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A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine is being investigated for medicinal compounds which may help treat cancer and liver disease.
Compounds in the root of the plant can kill human cancer cells but leave the healthy cells untouched.
A new Physic public herbal garden will be officially opened in St Anne’s Park in Raheny on Dublin’s northside 0n May 23rd this year.
The grand opening also marks the start of National Herb Week 2015 from May 23rd-29th which will feature events all around the country promoting the use of herbal medicine.