In Vitro Characterization of a Nineteenth-Century Therapy for Smallpox | Virology News |
In the nineteenth century, smallpox ravaged through the United States and Canada. At this time, a botanical preparation, derived from the carnivorous plant Sarracenia purpurea, was proclaimed as being a successful therapy for smallpox infections.


Botanicals: the (partially) unexplored country.  Sometimes folk wisdom has pharmaceutical potential.