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A Glimpse From A Distant Past

  Almost every day we hear in the news of endangered species – meaning animals. But this applies to plants and flowers as well. The main cause for extinction these days is deforestation and the man made destruction of natural habitats. Every day we lose in the Amazon, exotic and barely-known plants in large quantities, and with it, the knowledge of their medical properties the natives had passed on in oral traditions – traditions which even in this day and age would have been of great value for the research in our pharmaceutical laboratories. Of course, to show pictures of a flower that had gone extinct, say, 30,000 years ago is impossible even if the bones of extinct animals are...

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