Grow Your Own Drugs is a BBC television documentary series, broadcasting on BBC2, exploring the many remedies which can be provided by plants. James Wong, an ethnobotanist, presents the series and takes the view that people should start making their own remedies in order to save money and feel healthier plus providing simple remedies to everyday ailments. Wong tries out his remedies on members of the public in order to demonstrate the beneficial effects of natural remedies, adding appropriate safety warnings. He is careful to stress that viewers should always seek medical advice before trying natural medicines, and in discussing the outcomes of treatment always states "It's not a clinical trial..." and acknowledges that results might be attributed to a placebo effect.
Wong's famous quote from Grow Your Own Drugs:
“ I want to make people think differently about plants – growing all around us are plants that could make you feel better. ”
“ Making your own natural remedies for minor complaints can be easy, cheap and fun. But you must know exactly what you’re using and how to use it. I’m not against conventional medicine and it’s really important you get yourself diagnosed by a doctor before trying natural remedies. ”
Aug 24, 2009, 21:30:47
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