Farm to Fork Wyoming

Plant Knowledge Around the World

Clip: Season 3 Episode 3 | 4m 24s

Europeans coming to America brought a respected tradition of using medicinal plants and also learned from the Native Americans. Familiar plants could be found to treat diseases, but malaria presented a problem. Sagebrush didn’t grow in New England, but Native American trade networks provided this remedy to early settlers. Chinese people also used sagebrush for malaria.

Aired: 05/05/17

Rating: TV-G

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