Ameenah Gurib-Fakim:
Humble plants that hide surprising secrets

TEDGlobal 2014 · 14:12 · Filmed Oct 2014
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In this intriguing talk, biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces us to rare plant species from isolated islands and regions of Africa. Meet the shape-shifting benjoin; the baume de l'ile plate, which might offer a new treatment for asthma; and the iconic baobab tree, which could hold the key to the future of food. Plus: monkey apples.

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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim explores the medical and nutrition secrets of the plants of her island, Mauritius. Full bio
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