HRB 622 Herbal Pharmacy and Product Presentation

This artifact is the documentation of two herbal products that I formulated and created to illustrate the skills I gained through HRB 622 Herbal Pharmacy.   The first product required time and planning as I created separate hydroethanol extractions for five different ingredients to create the final product. The product turned out very well and provided me with some great learning experiences.

The second product included in this artifact was the less successful of the two. I utilized skills I learned about topical infusions and essential oils to create a bath blend. While the aroma and therapeutic properties met with the intended expectation, I had not given any thought to pharmaceutical elegance.  Ultimately, I had a very nice product that could have been much better.  This endeavor illustrated that attention to detail is crucial in product design.




HRB 600 Foundations of Herbal Medicine

This artifact is research that I conducted in one of my first herbal classes. To complete the assignment we had to locate both primary and secondary literature to support my research.  Locating primary research ended up being much harder than anticipated.  During this process I learned how to obtain an identification card so that I could use the Library of Congress to look through the numerous primary texts available on early Native American cultures so that I could better determine their medicinal uses for verbascum thapsus.

HRB600 Native American Herb Use