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Plant Knowledge Around the World

  • Aired: 05/05/2017
  • 04:24
  • Rating: TV-G
Europeans coming to America brought a respected tradition of using medicinal plants and also learned from the Native Americans. Familiar plants could be found to treat diseases, but malaria presented a problem. Sagebrush didn’t grow in New England, but Native American trade networks provided this remedy to early settlers. Chinese people also used sagebrush for malaria.
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Different species within plant families often have the same chemical components in them.
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