Many of our most useful drugs were originally made by plants. Through accidental discovery, trial and error, and targeted bioprospecting we’ve been able to develop hundreds of different medications through the assistance of natures chemists… the plants.
Most of the drugs we use today came from plants originally. Although science has gotten better at treating and preventing illness, we are still in demand for new, effective medications. Bioprospecting is the term that describes this process, and is an ever important part of medical advancement in the 21st century.