From Different Parts of the World:
- North Middle and Southamerica
Since the beginning of civilization, people have used plants as medicine.
Perhaps as early as Neanderthal man, plants were believed to have healing powers.
Ethnobotany is the studies the complex relationships between plants and cultures.
In the Ethnobotanicals section you find seeds from plants which have, medicinal
or ritual uses ("Sacred Plants"). Ethnobotanists explore how plants are used
for such things as food, shelter, medicine, clothing, religious ceremonies.
Ethnobotany has its roots in botany and n fact, medicine and botany have always
had close ties. Many of today's drugs have been derived from plant sources.
Research in plant sources continued and plants were still used as the basis
for some drug development. For example the jungles and rain forests of South
America contains an incredibly diverse number of plant species, some still unexplored
and many potentially useful as medicinal sources. Growing Ethnobotanicals is
a greater pleasure.