Materia Medica III


Students build relationships with the plant medicines that they will be using to create medicines for their patients. During the classes, students use organoleptic skills to experience the herbs that they are studying, including tasting, smelling and observing. Each herb is tried in various forms including teas and tinctures. Monographs of the herbs are provided and there is discussion and debate amongst students about each herb.

This course examines in depth the following herbs: Aconitum napellus, Aesculus hippocastanum, Andrographis panniculata, Apium graveolens, Arnicam montana, Atropa belladonna, Bryonia dioica, Caulophyllum thalictroides, Chelidonium majus, Chionanthus virginicus, Convallaria majalis, Cytisus scoparius, Datura stramonium, Ephedra sinica, Galega officinalis, Gelsemium sempervirens, Hamamelis virginiana, Hyoscyamus nigra, Lobelia inflata, Mentha piperita, Ocimum sanctum, Oenothera biennis, Phytolacca decandra, Piscidia erythrina, Prunella vulgaris, Rehmannia glutinosa , Rhodiola rosea, Rumex crispus, Scutellaria baicalensis, Serenoa repens, Solanum dulcamara, Stachys officinalis, Symplocarpus foetidus, Symphytum officinalis, Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tribulus terrestris and Viola odorata. Other herbs are introduced, time permitting.

Prerequisites: WHS102 & Recommended: 1 or more of WHS103, WHS203, or WHS301    Credits: 3    Hours: 45

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