The Healing Power of Plants
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Medicine Cabinet
"Hunt" in our medicine cabinet to discover the plants behind some common medications!

Traditional Cultures
Meet a few of the many people who practice traditional medicine in today's Canada.

The Era of Science
Learn how the chemists of the 1800s revolutionized the way we use healing plants by identifying and isolating their active ingredients.

Modern Medicine Hunters
The search for new plant-based medicines continues today. Talk to some Canadians involved in this effort, and find out about some of the ethical issues facing today's medicine hunters.

Try Your Hand
See how you would do as a medicine hunter! Try to give our patients the right plant before it’s too late!

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