Attention Emory students: The syllabus for HLTH440: Botanical Medicine and Health is now available here. More info on the course can also be found on the etnobotanica.us website here.
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Do you get excited about ancient trees? Join me on my Scottish ethnobotanical tour! In this video, @MariaFadiman @Ethnobotanica and I visit an ancient tree that is both a medicine and a poison! #ancienttree #yew #taxol #Scotland
Can "an apple a day keep the doctor away"? On this new episode of #FoodiePharmacology, I chat with ethnobotanist and pharmacist, Dr. Will McClatchey, to learn more about the fascinating history and pharmacology of this delightful fruit! #apple #foodie
Congratulations, Cassie, Susanne & Maria! It must have been an amazing event with the three of you ethnobotanical women there! #ethnobotany rules!
Thanks to all who came out for our talk today at the Edinburgh Garden @TheBotanics ! It was lovely to share our work in #ethnobotany, meet new people & explore the garden’s beautiful living collections!
#ethnobotany #scicomm #scotland #garden #medicinalplant #womeninscience
Thanks so much to @benreade of @companybakery and @edfoodstudio! We had a fabulous visit this morning to chat about Scottish cuisine, culinary traditions & molecular gastronomy! #foodiepharmacology friends - this episode is one you won’t want to miss! Coming soon! #Scotland
In 1806, #Humboldt & Bonpland travelled the Colombian Andes. Here they collected & later described the first two arboreal #passionflowers. Original drawing of #Passiflora emarginata and flowering @kewgardens below. Happy birthday Alexander von #Humboldt250 🎂🎉🎈#FelizCumpleAlex
Feeling so fortunate to experience this fantastic twist on Scottish cuisine! Thanks to the amazing crew at @EdFoodStudio for a delicious flavor experience!! #foodie #foodiepharmacology @MariaFadiman @Ethnobotanica #Edinburgh #Scotland #chef #cuisine
Psoralen - a naturally-occurring compound in fig leaves, celery, & parsley (among others) - is a flat molecule capable of squeezing into the DNA double helix and impeding DNA replication. It appears to be responsible for fig leaf photodermatitis. #PhytochemicalFriday (the 13th)!
Oh....the suspense! Who will be number 3,000 to follow the (mis)adventures of @QuaveEthnobot and crew of #QuaveLab scientists? If you know some folks interested in #ethnobotany #drugdiscovery #botany #nature #exploration #antibiotics or #WomenInSTEM - pls RT😁
En route to #Scotland today!! Excited to meet fellow botanists and plant lovers in Edinburgh this weekend! Plus... I have a special #FoodiePharmacology #podcast taping scheduled with one of Scotland’s rising star chefs! 💫 🍴 🌱
Last few seats remaining! Don’t miss @QuaveEthnobot, @MariaFadiman and @Ethnobotanica share fascinating stories of #ethnobotany research and exploration this Sunday at 2pm. Reserve your free place at https://t.co/euWJlIbxxo
I enjoyed a beautiful visit to the gardens & extensive herbarium collections @MoBot_Research! I was amazed to see an original specimen from Captain Cook’s 1st voyage (1768-1771) AND a specimen collected by Charles Darwin! Feeling like I’m on a botanical pilgrimage 🌱🥰 #botany
I may have swooned... just a little bit... when I saw these 500 year old copies of Matthioli’s book of the works of Dioscorides in the rare book room at the Missouri Botanical Garden!
#history #historyofmedicine #antiquities #library #materiamedica #medicinalplants
Over 200 people have registered! #Edinburgh plant lovers - get your tix now before they're all gone!
@Ethnobotanica , @MariaFadiman and I can't wait to share our stories of #ethnobotany #research and #exploration with you on 9/15!
#WomeninScience #WomenInSTEM #botany #Garden
We're excited to be joined by a trio of ethnobotanists @QuaveEthnobot @MariaFadiman @Ethnobotanica this Sunday, where they will shine new light on plants. Reserve your free tickets for #Ethnobotany: Plants, People & Nature at https://t.co/euWJlIbxxo
Cheese is gooey, delicious... and comes in so many flavors and forms! But, how does it acquire such diversity in flavor? Tune in to #FoodiePharmacolgy Ep 20 as I chat w/ @DrLauraSanchez about the #microbes that transform #cheese! #WomenInScience #chemistry
Rose galls have an interesting history of use in traditional medicine and are packed with astringent phytochemIcals like tannins.
Words of the Day: “Puck’s Pincushion” — folkname for the rose gall (aka Robin’s Pincushion, Devil’s Pincushion, moss gall, bedeguar gall), caused by the gall wasp Diplolepis rosae; esp. visible in September on field & dog roses.
Part of the chemical basis for the earthy smell following rain: geosmin - a terpenoid compound produced by some bacteria but also by beets (Beta vulgaris) as part of their signature earthy flavor. Thanks @mishaploid for another awesome #PhytochemicalFriday suggestion!
It's #teatime! DYK there is a fragrant shrub w/ medicinal properties against respiratory infections, pain & diabetes used by indigenous people spanning N. America, Europe & Asia for centuries? @Chef_Sean & I discuss Labrador tea on #FoodiePharmaclogy ! https://t.co/KgL2JI72XQ
"How do people learn to cook a poisonous plant safely?"
Nice to see a bit of economic botany featured on the front page of @BBCNews (by @timharford)
How do people learn to cook a toxic plant safely?
Cassava is very dangerous if not prepared properly, so how did people develop and share that knowledge?
Just finished listening to a super interesting episode on Labrador tea (Rhododendron tomentosum; formerly Ledum palustre). In episode 19 of her #Foodiepharmacology podcast @QuaveEthnobot interviews @Chef_Sean I’ve learnt a lot from this episode!
New #FoodiePharmacology episode! Join me as a I chat with award-winning #chef & activist Chef Sean Sherman (@Chef_Sean) of "The Sioux Chef" (@the_sioux_chef), who is raising awareness about the cultural & health value of indigenous foods! #ethnobotany
The Year in Science panel was a success!! The group covered antibiotics, tardigrades in space, climate change, graphene, new species discoveries, twitter bots and more! @DragonCon #DragonCon2019 #scicomm
What a fun panel! Was awesome to rock out on some cool science with this power crew of #WomenInScience ! We talked about everything from analytical chemistry to plant-based “meat”, psychoactive plants, MSG, CBD, essential oils, fermented foods, artificial sweeteners & more! 🔥 🍴
Chow food & beverage panel was 🔥! Great conversation and a lovely audience! #DragonCon
#SciFi dreams do come true! As a kid, I looked forward to watching #StarTrek episodes every weekend. So awesome to meet @GeorgeTakei decades later @DragonCon !! He’s a hero not just for his time on the screen, but for the way he leverages his fame for good as an activist!