These two lectures will explore the relationship between plants in the treatment of respiratory disease and how plants are involved in allergies as the cause and treatment.
Medicinal plants in the treatment of respiratory disease
Dr Noel Snell, RCP garden fellow and consultant physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital
A history of plants used in the treatment of respiratory disease from ephedrine to sodium cromoglicate.
Allergic reactions and how plants are involved
Dr Joanna Sheldon, consultant clinical scientist at St George's Hospital protein reference and immunopathology unit, and Dr Tim Wreghitt, retired consultant virologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Mechanisms of hypersensitivity: cell mediated, contact dermatitis and coeliac disease and IgE mediated, food allergies and respiratory allergens. How to choose plants for a low allergy garden, greenery, flowers and shrubs.