Both modern medicine and alternative medicine still rely on the age-old healing properties found in herbs. This class looks at some of these herbs that “pack a punch”.
Plants synthesize hundreds of chemical compounds for defense against insects, fungi, diseases, and even herbivorous mammals. Numerous phytochemicals with established biological activity have been identified. We will share which herbs are the most powerful in building the body’s defensives in areas like blood inflammation, aging, dementia, cancer, diabetes, and heart health. Drug research uses ethnobotany (the scientific study of the traditional knowledge and customs of a people concerning plants and their medical benefits) to search for pharmacologically active substances in nature. It has in this way discovered hundreds of beneficial compounds.