Plant-based medicines have fascinated humans for millennia
Evidence of the use of plant-based medicine dates back to 500 BC. Ancient cultures, including China, Greece, Italy and India, all show evidence of using plant-based medicine.
Despite the historic use of plant-based medicines, political pressures and social stigma cast a prohibitive shadow over certain plants, catalysing strict laws that classified such plants as illegal drugs. This global shift sidelined research projects into plant-based medicines for most of the century.
Now the tide is turning. Medical research into plant-based medicine is being conducted, legal barriers are easing, and countries are once again recognising plant-based medicine at a societal level. This evolution paves the way for plant-based medicines to reclaim their role in healthcare.
At Cannatrek, we are committed to playing our part in transforming the plant-based medicine landscape and building a brighter future – from seed to patient.