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  • n  son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
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  • Yardsmart: Harvesting healing plants
    Nearly 1,000 years before Christ, the Greeks were avid users of medicinal herbs. These age-old healing plants were distributed by priests at the temples of Aesculapius. Priests obtained their plants from rhizotomoi, the diggers of plant roots who grew and gathered the ancient healing species. This continues today with the mountain folk of the Southeast, who still gather American ginsing ...
    June 16, 2013 - Sioux City Journal

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