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Post by BlueTopaz on Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:09 am

An article about ancient medicines....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/31/AR2011013104592.html

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Post by Alethia on Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:22 am

Touwaide said the medicines discovered on the wreck support his theory that though apothecaries had access to hundreds of medicinal plants, they purposefully limited their palette to a few herbs but used them in different formulas to treat a range of ailments. "You're in a better position if you reduce the number of substances. If you have substances that are easy to find and native to your region, you can always come up with a remedy," said Touwaide.

How cool and interesting......thanks blue...
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Post by melodiccolor on Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:05 pm

It is very interesting, knowing the ancient remedies for ailments are being confirmed. They may ulitimately lead to verifying why long used herbal and plant treatments work.

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