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By Stephanie Esters
The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan 

EXCHANGE: Herbal farmers grow small garden for health care


ANNA, Ill. (AP) — It's a quarter of an acre that grows about 50 plants, an area that some folks would call a garden of life.

The compact, fenced-in plot is a small part of the Dayemi community's 100-acre property in Union County, where some familiar-looking plants and some even more familiar-looking weeds grow, all for the purpose of producing products that fuel this part of the herbal-medicine market.

This is the Dayempur Herbal Garden, which produces products that are sold in 24 health care markets and stores in Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky, according to Terry Hickey, general m...

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