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Study: Common plant used in Samoan traditional medicine dismissed as superstition could rival ibuprofen

Study says traditional samoan medicine could rival ibuprofen

New research offers scientific evidence on the healing properties of a common plant used in Samoan traditional medicine.

Beyond superstition: The matalafi plant, which has been used for generations in Samoan culture as a remedy for a variety of illnesses, can produce anti-inflammatory effects similar to ibuprofen, a new study spearheaded by an Indigenous Samoan scientist suggests, according to The Guardian.