Ethnobotany and Medicinal Practices in the Pacific Islands


University of Cincinnati, Medical Sciences Building, 231 Albert Sabin Way

From 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

At Stanley J. Lucas, MD, Board Room, E level

In the 1870s, Cincinnati pharmacist and scientist, John Uri Lloyd, along with his two brothers Nelson Ashley Lloyd and Curtis Gates Lloyd, founded a botanical library with a focus on Eclectic, or natural medicine.  In the next 50 years, their research and collection development spanned the globe, including the Pacific Islands of Hawaii and Samoa, where they gathered information on the cultural and medicinal uses of plants by the native people.  Join Patricia Van Skaik of the Lloyd Library as she takes you on a journey of resources spanning the 1830s to the present and delves into medicinal plants, plants in Pacific Island cultures, and conservation and habitat needs today.

For more information visit Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Wellness.