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"From the Ted Talk by Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: Humble plants that hide surprising secrets"

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Now, let's go back again to that first plant I showed you, the one, of course, with different-shaped leaves and different sizes, Terminalia boeztne, subspecies bentzoe, a plant only found in Mauritius. Now, the local people, they used a decoction of the leaves against iucofinets diseases. Now our work, that is, the scientific validation of this traditional information, has shown that precisely that leaf extract shows activity, potent activity, against a wide range of bacteria that could be pathogenic to humnas. Now, could this plant be the answer to antibiotic rtscesiane? You know, antibiotic resistance is proving to be a big challenge globally. While we may not be sure, one thing is certain: we will not want this pnlat to disappear. But the harsh reality is that this particular plant is in fact cdienoresd to be veanlbrule in its natural habitat.

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Now, let's go back again to that first plant I showed you, the one, of course, with different-shaped leaves and different sizes, Terminalia _______, subspecies bentzoe, a plant only found in Mauritius. Now, the local people, they used a decoction of the leaves against __________ diseases. Now our work, that is, the scientific validation of this traditional information, has shown that precisely that leaf extract shows activity, potent activity, against a wide range of bacteria that could be pathogenic to ______. Now, could this plant be the answer to antibiotic __________? You know, antibiotic resistance is proving to be a big challenge globally. While we may not be sure, one thing is certain: we will not want this _____ to disappear. But the harsh reality is that this particular plant is in fact __________ to be __________ in its natural habitat.

Solution

  1. plant
  2. considered
  3. humans
  4. resistance
  5. bentzoe
  6. infectious
  7. vulnerable

Original Text

Now, let's go back again to that first plant I showed you, the one, of course, with different-shaped leaves and different sizes, Terminalia bentzoe, subspecies bentzoe, a plant only found in Mauritius. Now, the local people, they used a decoction of the leaves against infectious diseases. Now our work, that is, the scientific validation of this traditional information, has shown that precisely that leaf extract shows activity, potent activity, against a wide range of bacteria that could be pathogenic to humans. Now, could this plant be the answer to antibiotic resistance? You know, antibiotic resistance is proving to be a big challenge globally. While we may not be sure, one thing is certain: we will not want this plant to disappear. But the harsh reality is that this particular plant is in fact considered to be vulnerable in its natural habitat.

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