Sasha Eisenman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Temple University
Central Asia is an extremely unique region that served as the crossroads of the world during the time of the Great Silk Road. With Central Asia's extremely diverse habitats, from saline deserts to some of the highest alpine regions of the world, its people have a great tradition of using plants as medicines. More recently, in the 20th century, extensive research of the chemical and pharmacological properties of local medicinal plants has been conducted. Although people have lived in Central Asia for millennia, there is still much to explore in this region of the world. This presentation will focus on both the fascinating history and the medicinal plants of this region.
Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required