Understanding Herbal Constituents: A Working Knowledge of Phytochemistry for Clinical Herbalists
Understanding Herbal Constituents: A Working Knowledge of Phytochemistry for Clinical Herbalists4 Hours
Join Lisa Ganora for an introduction to herbal constituents – we’ll explore their occurence, relationships, classification and significance for medicine-making and clinical practice. Learn how and why a knowledge of basic phytochemistry can help you understand herbal medicine and pharmacy. We’ll look at polarity and other influences on solubility, the actions and energetics of important constituents, which medicinal foods and herbs feature which constituents, and how to coax these phytochemicals out of the matrix and into our medicines. We’ll also explore the importance of synergy and variability, and how to interpret studies on isolated constituents in the context of actual herbs and extracts. If you’ve been wanting to develop a deeper understanding of how botanical medicines work, this class offers practical insight and tools for further exploration.