The fungus birch polypore has a remarkable list of medicinal uses.
Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant's uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering.
In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
There's a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.