COULD ANCIENT REMEDIES HOLD THE ANSWER TO THE LOOMING ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS?
"As far as organic drug factories go, it’s difficult to beat the complexity and ingenuity of plants. Plants are nature’s chemical wizards. If a plant finds itself in an unfavorable situation — feasted on by pests, ignored by pollinators — it cannot kick up its roots and relocate. Instead, plants regulate the chemistry of their environment, perpetually suffusing the ground, air and their own tissues with molecular cocktails and bouquets intended to increase their chances of survival and reproduction."

 

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Brazilian peppertree, which is being studied for antibiotic potential. Credit: Damon Casarez for The New York Times

Brazilian peppertree, which is being studied for antibiotic potential. Credit: Damon Casarez for The New York Times

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