Orangutans, like people, use medicinal plants to treat joint and muscle inflammation

Researchers from the Borneo Nature Foundation have filmed the apes chewing plants into a lather (pictured) - which they then use as an ‘ointment’ on their aching limbs.

Orangutans, like people, use medicinal plants to treat joint and muscle inflammation

Scientists have discovered that the same plant used by indigenous people on Borneo is also used by wild orangutans to treat joint and muscle inflammation.

Wed 10 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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