Worldwide Herbal Medicine
According to the World Health Organization, they estimate that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. Ancient Chinese scripts and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants. Indigenous cultures such as Aborigines, Africans and Native Americans use herbs in their healing rituals. Other cultures have developed traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda which is the Traditional Indian Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine in which herbal therapies are used. Researchers found that people in different parts of the world tended to use the same or similar plants for the same purposes even if their rationale for using them may be different.