Medicinal plants showcased at garden walk

Medicinal plant garden

Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden. Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo Services (click on image for larger file size)

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy will host the 2013 Garden Walk and Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in Chicago.

WHERE:
Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden
833 S. Wood St. (corner of Wood and Polk streets)

WHEN:
August 23
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

DETAILS:
The Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden contains more than 200 species of medicinal plants, including black cohosh, purple coneflower and floxglove, whose chemical compounds are used in clinical practice around the world. Doel Soejarto, professor of pharmacognosy and biology at UIC and a renowned plant scientist, serves as the garden’s director.

Barbara Timmermann, distinguished professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas, will be the keynote speaker at the Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture, beginning at noon in room 134-2. Timmermann will discuss discovering new medicines from native plants of the prairie.

More information online or  e-mail cjshoema@uic.edu.

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