‘Miracle Plant’ Used By Ancient Greeks As ‘Cure-All’ Remedy Rediscovered

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At a glance

  • Silphion thrived in what is now Libya thousands of years ago and was used by ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians in medicine, food and even perfume
  • It has not been seen for 2,000 years, leading experts to believe it went extinct
  • A Turkish professor believes the ferula drudeana that grows on Mount Hasan in Turkey is the elusive ancient plant
  • It has the same description and medicinal benefits as the ancient silphion

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