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Garden Discoveries: How to Turn a Plant into Medicine

August 13

People have been using plants as medicine for centuries and centuries, yet today most people associate holistic medicinal practices as something opposed to modern medicine. Dr. Elizabeth Floyd, an Associate Professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Co-Director of the Botanical and Dietary Supplement Research Center, will lead a presentation at the Main Library at Goodwood, describing the ways modern medicinal research utilizes the properties of Louisiana plants to treat illness. For example, did you know that one of the most widely-prescribed drugs in the world treating Type 2 Diabetes comes from the French Lilac?

The presentation is part of the Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation’s free Garden Discoveries series, and is free to attend. 10 am. ebrpl.com.

7711 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge


August 13