They have the power to save a life.
And for thousands of years, plants have been used to treat everything from upset stomachs to cancer. Naturopathic doctors continue to use plant-based medicines, but herbs, flowers, roots, and trees provide critical ingredients for pharmaceuticals and other cures used from emergency rooms to optometrists' offices.
In fact, herbal treatments are the most popular form of traditional medicine in the world, generating billions of dollars of revenue annually, according to the World Health Organization.
At UB, more than 100 species of these life-saving plants are now in full bloom at the College of Naturopathic Medicine Medicinal Herb Garden.
Come, tour this very special place and learn more.