Night & Day Archives » Night & Day

Get Herbal at Herbie's


Many of us are becoming more conscientious consumers. We try to read labels and purchase things we can feel good about putting in our bodies and on our bodies. But when it comes to herbal supplements, there's still a lot of confusion. We know that "herbal supplement" doesn't mean partaking of a certain illegal "herb" nor does it mean swallowing a spoonful of dried oregano with our morning coffee. What we don't know is what herbal supplements can do for our health and which claims are just hype. Tonight's installment of Science Café should help clear things up. Dr. Wendy Applequist (pictured), assistant curator of economic botany at the William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden, is an expert in all things herb, and she'll be discussing "Herbal Medicines and Botanical Supplements: Facts and Fiction" from 7 to 9 p.m. at Llywelyn's Pub (4747 McPherson Avenue). Admission to this event is free — food and drink are available for purchase — and you can learn more by checking with the Missouri Botanical Garden ( or the Saint Louis Science Center (, both of which are Science Café presenters.
Thu., May 21, 2009

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.