Exhibit Highlights Healing Plants

A new, upcoming event at The New York Botanical Garden will showcase more than 400 species of medicinal plants, making it one of the largest exhibitions of its kind. The exhibit, Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around the World, unveils Saturday, May 18 and delves into the influence medicinal plants have had on history, health, cosmetics and the world’s cultures. Wild Medicine, which aims to teach visitors about the healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical botanicals, will be showcased through September 8 within the 11 galleries of the one-acre Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. A presentation by Dr. Andrew Weil will kick off the exhibit.

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Dr. Andrew Weil Talks Botanicals, Advancements and Honors

Dr. Andrew Weil, a leader in the field of integrative medicine, is being honored at The New York Botanical Gardens with the Garden’s first H.H. Rusby Award for distinguished contributions to ethnobotany and integrative medicine, and also for advancing the understanding of the importance of plants in clinical care. During the event, being held Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m-2:30 p.m., Dr. Weil will offer perspectives on the power of plants to maximize well-being and quality. Below, Dr. Weil chatted with Beauty Insider on everything from how he came to use botanical remedies to the single most important advancement in herbals and botanicals to emerge over the course of his career.

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