Did ancient cultures know how to extract drugs from plants?
I don't know if they knew exactly what they were doing, but I think they did know of the specific healing properties of certain plants and either gathered or cultivated them for those purposes. Dang, that's a long sentence!
I think they know the property of plant.The knowledge come with different way. They see animal who eat them.They experiment on there body. They see there shape which resemble part of body.For example almond is eye shaped so it is useful for eye.
Definately , That is what is Ayurveda all about.Ancient study of plants which could treat all possible diseases and ailments.It is a very old science which was developed and practiced in India and still people are treated with Ayurvedic treatments .
My research on Ojibwe (a native American tribe) medicine showed they used the whole plant parts-leaves, roots, berries, flowers, barks- to make teas, decoctions, or poultices. They did not extract individual drug components from a plant.
by Julie Grimes6 years ago
What evidence is availble that confirms ancient cultures were interacting together by the world gridBesides what Plato wrote....
by jaydawg8083 years ago
When did you extract your wisdom tooth or teeth?I was 14 years old.....it was horrible!! Took them all out at one time.
by PhoenixV5 years ago
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