Many of our most useful drugs were originally made by plants.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 us that fall ill from influenza will recover within a few days. For some, however, the infection can lead to much more serious complications like pneumonia and death. What medications are available? What are their strenghts and weakensses?