What are medicinal plants? LESSON

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by Dynamic Earth Learning

Price: 300 points or $3 USD

Subjects: science,healthPhysEd,physicalSciences,lifeScience,earthAndSpaceScience,appliedScience

Grades: 5,6,7,8,9

Description: Embedded video lesson on first slide! Then students answer 31 questions. This lesson introduces students to the concept of phytomedicine, which involves the use of medicinal plants for treating diseases and promoting health. They learn about the history of medicinal plants, the synthesis of pharmaceutical drugs from plant ingredients, and the cautionary aspects of using medicinal herbs. The lesson also explains the different types of toxicity evaluation for medicinal plants. Students will discover the benefits and uses of medicinal plants, including their antioxidant properties and role in dietary supplements. Commonly used medicinal plants such as aloe vera, ginseng, garlic, and chamomile are highlighted. The lesson concludes by emphasizing the importance of continued research on medicinal plants.