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Aspirin

Aspirin is used to treat pain and fever.

The active ingredient was developed from salicin.

Salicin occurs in the bark of the willow tree. 

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Taxol

Taxol is an anti-cancer drug. 

It is found in the Pacific Yew Tree.

Pacific Yew Tree is protected and slow growing. 

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Quinine

Quinine is an anti-malarial drug.

It is found in the Cinchona Tree.

Works by killing the parasite.

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Artemisinin

Artemisinin is the new anti-malarial drug.

It is found in the Artemisia Annua plant.

Works by preventing transmission. 

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