25% of all prescribed drugs come from plants

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Open Quote It’s estimated that 25 percent of the drugs prescribed worldwide are derived from plants. Some you might have heard of include aspirin (derived from willow bark), antibiotics (fungi), and cancer drug Paclitaxol (yew trees). In fact, 70% of drugs approved for cancer are based on natural products. So next time you look around your garden, don’t underestimate the power of plants.’ Lucy Stephens, Medical Herbalist. Open Quote