Hippocrates, an herbalist known as the father of Western medicine stated: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." The practice of medicine is rooted in the use of plants, which dominated U.S. pharmacopoeia up until World War II. The thousands of natural chemicals that each plant has been producing as protection from external pathogens, weather, and predators for billions of years are also effective protection for humans. Modern research is proving the health and medicinal benefits of spices commonly found in our kitchen pantry. Traditional peoples around the world continue to use them as both food and medicines. We will look at various ways that our physical structure and physiological functions are supported and enhanced by these plants, including modern research supporting traditional uses of herbs in health and nutrition.
918.038.01 Homewood campus Thursday, March 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $30 (1 session)
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more details.