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Nature's Pharmacy

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Scientists search the earth and sea for new medicines, knowing that half of today's curative preparations come from or contain ingredients from nature. Names some plants that provide components for familiar medications, and notes, for example, that 3,000 plants help control or fight different cancers. The research process to locate, refine, and test new drugs is long and complex. Natural substances from rain forests, marine life, and even soil have enormous potential for healing.

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Runtime: 14 minutes 21 seconds

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