Ergot: A Valuable Resource for Modern Medicine

By |2020-01-17T03:06:39+03:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ergot alkaloids are responsible for many deaths, including 40,000 recorded deaths in France back in 943, but these alkaloids have been utilized for medicinal purposes. Claviceps purpurea, better known as ergot, is a parasitic fungus that attacks the ovary of cereal grasses, there is much [...]