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Introduction

Discover the healing power of plants and the role they play on common items found inside your medicine cabinet. Medicinal plants have been used for years in Mohawk, Chinese and other traditional treatments, and these plants have been refined into common over-the-counter and prescription medications. Learn how our ancestors were able to identify medicinal plants and harness their power of natural healing, as well as what medicinal plants may be native to your area. Are herbal medicines safer? Are they environmentally friendly?

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