Friday, August 12 • 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Poster: Botanical Medicine—The Evolutionary Relationship between Humans and Medicinal Plants

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For generations humans have used plant materials as medicine, we rely on historical data and tradition to guide their use. This presentation explores the use of botanicals for their oncolytic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Our studies, have been able to identify and validate botanical extractions with medicinal properties by using evolutionary data, traditional knowledge and laboratory proof of their efficacy. Additionally, we will explore possible mechanisms of action and synergism within botanical extractions. Finally, this presentation provides with guidelines to assure the safe implementation of botanicals in our evidence based world and precautions for their proper applications.

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Guillermo Ruiz

ND candidate
Guillermo Ruiz is a third year naturopathic medical student at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. He aims to use his research to advance evidence-based medicine, and focuses on finding evolutionary connections between our modern and traditional health care systems. Guillermo... Read More →

Friday August 12, 2016 2:40pm - 4:10pm MDT