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Linnaeus and Pharmacy


Medical plants and Linnaeus
By profession Linnaeus wasn’t really a botanist, but a physician.

Plants are important
The cradle of modern medicine is the medicine of former times.

Medicinal plants
There are many plants that have contributed to modern medicines: here are a few examples.

Chemistry in nature
Chemistry can help us find new drugs in medicinal plants and other organisms in nature.

Animals and medicine
Alongside plants, animals have been used in producing medicines and there are still many contributions from the animal kingdom.

Nature’s own chemical warfare
A continuous war including chemical weapons is being fought out in the world of nature. Why is this so?