Did you know that Ohio is rich with the cultural history of using medicinal plants for medicine? Or that many of the native plants we love and grow have both historical and contemporary medicinal value? Join Erika on a journey to discover the medicinal flora of Ohio. She will begin the talk with a brief historical overview of use of medicinal plants in orthodox medicine and the Eclectic medical tradition based out of Cincinnati, Ohio (Lloyd Library and Museum) which preceded pharmaceutical medicine at the beginning of the 19th century. Erika will touch on both sun and shade-loving species native to this region and their identification, growing conditions, and historical and contemporary medicinal uses. Samples of preparations made from our native species will be available to smell and taste. Any information obtained from this lecture is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness.
For more information about the Midwest Native Plant Conference 2015 visit them online. They have an incredible plant sale on Saturday that is open to the public. Plant enthusiasts beware...you will have a lot of plants to bring home and you will need somewhere to put them.