Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Medicinal plants aided Civil War doctors

Through Oct. 30, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township, N.J., will offer an exhibit and cellphone tour on medicinal plants of the North-South conflict. Plants in the tour include the poppy, used as a painkiller; tansy, a tiny daisy-like flower, brewed as a tea to reduce fever; and the native dogwood tree, a substitute for quinine in the battle against malaria. • Details

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