July 17, 2024



Medicinal plant extract used by Native Americans can treat both pain and diarrhea

ZME Science

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have identified a molecule in extracts from plants with a long history of use by Native Americans as topical analgesics also doubles as a gastrointestinal aid. The study “shines a light on the incredible ingenuity and medicinal wisdom of Californian Native American tribes,” said Geoffrey Abbott, lead author and a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the UCI School of Medicine.

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