There is a long history of natural treatments for many prescription pharmaceuticals that are currently available to doctors, such as opioids, ibuprofen, digitalis, and antimalarials. According to the World Health Organization, over 25 percent of modern medicine used in the United States is derived from plants. Many of the sophisticated pharmaceutical pharmacopoeia's 7,000 drug combinations come from plants. 100 active chemicals extracted from higher plants are now widely used in modern medicine, with 80 percent showing a favourable association between modern therapeutic use and the traditional use of the plants from which they are derived.
Herbal remedies for common diseases