HERB 303 continues the study of herbal materia medica, 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: diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, antispasmodic, tonic, stimulant, antiseptic, and hepatic herbs.
Identify the major active constituents and their therapeutic actions of the herbs studied: Diaphoretics, emmenagogues, expectorants, nervines, antispasmodics, tonics, stimulants, antiseptics, and hepatics.
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.
Ascertain the appropriate dosage for each of the preparation of the herbs studied.
Describe and prepare appropriate preparations for each of the herbs studied.
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Last updated 11/24/2020
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.