Depression-Era Medicinal Plant Map Sheds Light on a Lost Art
Posted by : Mary Wutz /
Did you know that in the depression era, pharmacists had a much larger role in curing their patients? Nowadays, pharmacists mostly just package up your medicines and hand it over, but during the Depression Era, the pharmacist's knowledge of local plants that could help cure people of typical ailments was much more vast than it is today. While many medicines are still derived from plants, this map shows that we’ve lost a significant amount of our knowledge of the healing power of plants and how we can use them to treat everyday ailments. Click here to learn more.