Event type: Talk, meet the scientist
Location: Attenborough Studio
For thousands of years, plants have been used in medicine to treat a whole variety of ailments.
From a simple headache to a deadly illness, plants can be found in many of the drugs and treatments we take for granted today.
Meet a Museum scientist who looks at some of the surprising ways plants have been used to treat illness throughout history and get a rare glimpse at some specimens from behind the scenes.