Title of Project

Folklore: Medicines around the World

Researcher Information

Jason Conseugra
Alyssa Baet
Tram Nguyen

Project Type


Start Date

2010 12:00 AM

End Date

2010 12:00 AM

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Folklore: Medicines around the World

Over centuries, cultures around the world have learned how to use plant' for health and healing. These time-tested and culturally significant traditional medicines form the basis of a primary health care system around the world. Modern medicines have often been derived from medicinal species that offer scientific and commercial value. Each civilization has a unique folklore medicine. Some of the herbal medicines seem to have been chemically analyzed to a greater extent while others seem to have never been scientifically explored. This study compares the ethnic roots of participants and related folklore from around the world. Despite modern pharmaceuticals, herbal medicines maintain a strong reputation worldwide.