Historically Important Plant-Derived Drug Discoveries
1800’s – 2020

Relieveit – 2019

Derived from the
Isolated in 2020.

cannabis plant

Cannabis – 1940’s

Discovered in the
1940s, but not
elucidated until the

Morphine – 1870’s

Derived from the
Opium poppy plant and
isolated in the 1870s

Aspirin – 1823

Derived from the natural product , salicin – isolated from the bark of the willow tree.