The UNESCO Chair Plants for Health in the Mediterranean Traditions is conceived as cross-disciplinary research centre aimed at transmit knowledge on medicinal/health plants accumulated through the centuries in the Mediterranean region.

Protecting, promoting and transmitting
heritage on plants for health in the Mediterranean Area

The Unesco Chair Salerno Plantae Medicinales Mediterraneae has been established in June 2020 at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Salerno through the partnership with the Division of Humanities, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) USA, Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, Washington, DC, USA, Traditional Mediterranean Medicine, Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, Grecia, Minerva Garden at Salerno and Genua Unesco Chair.
The Chair is the centre of a network of collaborations with international and national institutions mainly of the Mediterranean Area sharing experiences and knowledge on medicinal plants and working in close collaboration with other Unesco Chairs.
The chair operates in the field of research and education of the next generation of scientists; its strategic and sustainable goals cover the main Unesco Strategic Program Objectives. 

The specific objective of the Chair Plantae Medicinales Mediterraneae 

The Chair will make available efficacious medicines based on traditional knowledge and local natural resources, produced and distributed in a sustainable and equal way 

The Chair want to pass on a tangible and an intangible heritage assembled by all Mediterranean cultures 

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Project leader

Prof. Rita Patrizia Aquino

Prof. Rita Patrizia Aquino

Full Professor Pharmaceutical Technology and Law



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