HB301 Herbology I
3 Units/30 Hours
This is the first of a four-course series on Chinese Herbology. The course emphasizes the Chinese herbal medicine principles and theory that includes relevant botany concepts in which students will systematically analyze the commonly used herbs in the Materia Medica. The discussion will include identification, processing, combinations, interactions, taste, actions, indications and contraindications, dosage, temperature, and channels entered. Review Pinyin, Latin, and common names. Herbs in the following categories will be covered and discussed: herbs that release the exterior, herbs that clear heat, and downward-draining herbs.