medicinal plants also called medicinal herbs have been discovered and used in traditional medicine practices since prehistoric times. plants synthesise hundreds of chemical compounds for functions including defence against insects fungi diseases and herbivorous mammals.numerous phytochemicals with potential or established biological activity have been identified.
herbalism (also herbal medicine) is the study of botany and use of plants intended for medicinal purposes. plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today.
west haven conn.-- the microscope at the university of new haven set at 10-times magnification shows a marijuana leaf covered with dozens of tiny bumps. it's mold and someone somewhere could
medicinal plants are gaining much interest recently because their use in ethno medicine treating common disease such as cold fever and other medicinal claims are now supported with sound scientific evidences. the study on medicinal plants started with extraction procedures that play a critical role to the extraction outcomes (e.g.
different extraction methods illustrate the contrasting philosophies pulling at the ends of contemporary herbal medicine. one supports the highly scientific method of standardization which involves measuring and extracting specific compounds believed to be responsible for the herbs’ medicinal effects.
northern michigan university the first in u.s. to train undergrads for marijuana industry in marquette is the first college to offer an undergraduate major in medicinal plant chemistry