NEW: Africa is a treasure trove of medicinal plants: here are seven that are popular

Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu & Nox Makunga Plants have directly contributed to the development of important drugs. The antimalarial treatment artemisinin, pain medication morphine, and cancer chemotherapy taxol are just three examples of drugs derived from plants. Africa is endowed with up to 45,000 plant species – about 25 percent of the world’s plant genetic resources. … Continue reading NEW: Africa is a treasure trove of medicinal plants: here are seven that are popular