Ancient Roots, Modern Medicine Series


Borderlands: USA / Mexico

Venture to the USA / Mexico border, where people have been using medicinal plants for thousands of years and continue today. It is a land of cacti, intense sun, and curanderos - those who heal with desert roots and herbs. Now, American scientists are tapping into that precious knowledge - from an innovative program at New Mexico State University to clinical tests at a cutting-edge Seattle research lab. Student researchers are discovering the power of nature's wonders, and perhaps the next breakthrough medicine.

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