Medicinal Plants (Certificate in Native Plants Elective Course)

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Date: 05 February 2011
Time: 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Cost: members $40, non-members $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitors Center Classroom 2


The botanically-rich Southeast is home to a vast array of native plants with a long history of use as medicines. This course is an introduction to the medical botany of our region with an emphasis on the traditional and current uses of native plants. Students will learn about the role native plant medicines have played in the history of the United States, the ecological impact of the growing demand for herbal medicines, and what is being done to move towards the sustainable use of medicinal native herbs.