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BOTANICAL LAB


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BOTANICAL LAB


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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CONCEPT


CONCEPT


We connect arts and science through bespoke events and immersive workshops focused on the use of medicinal plants in urban environment. We seek to raise awareness about plants' curative powers, traditional herbal remedies, and how people living in cities could benefit from using medicinal plants.

Haenke is a project conceived by ethnobotanist Julien Antih and creative producer Alexandra Strelcova. Julien originally trained as a pharmacist, specialising in pharmacognosy and phytotherapy through research at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University of London. Alexandra produces events, concerts and works as a communications consultants between London and Prague.

The project's name is inspired by Thaddaus Häenke, famed explorer and botanist who is sometimes dubbed "Czech Humboldt". Häenke was born in a tiny little village in Bohemia but spent most of his life on scientific expeditions around the globe where he collected thousands of plants, described its uses and even contributed to the creation of the smallpox vaccine. He died in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 1816. By naming our project after him, we intend to pay him a long deserved tribute.

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CONTACT


CONTACT


Hænke Botanical Lab

Chvalova 12 (roh s Bořivojovou ul).

Praha 3 - Žižkov 130 00

Otevírací doba: po - pá 13 - 19h

 

Vybavení do Hænke Botanical Lab poskytla česká designerská firma Amanoriginal. Prostor je tak i showroom této rodinné značky.


PARTNERS

 
 
 

MEDIA PARTNERS

 
 
 

THANKS:

Jolana Sýkorová | Hænke identity & graphic design

Adam Křena | Photography

Juráš Lasovský | Architect


 

We'd really appreciate your feedback. In fact, it's absolutely crucial for us. So please don't hesitate to let you know what's on your mind, how you'd like to collaborate or if you need workshops in your work, neighbourhood or so. Or just say hello.

 
 
 

DISCLAIMER

The fundamental mission of our project is to inform the public about medicinal plants and its role in the context of public health. Information provided hereby aim to improve your relationship with medicine, not to substitute it. Using medicinal plants and products made of them must under no circumstances serve as a substitution or addition to medical treatment without prior consultation of a doctor. Information hereby stated are not intended to children, patients already suffering with common disease or pregnant and lactating women, unless stated otherwise. When you buy and use medicinal plants and plant-based products, always prefer good-quality brands, ideally organic, or those whose sourcing can be easily traced. Always make sure you are buying the right plant - it is always its Latin name, gender and type (eg. mint = mentha piperita). To avoid fakes, don't buy plants on the Internet or from dubious resources. Taking medicine in combination with medicinal plants or products based on medicinal plants may provoke side effects - always consult your GP before using them.