The use of plants as medicines predates written human history, however in written record, the study of herbs dates back well over 5,000 years to the Sumerians, who described well-established medicinal uses for plants we still use today
Plants have evolved the ability to synthesise chemical compounds that help them defend against attack from a wide variety of predators. By chance some of these compounds whilst being toxic to plant predators turn out to have beneficial effects when used to treat human diseases
Using many sources we have compiled an herbal pharmacopoeia of more than 100 plants, their origins as well as their common uses in modern times.
Use this resource to help find plants, flowers, fungi & more that may help alleviate any conditions you might be facing temporarily or in your day-to-day life.
Check back regularly for updates & more herbal medicines to come.