Rita Aquino, Head of the UNESCO Chair “Plants for Health in the Mediterranean Traditions” marks the third anniversary of the Salerno UNESCO Chair with an interview on the newspaper “Il Sole 24 ore”.
The research and valorization of the ancient Mediterranean knowledge on the medicinal plants, carried out by the Chair researchers, aim to design a novel approach to wellbeing and health and to achieve ecosustainable goals.
The co-founders are dedicated to recover and to study relevant information on the Mediterranean medicinal and food plants from historical documents, assessing it through cross-disciplinary analysis, comprising Documentary and Hystorical Sciences, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine.
The fascination of the project comes from the unique Mediterranean nature and ecosystem, crossroad of different cultures bordering the Mediterranean basin and, particularly, from the Salerno Medical School, a smart and successful example of Mediterranean cultures convergence.
Remarkable are the activities of Knowledge Tranfer, Public Engagement, Communication-Dissemination as well as of Education, as the Autumn School 2023 “Mediterranean Phytotherapy”; and really fascinating the monograph “Trotula e le piante medicinali mediterraneee: dal Medioevo alla Cosmetologia moderna” (Robin Edizioni, Torino, 2023) for the wider public. More information i SCENARI, RESEARCH & INNOVATION, “Il sole 24 ORE” January 29th 2024