Materia Medica IV

WHS203

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: Albizzia lebbeck, Agrimonia eupatoria, Anemone pulsatilla, Arctium lappa, Artemisia absinthum, Bacopa monnieri, Berberis vulgaris, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Chamaelirium luteum, Cinnamomum spp., Corydalis yanhusuo, , Eleutherococcus senticosus, Eupatorium purpurea, Gymnema sylvestre, Humulus lupulus, Juniperus communis, Levisticum officinale, Marrubium vulgare, Melaleuca alternifolia, Menyanthes trifoliata, Mucuna pruriens,, Olea europea, Primula veris, Prunella serotina, Rubus idaeus, Schisandra chinensis, Senna alexandrina, Thuja occidentalis, Turnera diffusa, Tussilago farfara, Uncaria tomentosa, Verbena officinalis, Viburnum opulus, Viburnum prunifolium and Withania somnifera. Other herbs are introduced, time permitting.

Prerequisites: WHS102    Semester: Winter    Fee: $15    Credits: 3    Hours: 45