A lesson among the plants of the Brera Botanical Garden

The appointment had been set for mid-March, at the end of Advanced course in Health properties of natural products, to meet and carry out one last lesson in the greenery of the suggestive setting of theBrera Botanical Garden (https://ortibotanici.unimi.it/orto-botanico-di-brera/) managed by the University of Milan, in order to get to know the medicinal plants studied during the lessons live.

In the afternoon of the eve of the summer, prof. Mario Dell’Agli, coordinator of the course and member of the Advisory Council of the Botanical Garden, led the learners among the flowerbeds of the garden, showing and describing the biological activities of Horsetail, St. John’s Wort, Echinacea, Lavender, Hops, Valerian, Hawthorn, Feverfew, Witch Hazel and many other plants that were discussed during the course. An educational walk in which a stop could not be missing in the shade of the two imposing specimens of Ginkgo biloba, male and female with over two and a half centuries of life which represent the symbol of the Botanical Garden.

A pleasant and instructive afternoon, a moment of discussion and greetings which closed the third edition of the specialization course, while work begins for the organization of the next one, which will take place from January to March 2024.

From above: Prof. Dell’Agli tells the story of the Brera Botanical Garden, Echinacea in bloom and the inevitable group photo.