LONG BEACH MEETINGS
Due to the Covid19 pandemic we have suspended our in person meetings.
Join our ZOOM meetings on the first Sunday on every month at 1PM.
PLANT OF THE MONTH
SUCCULENTS: Matucana Crassula
January Zoom Meeting PRESENTATION: Jimmy Black – Medicinal Xerophytes of Texas: Pharmacology vs. Folklore
This talk will center on xerophytes of Texas with a focus on Chihuahuan Desert plants. My intent is to identify those plants that have reported or claimed medicinal benefits in humans. I will discuss basic physiology and pharmacology specific to understanding why and how these plants may (or may not) have the medicinal effects often associated with them. While dealing with highly technical concepts, the presentation itself should be easy to understand and not require any prior knowledge of medicine, pharmacology, or human physiology.