Quinine, Precursor to Hydroxychloroquine, First Used by Inca Herbalists As Early As 16th Century

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The potential COVID-19 cure’s precursor was an Inca folk treatment long before Europeans learned of its existence.

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The Oldest and One of the Most Reliable Treatments for Malaria Is Derived from a South American Tree

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How Eating a Grapefruit Could Kill You

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Grapefruit is one of the healthiest foods you can eat—except that it could kill you.

The familiar citrus fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. It is recommended not just as a food for optimum health, but also for weight loss. Not surprisingly, this has led to an increased popularity in grapefruit. But, Continue reading