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One green leaf
Why plants? 

Plants are wonderful lifeforms, autotrophs able to sustain themselves using only light for energy, carbon dioxide from the air, and inorganic substances from the soil. In creating carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and other organic molecules to support their own existence, they also provide nutrition for virtually all other lifeforms. This is possible, of course, because all life on Earth shares the same building blocks.  

On the other hand, there are some clear differences; mammals, for example, don’t photosynthesize and plants don’t suckle their young! Thus, there seems to be no reason why some plants should make so many “phytoactive” molecules that we humans can use as medicines. We will continue the story in the next dispatch

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