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From ice lollies made from Echinacea to acne gels made from marigold flowers, home-made natural remedies are about to get a makeover as ethnobotanist James Wong reveals how to Grow Your Own Drugs in a new series for BBC Two.
Originally posted by star in a jar
You do not mess with the pharmaceutical companies. They make too much money and they will kill you if you go against them.
Originally posted by Merriman Weir
Much of it was hardly what you could call a revelation. Hops make you sleepy? Figs and senacot aid constipation? Wow! My mind was breaking as it struggled to take in such unknown and radical material
Originally posted by blupblup
You have to think though.... not everyone is as well informed as apparently you are.
If this means that just a handful of folks stop wasting money at boots or other chemists on things like cold and flu remedies and sleeping pills et al. then the program has achieved it's goal.
I for one, think this is an excellent idea and a good way to teach people about long forgotten and overlooked natural remedies.