PHYTOCHEMICALS: What, Why and How?
July 19, 2017, 9am – 4pm
This introduction to phytochemistry as it relates to herbal medicine will be taught in simple and friendly terminology. Topics will include polysaccharides, polyphenols, alkaloids, tannins, resins, volatile oils, and many more! This will be tied in with Organoleptic Assessment – assessing through taste! Traditional as well as contemporary herbalists use this process as a viable means of plant id and classification. Through cultivating awareness through our senses, we can deepen our understanding of herbal medicine.
Mimi Hernandez, clinical herbalist and Director of American Herbalists Guild, will present these vital topics of herbal medicine with a a clear and accessible power point that makes this important topic very understandable. Countless patients are taking prescription medications simultaneously with herbal products. Move than ever, practitioners and their patients should be informed about the compatibilities of herbs with prescription medications and their possible adverse interactions. With some general insights in pharmacology, we can foresee possible interactions and thus take precautions to avoid incompatibilities. She will cover the latest information in the discussion of the most common drug-herb interactions.
Herbal teas will be provided at all the one day workshops. Please pack a bag lunch.
Fee for the class is $90.
Please take a moment to review our refund policy:
$25.00 non-refundable administrative fee.
Remainder returned if request is in writing (email) 7 days prior to event.