The Medicinal Plant Garden

of Birmingham-Southern College

The Medicinal Plant Garden is located in the Hugh Kaul EcoScape on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. The garden houses approximately 50 species of Southeastern plants that have traditionally been used for medicinal purposes. Summary descriptions of the plants, their traditional uses, and current research can be found on this site.

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The information was compiled by students in Ethnobotany/Economic Botany (BI 350) at Birmingham-Southern College in the fall of 2013, and edited by Dr. Leo Pezzementi, Professor of Biology. The author of each description is listed at the end of the references for the entry. While an effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, the entries should not be considered exhaustive or authoritative.

None of the plants or their uses described is endorsed by the authors, editor, or Birmingham-Southern College. Any questions, comments, concerns, etc. about this website should be addressed to Dr. Leo Pezzementi of Birmingham-Southern College. This work was funded by the grant “Alabama Medicinal Garden: Engaged Learning at the Birmingham-Southern College EcoScape” from the Associated Colleges of the South.

Photos unless otherwise noted: Francesca Gross

Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational and research purposes only, and is not intended to be used for the self-treatment of any medical complaint. You should consult a licensed health care professional for treatment options for any medical condition.

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