The American Society of Pharmacognosy was founded in 1959 as a society international in scope dedicated to the promotion, growth, and development of pharmacognosy and all aspects of natural products sciences.
From medicines to clothing, Kew's Economic Botany Collection illustrates the extent of human use of #plants around the world.
Mark Nesbitt @Economicbotany talks to @RadioNational about this treasure trove. Listen here: https://t.co/dO6waPyZF0 https://t.co/G0gOsR9EwE
Poisoned arrows: brought to you by Apocyanace! Several African species in this family synthesize the potent cardiac glycoside ouabain. In small doses it treats low blood pressure, but when delivered by arrow inhibits Na-K pumps and can cause cardiac arrest. #PhytochemicalFriday https://t.co/G161yLzgrB