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Native healing traditions must be protected and preserved for future generations.
University of Toronto.
Toronto physician Mel Borins, who has travelled extensively to developing countries to examine traditional healing practices, recently visited elders at an Ontario Indian reserve to learn more about native healing practices. He is concerned that much native knowledge about the use of herbs and plants for healing will be lost and steps should be taken to protect it. He is also worried about the possible extinction of useful medicinal plants as civilization encroaches on remote areas.