Event Title

Divergent Cultures, Convergent Medicines

Location

Pharmacy Building, Rm. 130

Start Date

1-10-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-10-2014 1:50 PM

Description

Dr. Navindra Seeram, Associate Professor, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Throughout history, diverse cultures have developed their own sophisticated systems of traditional medicines which use plants to treat various illnesses. Moreover, the WHO estimates that currently over 80% of the world’s population still use plants as their first line of defense against diseases. Plants have provided humans with numerous modern day drugs including salicin (derivatized to produce aspirin), digoxin, quinine, and morphine. Also, nowadays, numerous plant extracts are being widely utilized as over‐the‐counter natural products for the prevention and treatment of chronic human illnesses. This presentation will give an overview of various medicinal plants used by traditional cultures worldwide and their modern day use in the United States.

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Oct 1st, 1:00 PM Oct 1st, 1:50 PM

Divergent Cultures, Convergent Medicines

Pharmacy Building, Rm. 130

Dr. Navindra Seeram, Associate Professor, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Throughout history, diverse cultures have developed their own sophisticated systems of traditional medicines which use plants to treat various illnesses. Moreover, the WHO estimates that currently over 80% of the world’s population still use plants as their first line of defense against diseases. Plants have provided humans with numerous modern day drugs including salicin (derivatized to produce aspirin), digoxin, quinine, and morphine. Also, nowadays, numerous plant extracts are being widely utilized as over‐the‐counter natural products for the prevention and treatment of chronic human illnesses. This presentation will give an overview of various medicinal plants used by traditional cultures worldwide and their modern day use in the United States.