The Healing Power of Plants

The Class of 1971 Medicinal Garden located in front of Cornell Health on Ho Plaza showcases plants that heal ourselves and the landscape. The Class of 1971, in honor of their 50th class reunion, gave a gift to create the garden. Students in Cornell Botanic Gardens' Learning by Leading program co-created the garden in collaboration with staff at the Gardens, Grounds, Cornell Health, and the Class of 1971.

Healing plants

Plants in this garden have been used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments. Many plants in the garden are native to this region which also improves the health of the landscape by providing biodiversity to support pollinators and other beneficial insects and wildlife. Learn more about the plants in this garden.

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Herbal Pharmacy

The pharmacy at Cornell Health (110 Ho Plaza) provides a variety of herbal products, including local tea blends, herbal extracts and supplements and essential oils. This pharmacy is open to all members of the Cornell community, as well as to visitors. Learn more about the herbal products by visiting Cornell Health's Website

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Nature Rx

Cornell Health clinicians and mental health providers "prescribe nature" to students. Why? Research shows that time spent in nature is good for your overall health and well-being. The Class of 1971 Medicinal Garden is one place to spend time in nature along with many other gardens and nearby natural areas on Cornell's campus.

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