Creator(s): Coalition of Canadian Healthcare Museums and Archives
Discover the healing power of plants and the role they play in common items found inside your medicine cabinet. Medicinal plants have been used for years in Mohawk, Chinese and in many other cultures, and these plants have been refined into common over-the-counter and prescription medications. Learn how our ancestors were able to identify medicinal plants and harness their power of natural healing, as well as what medicinal plants may be native to your area. Get the answers to common questions. Are herbal medicines safe? Are they environmentally friendly? Take an online quiz to find out how much you know about today's plant-based medicines.