By Briony Hudson
For centuries, plants have been used as medicines, but they can harm as much as heal. Join Briony Hudson, pharmacy historian and museum curator, to find out about the history of using plants to treat illnesses. From poppies to rosemary, and foxgloves to sage, Briony will explore their uses over many centuries and look at how knowledge developed about their medicinal powers. How would you train to be an apothecary or pharmacist in the past, and what would you learn about plants to enable you to make people better, rather than worse?