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Wisconsin Medicinal Plant Symposium

September 22, 2016

The Department of Horticulture and the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden invite students, staff and community to attend an afternoon of presentations about the study and use of medicinal plants (1:00-4:30 PM). A reception and opportunity to examine a living collection will follow at the garden (4:30-6:00 PM).  While the symposium is free and open to the public, registration is required

The presentations, from a host of campus and community specialists, will commence at 1:00 PM in the Ebling Symposium suite of the Microbial Sciences building and continue in succession until 4:30 PM.

Speakers and topics include:

  • The Intangible Component of Plant Healing
    Edith Leoso, Bad River Band Tribal Historic Preservation Office
  • White Pine Pollen and Water: The Healing of the Land and Body
    Jeff Grignon, Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin
  • Medicinal Plants: A Tibetan Medicine Perspective
    Yangbum Gyal, Medicine Buddha Healing Center
  • The Value of Museum Collections for Ethnobotanical Research
    Chris Tyrrell, Milwaukee Public Museum
  • From Global Health and Ethnobotany to Randomized Trials of Echinacea for Common Cold
    Bruce Barrett, Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison
  • Herbal Medicine: An Evidence-based Tour of Local and Other Intriguing Plants 
    David Kiefer, Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison

Continue your exploration of these topics (and more!) by browsing our book display (with credit to Kristin A.) and by speaking with your Steenbock librarians to retrieve additional articles and books from campus library collections.

Photo credit: Allen Centennial Garden