Chinese Materia Medica I


The Chinese materia medica consists of hundreds of herbs that have been used as medicine in China for centuries. Students are introduced to the general concepts of Chinese herbal medicine and then become familiar with the most common and widely used herbs, including their Latin, English and Chinese names and their physical, energetic and therapeutic properties according to Eastern philosophies. In addition, students learn to identify dried herbs and avoid common complications and negative interactions. Students often find it helpful to concurrently enrol in CBOT414 Herbal Identification and Dosing.

Students may order and purchase a herbal identification kit from the college. The kit includes approximately 230 required herbs.

Prerequisites: OM201/202    Credits: 3    Hours: 45

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