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On today’s Creation Moments Minute, we’ll take another look at what monkeys can teach us about medicines for mankind.
The female of a rare species of woolly spider monkey in Brazil does not ovulate for about six months after she gives birth. This gives her time to raise her offspring. About six months after giving birth, the female will travel outside its usual area to gorge on the fruit of a specific tree. Researchers found that its fruit is rich in a chemical that causes the female to produce a hormone that re-starts ovulation.
As in other cases of this type, we have to ask the question: Do these animals really have innate medical knowledge or is it that God cares for them when they are sick and leads them to the right medicinal plant? Here at the Creation Moments Minute, we think the answer is obvious.
For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.
Ref: Boyce Rensberger. Researchers: Chimps Use Herbal Medicine.