Materia Medica V

WHS301

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: Aloe vera, Artemisia vulgaris, Astragalus membranaceous, Betula alba, Borago officinalis, Carum carvi, Centella asiatica, Citrus limon, Cola nitida, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Foeniculum vulgare, Ganoderma lucidum, Ginkgo biloba, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Iris versicolor, Juglans nigra, Lactuca villosa, Lavandula officinalis, Linum usitassimum, Lycopus virginicus, Medicago sativa , Mitchella repens, Panax quinquefolium, Parietaria diffusa, Petroselinum crispum, Rheum palmatum, Saponaria officinalis, Scrophularia nodosa, Tanacetum parthenium, Trifolium pratense, Ulmus fulva, Viola tricolor and Zingiber officinalis. Other herbs are introduced, time permitting.

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