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Irving, Jason

Jason Irving
Job title: 

Sandwich Student, Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS)

Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
Biodiversity Information and Economic Botany
Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BA (Hons) International Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2009
  • Currently studying: Herbal Medicine BSc, University of East London

MPNS is building an online global reference resource for medicinal plant names, including Latin scientific, Latin pharmaceutical, drug and common names.  My main role is adding content to the resource from a variety of references; pharmacopoeias, journals, drug monographs and regional reference works on herbal medicine use. I review references that will potentially be included in the resource.  I am also exploring ways to enter and present information in the resource about which plant parts are used in herbal medicine for individual species.

Selected publications: