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Is Hoya Santa legal to sell in the US?


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Is Hoya Santa legal to sell in the US?

rworange | Aug 7, 2005 09:33 PM

There were two fairly recent queries looking for Hoja Santa or Root Beer plant in the SF Bay Area.

The last time it was mentioned it might not be legal to sell it in the US.

I have read it has safrole and if you give Hoya Santa to someone you risk a lawsuit. It is also banned by the FDA. Any truth?

I had a cheese wrapped in Hoya Santa leaves ... from Gary Danko ... the thought of Danko being raided for pushing hoya santa is a little amusing to me.

Also read it can be carciogenic.


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