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Plant Constituents and Herb-Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know
April 14 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm$150.00 - $200.00
Using simple, easy to understand terminology that introduces you to phytochemistry as it relates to herbal medicine, Mimi gives you the information you need to decode the language of phytochemistry.
You’ll learn to understand the connection between polysaccharides, polyphenols, alkaloids, tannins, resins, volatile oils and many more, and common herbal actions. You’ll be able to use what you’ll learn to guide your medicine making practices and help you develop organoleptic (using the senses) assessments skills to identify plant matter as you develop a deeper understanding of herbal actions.
The second half of this seminar provides a general overview of what practitioners and their patients need to be aware of when combining herbs with prescription medications. Since very few people are not combining herbal remedies with some sort of pharmaceutical medications, this is information is critical for a successful herbal practice. By understanding some of the general principles of pharmacology, it is possible to predict common interactions, discern theoretical concerns and take precautions to avoid adverse reactions.
Early registration discount until March 30, 2018.