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The United State Botanic Gardens will host a special lecture series about botanic gardens and how they have contributed to our knowledge of plants. Alain Touwaide, Scientific Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institute, will explore four gardens and discuss their contributions to botanical history. […]

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The historic Tractatus de Herbis, codex Sloane 4016 can now be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the history of botany, botanical illustration or the history of medicinal plants. The new facsimile reproduction has been published by Spanish publisher Moleiro Editorial whose specialty is the reproduction of codices, maps and works of art made […]

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Scholars Emanuela Appetiti and Alain Touwaide will discuss their research into the medical traditions of the Mediterranean at the National College for Natural Medicines in Portland, Oregon on October 30 and November 1. Alain Touwaide will also present a special lecture entitled, The Legacy of Greece to Modern World Medicine at the Hellenic-American Cultural Center […]

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Scholar Alain Touwaide, co-founder of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions and expert about medicinal plants found in Renaissance herbals, will present Ancient Roman Gardens as Urban Pharmacopeia on July 18. This presentation is one of many special learning opportunities provided by The Smithsonian Associates. In his presentation, Alain will discuss how the […]

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Cultural anthropologist, Emanuela Appetiti, and historian of science, Alain Touwaide, believe that cultures would not have invested time and energy into medical formulas if they were not effective. To preserve traditional therapeutic remedies before they are lost forever, Emanuela and Alain founded the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. The Institute is a research […]

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