Book Review: Wild Health

Wild Health

As I mentioned in the post about my trip to England, one of the things that made me decide to study Applied Zoopharmacognosy was the book Wild Health by Cindy Engel. It is a fabulous collection of examples of how plants develop secondary metabolites (compounds that plants produce that are not needed for their immediate […]

Applied Zoopharmacognosy – Helping Domestic Animals Self-Medicate


Zoopharmacognosy is the scientific term for the fascinating way that animals self-medicate with the help of plants. The term was coined by biochemist Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, Professor at Cornell University, and anthropologist Richard Wrangham of Harvard, and comes from the Greek “zoo” (meaning animal), “pharmaco” (remedy) and “gnosy” (knowing). Animals in the wild have been […]