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Introduction to Ethnomedicine Module 30

How to practice in line with herbal philosophy and wellness principles How to use herbs safely and effectively in a professional practice with reference to phytochemistry and anecdotal evidence

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35 Days Learning Content
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Gideon Robert University - Melzara College

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  • Description

    This module introduces the student to Ethnomedicine also known as traditional herbalism. We cover the historical roots, modern uses and benefits of medicinal plants, basics of phytochemistry and the elements of ethno botany for plant identification and horticulture.

    The purpose is to impart skills so that the wellness counsellor will be able to recommend herbs/open a small health shop  as part of his/her wellness practice. The course is part of a learning programme and professionalization strategy.

    Here is exactly what we cover in this course:

    Overview of roots and science of ethno botany with reference to plant classification and morphology

    Learning which plant parts have medicinal value and how to grow and care for plants

    Overview of 50 South African indigenous medicinal plants like Kattekruid, Aster bakeranus, Sieketroos and Kalmoes

    This study unit will introduce the student to the wellness context of medicinal plants with reference to support protocols and the practical aspects of Ethnomedicine practice


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