05/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

6 Natural Remedies That Really Work

"Practically all of the most widely used drugs have an herbal origin," Ulbricht says. "The number one OTC medication, aspirin, is a synthetic version of a compound found in the willow tree. Many statins are based on fungi; and Tamiflu originated from Chinese star anise."

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