Gap Fill - Medicinal Plants - Level 6


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Humans have been using plants since prehistoric . They are still used around the world in traditional medicine. For the first , scientists have discovered that chimpanzees also seek out the fruits of the forest to heal themselves when . Researchers from Oxford University in the UK conducted a of chimpanzee behaviour at the Budongo Central Forest Reserve in Uganda. The researchers tracked a male with an injured hand looking for the of a fern. The fern had properties that may have reduced the in the ape's hand. Another chimpanzee with a parasitic sought out the bark of a cat-thorn tree. This may have helped to alleviate the animal's .

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