Notice26 Aug 2020
Visit our new exhibition at the 2nd Level of the Centre for Ethnobotany starting 28 Aug 2020

Plants That Heal

The purpose of this exhibition is to increase the awareness of plants in general by highlighting their medicinal uses. There is an estimated 350,000 to 400,000 species of land plants in the world and much of this diversity resides in the tropical rain forest. This exhibition features some medicinal plants from Singapore's rain forest. In addition, contributions made by the gardens to early ethnomedicinal research in the region and current work on the ethnobotany of the jackfruit tree family are featured. Information is also presented on the science behind drug discovery. 

 

Venue: Level 2, Centre for Ethnobotany (Ethnobotany Garden)

Nearest gate is Bukit Timah Gate (Botanic Gardens MRT)

 

Daily: 9am to 6pm

(Closed every last Wednesday of the Month)

Admission: Free entry

Red Tree-vine (Leea rubra) is a medicinal plant from the rain forest

The inflorescences of the Red Tree-vine (Leea rubra), a medicinal plant from the rain forest

 

Madagascar Periwinkle catharanthus roseus is a source of anti-cancer drugs

Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) is a source of anti-cancer drugs


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