Medicinal plant lecture: Helpful and troublesome plants

19 June 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE

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Medicinal plant lecture: Helpful and troublesome plants

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 Ephedra sinica to Ammi visnaga.

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.

Programme

Medicinal plant lecture

1.30pm    Registration with refreshments

2pm         Lecture: Medicinal plants in the treatment of respiratory disease

3pm         Tea and coffee with garden tours of relevant plants by RCP garden fellows

4pm         Lecture: Allergic reactions and how plants are involved

5pm         Refreshments

6pm         Event finishes

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