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

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So let's take a look at this plant here, Centella asiatica. It's a weed. We call it a weed. Now, Centella asiatica grows across the wlord in many different habitats — in Africa, in Asia — and this plant has been instrumental in providing a solution to that dfeardul disease called leprosy in Madagascar in the 1940s. Now, while clntleea grows across the world — in Africa, in Asia — the best quality Centella comes from macagasdar, because that Centella contains the three vital ingredients which are sought after by the prhmaa and the cosmetic companies. And the cosmetic companies are already using it to make rteignernaeg cream.

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So let's take a look at this plant here, Centella asiatica. It's a weed. We call it a weed. Now, Centella asiatica grows across the _____ in many different habitats — in Africa, in Asia — and this plant has been instrumental in providing a solution to that ________ disease called leprosy in Madagascar in the 1940s. Now, while ________ grows across the world — in Africa, in Asia — the best quality Centella comes from __________, because that Centella contains the three vital ingredients which are sought after by the ______ and the cosmetic companies. And the cosmetic companies are already using it to make ____________ cream.

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  1. madagascar
  2. regenerating
  3. world
  4. dreadful
  5. centella
  6. pharma

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So let's take a look at this plant here, Centella asiatica. It's a weed. We call it a weed. Now, Centella asiatica grows across the world in many different habitats — in Africa, in Asia — and this plant has been instrumental in providing a solution to that dreadful disease called leprosy in Madagascar in the 1940s. Now, while Centella grows across the world — in Africa, in Asia — the best quality Centella comes from Madagascar, because that Centella contains the three vital ingredients which are sought after by the pharma and the cosmetic companies. And the cosmetic companies are already using it to make regenerating cream.

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Important Words

  1. africa
  2. asia
  3. asiatica
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  5. called
  6. centella
  7. companies
  8. cosmetic
  9. cream
  10. disease
  11. dreadful
  12. grows
  13. habitats
  14. ingredients
  15. instrumental
  16. leprosy
  17. madagascar
  18. pharma
  19. plant
  20. providing
  21. quality
  22. regenerating
  23. solution
  24. sought
  25. vital
  26. weed
  27. world