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Medicinal plants in Colombia.
The botanical aspects of the plants of Colombia have been studied thoroughly since the 18th century. Nevertheless, although plants are used to a large extent in traditional medicine in Colombia, there has been little investigation into their properties. Some research has not been initiated. This work is supported by the existence of the National Herbarium in BogotÃ¡, in which there are 180 000 specimens belonging to 10 000 different species.