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Secrets of ancient medicines

A traditional Samoan plant medicine that’s as effective at stifling inflammation as ibuprofen; a clue to fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria in Irish dirt; a poison used by African tribes on the tip of their arrows points to a new kind of male contraceptive; and a compound used in Chinese medicine reveals unusual anti-obesity properties.

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    Traditional Samoan plant rivals anti-inflammatory effects of ibuprofen

    Traditional Samoan plant rivals anti-inflammatory effects of ibuprofen

    Researchers have identified the anti-inflammatory mechanism behind a plant used for centuries in traditional Samoan medicine.

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