Published on 15 Sep 2023

Teaching and Research with a local herb garden

Assistant Professor Michael Stanley-Baker (History) uses the medicinal plants planted in NTU Yunnan Gardens in the HH2031 History of Food in China course. As part of their learning, students note down the scientific names of the plants listed there, and matched it to Prof Stanley-Baker's Polyglot database of herbal plants. 

The database includes the scientific name, Malay and Chinese names, alternate names, geographic locations, as well as medicinal properties of the plants. The database can be viewed here.

News_MSB Food in China

The lesson in the HH2031 History of Food in China course brought together many different special aspects of campus, local heritage, health and healing, digital projects and innovative teaching.