Medicinal plant lecture series 2

When and where

15 July 2019
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

Medicinal plant lecture series 2

This is the 2nd lecture in the RCP's medicinal plant lecture series and will include talks on the use of plants in medicine based on archaeological evidence from Roman Britain as well as the medicinal aspects of coffee, tea and chocolate.

1.30pm    Registration
2pm         Lecture
3pm         Tea and coffee with garden tours of relevant plants
4pm         Lecture
5pm         Event finishes

'Box, Beer and Barley: Archaeobotanical evidence from Roman Britain'
Dr Lisa Lodwick

Archaeobotany, the study of ancient plant remains, tells us abut a wide range of human-plant relationships in the past. Using examples from recent work at Silchester, London and farms across the countryside of Roman Britain, this talk will explore what we  know about the use of plants in gardens, farming, brewing and medicine based upon archaeological evidence.

'Medicinal aspects of coffee, tea and chocolate'
Dr Noel Snell

This talk will look at the history of our favourite beverages and their use for a variety of established and experimental conditions including asthma, COPD, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, dementia and Parkinson's disease.