San Diego Botanic Garden launches study of plant-based medicines

After receiving a $384,000 grant from The Conrad Presby Foundation, the San Diego Botanic Garden launched a national medicinal plants collection and research consortium.

Ari Nory, CEO and Director of SDBG, said the Garden will put together a “San Diego-based consortium of scientists and stakeholders from plant biology instructions, drug development researches, and experts on traditional use of plant medicines. … This group will help guide the development, curation, and use of diverse, medicinal plant collection, with the good of improving human health outcomes and plant conversation. The collection will also be available to medical and botanical researchers, conservation institutions, and other interested communities worldwide.”

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