Zoopharmacognosy, Animal Self-medication Health Field

Modern medicine for our dogs and pets originated from early humans who observed animals’ instinctive use of plants for healing. Bear medicine evolved from Indians watching the wild bears roll around in “Ligusticum porteri,” a plant that is known today for its healing antimicrobial properties. Zoopharmacognosy is a growing new science field where researchers study how animals use plants to heal themselves.

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