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The Plant Hunter

Ever pop an aspirin? Thank a willow tree for that. Ethnobotany is the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous plants. In THE PLANT HUNTER, author, Dr. Cassandra Quave identifies and studies plants to treat threatening illnesses. Her groundbreaking research is helping to provide clues for the next generation of advanced medicine. Dr. Quave talks with 411 TEEN.