Module 33 - The science of herbalism
Plants manufacture and contain biochemical compounds known as phytochemicals that are pharmacologically active. Although indigenous folk medicine is traditionally founded on anecdotal evidence, modern research increasingly confirms the scientific potential, value and benefits of traditional herbalism.
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The wellness practitioner that relies on herbalism to support common conditions and overall holistic wellbeing of clients, needs to have a fair understanding of the pharmacology of herbs and the phytochemistry of plants. This will not only guide the practitioner in making helpful and wise recommendations, but will also prevent adverse herb/drug interactions and unnecessary side effects.
In module 33.1 the student will be introduced to the basics of organic chemistry, followed by the classification of secondary plant metabolites and their therapeutic uses and advantages. Module 33.2 contains and overview of chemistry with reference to OTC’s and the application of herbs to various ailments with reference to biochemical actions.
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