Your Body on Drugs: What are those Miracle Drugs Doing to Your Insides?

Historically pharmacy and pharmaceuticals related to healing originated from plants and knowledge of their use that developed over the ages from prehistoric times (Ellis, 2000). The Arabs established the first drug stores in the world in Baghdad around 754 AD. Their research and pharmaceutical science included some two thousand medicinal herbs to be used in specific treatments (Hadzovic, 1997).