Just in time for this year’s Nobel Prize announcements, here’s how the symbolism of a plant associated with the god Apollo lives on in modern-day laureates.
In the mid-1800s, France was at the epicenter of the international movement to medicalize hashish, a potent form of cannabis. Now the country’s medical marijuana research is making a comeback.
Thousands of plant species are used in African traditional medicine. Extracts from some of these plants are part of important pharmaceutical drugs.
Medicinal plants and the associated indigenous knowledge could offer alternatives for women who lack access to modern contraceptives.
It is important that herbal medicine be checked for its safety, its potential to treat particular ailments, and to ascertain its chemical components.
Traditional herbal medicines and cosmetics remain popular in South Africa especially in rural areas where they are part of people’s culture.
There’s ample evidence that colonial imprints and mindsets in many cities and towns around the world today still dominate the availability of green spaces and how they’re managed.
Currently there is no specific antiviral drug to treat COVID-19 and no vaccine to prevent it. Most treatment strategies focus on symptomatic management and supportive therapy.
Consuming the plant can be lethal to animals and humans.
In reacting to the pandemic, architecture can reclaim its impact by conceding its loss of connection with public health, looking beyond Western thinking for its references.
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is based on three key requirements working together: signals from body tissues and organs, responding stem cells, and scaffolds.
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In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.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.