HERB 503 continues the study of herbal materia medica with diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, antispasmodic, tonic, stimulant, antiseptic, stomachic, and hepatic herbs.
Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate an advanced knowledge base of the materia medica, principles of various concepts in botanical studies including acquiring a strong theoretical understanding of the efficacy based on current research papers of selected botanicals such as diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, and antispasmodic.
Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate a sound knowledge base of specific therapeutic groups of herbs and to appraise and relate the botanicals to each physiological system of the human body. Students of this course will also be expected to locate, review, and critically evaluate primary research in order to appraise the efficacy of the therapeutic action, active constituents, and methods of administration for each botanical, contraindications and drug-herb interactions for each botanical, and regulatory status for each, and effectiveness for CAM protocols. Students will be expected to employ concepts and theory to complete projects, practical experiments and labs, and to critically evaluate various concepts, approaches, methods, and issues in the field in relation to botanical studies. Students will also formulate an experiment to prove a hypothesis of their design, analyze their results, and present them in a format recognized by the science communities.
Required Course Pack:
- HERB 503 Herb Kit - This kit will contain a selection of (25) 1 oz botanicals studied in the course.
- ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2020). HERB 503: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II (20th ed). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences.
(Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
- Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)
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Last updated 11/4/19