Herbal Materia Medica I Online - HERB 302

Herbal Materia Medica I Online
Herbal Medicine
Course Number
HERB 302

HERB 302 is the first of a series of herbal materia medica courses, studying each botanical in depth, including its therapeutic actions, active constituents, methods of administration, cautions and contraindications, and current research. Botanicals include a selection from the following therapeutic groups: alterative, demulcent, cathartic, anthelmintic, astringent, and diuretic herbs.

Learning Outcomes

Identify the major active constituents and their therapeutic actions of the herbs studied.
Describe appropriate cautions and contraindications for the herbs studied, including potential herb/drug interactions.
Describe historical uses of the herbs studied.
Find and discuss current research on therapeutic uses of the herbs studied.
Describe and prepare appropriate preparations for each of the herbs studied.
Apply general techniques for plant identification, ethical wildcrafting, sustainable harvesting, field identification, and safety procedures.
Optional: Grow, gather, and store herbs for therapeutic use.


Required Course Pack:

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2021). HERB 302: Herbal Materia Medica I (19th Edition). 
    Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • Herb 302 Herb Kit - This kit will contain a selection of (25) 1 oz botanicals studied in the course.
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) 

Required Textbooks: 

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Total Course Price:

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Last updated 11/4/19

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