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Date: 6/28/2005


Question:
I was wondering, if there are any medicines or other products that can be derived from orchids?


Replies:
Yes, more than 100 species of orchids reportedly have medicinal value:

http://envis.frlht.org.in/

Also,

http://www.delfinadearaujo.com/generali/geneng.htm

and vanillin was initially extracted from the seed pods of the orchid Vanilla planifolia.

http://www.uyseg.org/greener_industry/pages/vanillin/1Vanillin_AP.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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