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14 Oct 2013
On 28 October 2013 Kew Gardens will host a symposium examining the borderline between herbal medicines and food supplements.
03 Sep 2013
Kew scientists investigate the occurrence of alkaloids in the heartwood of Taxus baccata (European yew).7 likes
29 Jul 2013
A plant used by farmers in Africa to control pest insects occurs in two varieties. Only one is effective, and many farmers are growing the wrong type.0 likes
10 Jun 2013
Scientists at Kew Gardens have discovered compounds new to science in ordinary elderflower drinks.25 likes
14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.8 likes
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.0 likes
05 Mar 2013
A phylogenetic study has shown that related plants are used traditionally in three disparate regions to treat similar medical conditions.18 likes
14 Feb 2013
Compounds discovered in a species of rose native to the UK may help to unravel the complex taxonomy of Rosa.4 likes
09 Jul 2012
Plants from the Queen’s Garden at Kew have been investigated for their potential to treat auto-immune diseases.3 likes
26 Jun 2012
Scientists at Kew have devised a method to distinguish similar flavonoids when chemically profiling plant extracts.9 likes