Ancient Roots, Modern Medicine (2005)

Episode 1: Jordan - The Middle East

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Video Description

Travel to the unforgiving Badia Desert of Jordan where Bedouin nomads still battle diseases with age-old treatments. This is a world of black-robed healers, wise herbalists called attars and mysterious plants that survive in harsh, Middle East sands. Enter Dr. Sawsan Oran whose research with the black iris, her country's national flower, is netting astonishing results. This showy bloom, used medicinally for centuries by the Bedouin, has delivered strong, anti-leukemic effects in early laboratory trials. in early laboratory trials.

Documentary Description

Ancient Roots, Modern Medicine is a threepart series that explores this amazing convergence of ancient healing arts with modern medical practices. These documentaries, produced by the awardwinning Leading Object Media Group, present fascinating insights into cultures around the globe that still practice ancient ways. The series also tracks intrepid scientists in their exploration for new cures based on ancient medicinal plants. As the research moves forward, both the botanical wealth and traditional wisdom are under attack by human encroachment and environmental impacts of the 21st Century. It is an epic struggle as science races against time.

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All three episodes: Jordan: The Middle East, Borderlands: USA/Mexico and Curaçao: The Caribbean

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