Study: 28,187 Plant Species Used as Medicines Throughout the World – June 6, 2017

Flower Power

June 7th, 2017 By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A powerful new study reminds us that natural medicine was once, and still is, the default medical system on this planet…

In fact, the use of synthetically produced patent medicines (pharmaceuticals) is a relatively recent development (circa 1870), and should really be called the “alternative medicine” vis-a-vis time-tested, far safer approaches that rely on food, spices, and carefully prepared and administered plant extracts.

A powerful new report released by the Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom reveals that there are currently 28,187 plant species recorded as being of medicinal use throughout the world. In addition, the report revealed that fewer than 16% (4,478) of the species used in plant-based medicines are cited in a medicinal regulatory publication…

Read more at: Wake-Up World

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