Reunion Island's medicinal plants, from the forest canopy to high-tech labs
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Located in the Indian Ocean, France's Reunion Island boasts a lush and diverse ecosystem. Tucked inside its rich forests are more than 600 plants used in traditional medicine. Locals are registering these indigenous plants in a bid to highlight their healing properties and support the traditional healers of the island - an ancient practice at risk of dying out. It's also a business opportunity for pharmaceutical companies. Our team reports.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin