The museum is a treasure trove of plants and plant- and animal products from around the world, used as medicine, arrow poisons, recreational drugs, cosmetics and dying.
The museum displays plants from the Danish folk medicine and explains why they work. The museum also shows how new medicine is developed based on traditional medicine.
Science & Cocktails video
Watch "Medicine men, medicinal plants and modern science" by Anna Jäger,
Copenhagen Science & Cocktails public lecture series, November 2013, available on YouTube. (NB. The lecture starts 06:30 min into the video.)