Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:26

The Lamar Soutter Library presents “Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts” curated by Tess Grynoch, exhibiting August 1 – September 30, 2017.

Witch HazelIllustrating and describing the medicinal properties of plants has captured human interest for centuries and the search is ongoing for new cures the plant world can provide. The “Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts” exhibit will feature medicinal plants found throughout the state, highlighting both their historical and modern uses as herbal remedies along with their sometimes deadly side effects.

As part of the exhibit, Dayne Laskey (PharmD, DABAT), Assistant Professor of Clinical Toxicology at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy, will provide an introduction to medicinal plant uses and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy’s evidence-based medicine garden during his talk, “The Medicine Garden: Bioactive plants of the past, present, and future” on August 22nd from noon-1pm in Amphitheater I (S2-102). All are welcome to attend.