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Dr. Andreas Lardos

Dr. Andreas Lardos

Dr. Andreas Lardos

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Section Natural Product Chemistry and Phytopharmacy
Einsiedlerstrasse 29
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 59 94

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Head of Research Group and Lecturer

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Phytopharmacy, quality of medicinal plants, extracts and herbal medicines
Research and development with plant-based natural products
Ethnopharmacy, traditional medicinal plants, drug discovery
Historical medical texts, traditional knowledge systems

Professional milestones

Past president of the Swiss Ethnobiology Network
External lecturer in ethnopharmacy, ETH Zurich
Guest lecturer in ethnobotany & ethnomedicine, University of Zurich
Pro Thesauro Sanitatis, Boniswil
Alpinia Institute of Phytopharmaceutical Sciences, Walenstadt
Flachsmann AG / Frutarom Switzerland Ltd, Wädenswil

Educational background

PhD Pharmacy, UCL School of Pharmacy, University of London
Dipl. Botany/plant biology, University of Zurich
FVDH cert. study course in herbal medicine, Heilpflanzenschule Freiburg

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Heinrich, M., Lardos, A., Leonti, M., Weckerle, C., Willcox, M. (2018) Best practice in research: Consensus Statement on Ethnopharmacological Field Studies – ConsEFS. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 211, 329-339. DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2017.08.015

Lardos, A. (2015) Historical Approaches in Ethnopharmacology. In: Heinrich, M., Jäger, A. (eds.) Ethnopharmacology – A Reader. Wiley & Sons, Chichester.

Lardos, A., Heinrich, M. (2013) Continuity and change in medicinal plant knowledge: The example of monasteries on Cyprus and historical iatrosophia texts. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 150, 202-214. DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2013.08.026

Lardos, A., Prieto-Garcia, J., Heinrich, M. (2011) Resins and gums in historical iatrosophia texts from Cyprus – a botanical and medico-pharmacological approach. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2:32. DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2011.00032

Yöney, A., Prieto-Garcia, J., Lardos, A., Heinrich, M. (2010) Ethnopharmacy of Turkish-speaking Cypriots in greater London. Phytotherapy Research, 24: 731–740. DOI: 10.1002/ptr.3012

Lardos, A. (2006) The botanical materia medica of the Iatrosophikon – a collection of prescriptions from a monastery in Cyprus. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 104, 387-406. DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2005.12.035

Lardos, A., Schmidlin, C.B., Fischer, M., Ferlas-Chlodny, E., Loniewski, I., Samochowiec, L., Musial, H.D. (2004) Wirksamkeit und Verträglichkeit eines wässrig-ausgezogenen Weidenrindenextraktes bei Patienten mit Knie- und Hüftarthrose. Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie 25(6):272-279.