Quality Control and Good Manufacturing Practices for Herbalists
From personal dispensary to full scale factory, there are numerous principles and practices that ensure safety, accuracy and accountability in herbal medicine. They are the least a consumer expects of you and they are mostly also required by law. This extensive review of the herbal industry will consider field and farming practices, harvesting and processing practices, how and where adulteration or contamination can occur and how to recognize it, hazard mitigation, traceability and transparency, regulations and requirements of law. It will include a practical session where students will learn to apply organoleptic skills to raw herbs.
By completion of this class the student will:
Toxicology and Scheduled Herbs
By the end of this class students will be able to:
Chanchal Cabrera has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer. Chanchal has held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition and health. Chanchal is the author of the book ‘Fibromyalgia – A Journey Toward Healing’ published by Contemporary Books. She is a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist.
Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband farm 7 acres. They grow food for 10 households, culinary herbs for restaurants and medicinal herbs for her clinic. They also run therapy gardens for people with disabilities and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. In 2009 Chanchal was honored with a Fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 25 years.
Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2019, 9:00am- 5:00pm
Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until February 1)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until February 1)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until February 1)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.
BMS112 Botany/Horticulture (45 hours) or comparable course
To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.
For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.