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AT 9: Discovering Nature's Cures: Home

This guide is designed for students conducting research for their Medicinal Plant Presentation in the Autumn Term course Discovering Nature's Cures with Dr. Jalisa Ferguson.

Assignment Instructions

From the syllabus:

Presentation: 15%

In pairs, you and your discussion leader partner will give a 12-15 minute PowerPoint presentation on a medicinal plant of your choosing. This informative presentation should highlight the historical and modernday use of the plant, cultural significance, the active chemical(s), and what is known about them, popularity, any special considerations, etc.

Search Tips

If you want: Use: For results that: Example:
To search for a multi-word term/phrase " " contain the exact phrase "milk thistle"

Less results or more specific results

AND contain both terms "willow bark" AND inflammation
More results or have synonymatic terms OR contain either term(s) "medicinal plant" OR 'herbal medicine"

Less results or to eliminate irrelevant results

NOT contain one of the terms but not the other "Japanese knotwood" NOT invasive
More results * contain terms with the root of your search term


will give you results containing inflammation or inflammatory


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