John Hanna1, Ian Edwin Cock2,3
1Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems, Institute of Environmental Health, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
2School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland-4111, AUSTRALIA.
3Environmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland-4111, AUSTRALIA.
Until the mid-20th century, most medicines were blends of pharmacological plants, minerals and extracts, of which some – and their corresponding methods – have been unchanged since pre-history. With the rise of resistance to our designed and derived antibiotics and drugs – which include anti-fungal, anti-protozoal and anti-helminthic medications – re-examinations of the usefulness of these remedies is warranted. Many early investigations have shown remarkable promise and across the world research is now, with increasing frequency, fully geared towards eventually putting new, plant derived drugs into use.Read more. . .