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Native plants a virtual pharmacy if we can learn to understand how they work

August 17, 2013
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

PALE PURPLE CONEFLOWER are neat plants. Standing tall and waving in the wind of native prairie tracts of land or at landscaped settings, it adds a great touch of color and character to the numerous other grasses and forbs covering the land. This scribe is not privy to all the information of how this plant became known for its medicinal qualities. However, the history of Native Americans tells of their use for this plant species to treat all sorts of ailments. What science does know is that it does help our immune system do its job. Any help our immune system can get will go a long way to assist in the cure of or getting over whatever "bugs" we suffer through.



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