A Phytochemical Love Affair: Love Potion Plants

A Phytochemical Love Affair: Love Potion Plants

Joy of Science Channel: Extreme Chemistry Series

We know there is chemistry between man and woman, but how is it affected by the chemistry in red roses or the aroma of lavender? Join Dr. Tom Zennie as he explores where plants and passion cross. Learn about the plants that different cultures have used throughout history for love potions and aphrodisiacs. From Native Americans to modern man, everyone has had a trick, and some of them may actually work!
The recording  will be available soon.




Click here to view Dr. Zennie’s Slides



What You Will Learn

  • Native American love potions.
  • What the Appalachian herb hunters thought was an aphrodisiac
  • The real info on Ginseng (Panax sps) as a love potion.
  • What is a true aphrodisiac?
  • And much more!


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday February, 14 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts


Dr. Thomas M. Zennie, Ph.D has done research in natural products chemistry and did post doctorial research funded by NIH and NCI on the chemistry of foods with cancer preventing properties. When he was younger Tom had a very close friend who was a Cherokee Indian herb doctor from whom he gained a lot of esoteric and interesting information about wild plants. Dr Zennie recently retired from the pharmaceutical industry (25 years) as a pharmaceutical analytical chemist specializing in spectroscopy and chromatography and is currently a full time organic farmer and pharmaceutical consultant living on a farm in Indiana.


Dr. David Harwell is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS.  In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers.  He is a chemist by training and a career counselor by profession.  Before joining the staff of ACS Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.




The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.



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