Medicinal plants: Ancient wisdom to cutting-edge research
Medicine has made some of the most feared and deadly diseases such as polio easily preventable. And to a lot of people’s surprise, many of the medicines developed in the last century were derived from naturally occurring molecules found in plants, bacteria, and fungi.
Botany is one of the oldest branches of science and still to this day, it’s all about discovering, describing and documenting new species of plant life. Any one of those undocumented species comes with the opportunity for potential medicinal properties to be identified and utilsed to save lives.
In this episode of Branch Out you'll discover the latest in cutting-edge medicinal cannabis research and traditional Chinese herbal medicine, helping to treat everything from dementia to endometriosis. You'll also learn how to grow a couple of plants at home that can help relieve those cold and flu symptoms.
Hit play below to take a deep dive into the amazing healing power of plants with this inspiring and knowledgeable line up: