Nature’s Pharmacy: Practical Phytochemistry for Medicine Makers

Nature’s Pharmacy: Practical Phytochemistry for Medicine Makers

75 minutes  

This interactive lecture is designed specifically for those who do not have an extensive academic background in the sciences and who have forgotten high school chemistry. It will seek to explain the basic classifications of known important plant chemicals and how to ensure they will be

  1. Extracted into botanical remedies 
  2. Function in the human body.

Learning objectives 

The primary learning outcomes are for participants to be able to distinguish between important plant constituents based on the seven major phytochemical categories: carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, phenolic compounds, terpenes, steroids, and alkaloids. This knowledge will enable medicine makers to choose appropriate solvents, extraction processes, and delivery methods that will obtain the therapeutic results they seek.



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