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Medicinal Plants Used During the U.S. Civil War Are Surprisingly Good at Fighting Bacteria

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With conventional medicines in short supply during the Civil War, the Confederacy turned to plant-based alternatives in desperation. New research suggests some of these remedies were actually quite good at fighting off infections—a finding that could lead to effective new drugs.

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