Civil War-Era Battle Remedies Could Be Key To Combating Drug-Resistant Superbugs

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As bacteria's have become more resistant to traditional drugs scientist have looked to develop new, more powerful solutions... But a new study shows the answer may be in traditional remedies of the past.

Scientific Reports has published the results of a study that shows three plant extracts used in the Civil War to treat battlefield wounds may have saved some limbs and even lives.

For more on the study KCBS Radio's Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor spoke with Cassandra Quave, senior author of the paper and assistant professor at Emory's Center for the Study of Human Health.