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Medicinal Plants Sold at Night in Colombian Market

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October 9, 2013
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In a night-time farmers' market in Bogota, more than 400 vendors sell over 200 varieties of plants with healing powers. The growing of medicinal herbs has been a long-standing tradition in the city, dating back to the pre-Hispanic era.


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