A "miracle plant" has been rediscovered

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The Daily Mail reports that a 'Miracle plant' used by ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians as 'cure-all' remedy is rediscovered after scientists thought it was eaten into extinction 2,000 years ago." It's believed that Ferula drudeana found on a mountain in Eastern Turkey is the one described by the ancients. The flowers were used in various prepared forms for medicinal purposes. The accompanying image shows the ancient silphion plant image on a Didrachm.

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