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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.
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:
The HERB 302 Herb Kit includes the following experiential learning supplies:
View the required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition, and retail price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page.
Total Course Price:
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Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.