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Did ancient cultures know how to extract drugs from plants?

  1. andrew savage profile image61
    andrew savageposted 4 years ago

    Did ancient cultures know how to extract drugs from plants?

  2. Georgie Lowery profile image95
    Georgie Loweryposted 4 years ago

    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!

  3. Hariom Singhal profile image59
    Hariom Singhalposted 4 years ago

    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.

  4. NitiBadolaDangwal profile image60
    NitiBadolaDangwalposted 4 years ago

    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 .

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    Alise- Evonposted 4 years ago

    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.

 
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