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(Studio: Dan Rather) Week-long series on alternative medical treatment continued.
(Studio: Edie Magnus) Use of plants for cures for human ailments featured. [In Ecuador, Dr. James DUKE - talks about his research into herbal medicine.] Use of taxol from the Pacific yew tree to treat cancer cited as an example. [Shaman Pharmaceuticals Lisa CONTE - cites the worldwide use of plants as medicine.] The controversy over herbal medicine in the US outlined. [AIDS victim Sharon LUND - comments.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Dr. David KESSLER - says documentation is needed.] [DUKE - explains why drug companies will not finance the research.] Three safe herbs, peppermint, valerian root and garlic and their uses listed.
- Magnus, Edie;
- Rather, Dan
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