Science guest lecture: State of the Art: Medicinal plants with Michael Holland
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HS132
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Did you know?
There are an estimated 500,000 species of plants in the world and approximately 20,000 of these are edible - this means that 95% of plant species are poisonous.
80% of people worldwide rely on plant medicines for some part of their primary healthcare, do you?
This talk will highlight 8 key medicinal plants (from a possible 10,500 in the world), as well as some important moments or discoveries in the history of medicine that have made us better at healing ourselves and each other. We will pass through some notable medicinal plant collections along the way and there might even be a recipe or two.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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