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Medicinal Plants: Going, going, gone? - A case study from Kenya (10/12/17)

September 27, 2017

Medicinal Plants: Going, going, gone? - A case study from Kenya (10/12/17)

This presentation discusses preliminary findings from a medicinal plant project in Kenya. In the summer of 2017, Dr. Hedges launched the project by working with local Maasai healers to document medicinal plants used to treat common household illnesses and boost the immune system. This project attempts to understand how health care seeking behaviors are changing and the role that traditional medicines play in supporting a healthy lifestyle.

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Dr. Kristin Hedges is a medical anthropologist in the Anthropology Department at Grand Valley State University.

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