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March 10, 2015

Busting “EcoMyths”: BIA Fellow Jessi Turner Published Again!

by Melissa Harding


Our Botany in Action Fellows are always working to share their research with others! This time, Jessi Turner is again the author of a recently published piece at EcoMyth! Entitled “Myth: Why Medicine Doesn’t Grow on Trees“, Jessi’s article talks about the importance of medicinal plants and highlights her colleague Aurélie Jacquet’s work in ethonopharmacology (the study of how people use plants as traditional medicines). The article also looks at common weeds through the lens of their medicinal properties, including dandelion, willow and ginseng.

The Botany in Action Fellowship program at Phipps fosters the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach. We are so excited for Jessi to have this great opportunity to share her work with a larger audience!

You can find Jessi’s article at EcoMyth! Additionally, check out this piece that Jessi wrote last year for the blog, Understanding the Human Connection the American Ginseng.

Learn more about Jessi and follow her research at her website !

The above photo of Jessi was taken by Science Education and Research staff.  




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