HERB 502 provides a comprehensive study of botanical materia medica. 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 alteratives, demulcents, cathartics, anthelmintics, astringents, and diuretics. 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.
Maximum Enrollment: 20 students
Required Materials (Course Pack)
The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $203.00. This includes:
- Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115
- Herb 502 Herb Kit - a selection of 10 organic herbs in 1-oz quantities
Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page.
Total Course Price: $1515 (3 credits x $505 per credit) + $203.00 Course Pack + $273.93 Textbooks = $1991.93
Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single course.
* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.
**Please note: This book is for those enrolled in Summer 2018 term. If you are enrolled in March 2018 accelerated term, you should be using the following textbook: Wichtl, M. (Ed.). (2004). Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals: A Handbook for the Practice on a Scientific Basis (3rd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: Medpharm. ISBN# 9780849319617 $324.95
Optional Recommended Reading
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Last updated 7/22/18