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"A great of medicines are derived frome plants, how well-informed are you in the history of medicinal plants?"
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Approximately, what percentage of all prescription made for drugs in the USA are derived from plants?
In the Rig Veda, Aryuvedic medicine describes treating snakebites with reserpine. What plant is reserpine derived from?
Foxglove (digitalis purpurea) can aid in the tone and rythmn of the heart. What is the primary ingredient which is so conducive to the heart?
Cinchona, feverbark, was nearly made extinct from over-collection of it in the Andes jungles. What disease was it used to cure?
Americans consume over 80 million tablets of aspirin a year. What plant does it originate from?
Queen Anne's Lace was used in the past for abortion and contraception. What is the active ingredient which makes this plant so efficacious?
What plant filled the court rooms and hospital during the spread of Yersina pestis...it was believed the terpenes inside this plant stopped the 'bug' in its tracks?
What is the substance in soybeans thought to stop blood-flow to cancer cells, hence crippling the spread of cancer?
What plant did the colonists in the 13 colonies brew for tea, after the Boston Tea Party?
What did the Incas call the 'divine plant'?
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Compiled Jun 28 12