Botanical Medicine

Botany is the scientific study of plants, from the smallest to the largest of life forms – the chlorophyll-rich marine algae, the exotic frangipani, the magnificent Californian redwoods, and the estimated 400,000 species in between. Plants are essential to human life. We rely on these valuable resources for our food, water, oxygen, soil, fibre, medicine, building materials and spiritual nourishment. Plants regulate the global climate, drive the carbon cycle and provide vital habitat for fish and wildlife. We can take a predominantly plant-based approach to our lifestyles – through nutrition, beauty and medicine – without the use of animal-based products or ingredients. Adopting a plant-based lifestyle can also help protect the marine environment.

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