HRB 705 Materia Medica II

FinalPresentation

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Create a narrative story about the medicinal use of a plant describing the qualities
(actions, taste energetics, organoleptics etc.) based on personal experience of the medicinal herbs covered in this course.
2. Explain and recall the botanical classification, botanical names, common names, parts used, properties, uses, dosage, and safety issues for the medicinal herbs covered in this course.
3. Differentiate herbs of similar therapeutic use and apply to case study examples.
4. Research and evaluate herbal products and the range of scientific evidence available on the use of medicinal plants.
5. Compare and evaluate traditional and modern research in monograph categories (parts used, indications, dosage, extraction) of a core group of herbs .

 

The attached presentation was the culmination of learning throughout the course, as well as in other courses.  The students chose a body system, a particular illness or issue, and then explained the medicinal herbs that could be used. I tried the herbs in the formulation and tested it throughout the course to develop personal experience with the plants. The presentation included the rationale for the selected herbs, therapeutic actions, safety, dosage, etc.

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HRB 620b Herbal Therapeutics II

The course description for this course:

In this course, students will apply skills, principles, and knowledge to generate a body of scholarly material to demonstrate their proficiencies in herbal medicine as a professional. Students will engage in multiple, advanced medicine making experiences and discover effective methods of documentation, principles of manufacturing and problem-solving techniques applicable both in the industry and clinical practice. Additionally, students will explore a variety of viable career paths. By reflecting on these potential career paths, they will be encouraged to apply their own personal concepts and ideas to building career opportunities.

The artifact that I chose for this class is a paper that I wrote on hypoglycemic herbs. We were given the freedom to choose an area or specialty of interest to write about. I wanted to develop my knowledge while deepening my experience with scholarly research and documentation.  As research and teaching are goals of mine, I found it important to hone my research and writing skills.

HRB 620b Module 2