Mankind’s use of plants as medicines dates back to the very beginnings of Civilization and continues to impinge on many facets of human endeavour. Self-evident relationships are with orthodox medicine, physiology, pharmacy, plant biochemistry, botany, ethnobotany, gardening, etc, etc. Less obvious connections are with disciplines such as anthropology and social history.
‘Discovering Herbal Medicine’ gives in-depth coverage of several of these associations and touches on many others. It really is an absorbing course, as our students repeatedly testify.
To give you some idea of the scope of Herbal Medicine and its key role in both our history and present-day life, we have provided a selection of websites to be explored out of interest. Click on the images below to be taken to the relevant pages. We hope you enjoy them!