While modern medicinal science relies almost entirely on pharmaceuticals, there was a time when pharmacists used actual medicinal plants to prepare medicines and treatments.
Check out these maps that reflect that time!
A recently uncovered 1930’s map from the National Wholesale Druggists’ Association shows which medicinal plants grew in each state (as of 1932), as well as the medicinal uses of each plant.
Unfortunately, in the late 1930s and through the 1940s, a rise in synthetically produced and mass marketed drugs began to hit the market. This marked a transition from pharmacists physically preparing medicines to pharmacists counting out pre-made medicines.
This poster show the end of an era, before the profession made the shift to dispensing drugs produced by large corporation and away from preparing plants for those in need of their medicinal properties.
View the map here
Amazon also has a more modern map available, World Map of Medicinal Plants – you should definitely consider checking it out!
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