Alternative Medicine: The Evidence is a Scientific Documentary programme.

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Alternative Medicine: The Evidence: Herbs

Series 1, episode 3

Series that looks at different types of alternative medicine. Kathy Sykes investigates the ancient practice of herbalism and discovers that not only do herbs have healing powers, but that some may provide answers to medical conditions that continue to baffle modern science. In South Africa she learns about a herb which is being touted as a new weapon in the fight against HIV/Aids, while in Germany she meets scientists who are taking herbs apart and submitting them to rigorous clinical trials.