HB302 Herbology II
3 Units/30 Hours
This is the second 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, combinations, processing, interactions, taste, indications and actions, contraindications, dosage, temperature, and channels entered. Included is a review of the Pinyin, Latin, and common names. Herbs in the following categories will be covered and discussed: herbs that drain damp, herbs that dispel wind-dampness, herbs that transform phlegm and stop coughing, aromatic herbs that transform dampness, herbs that relieve food stagnation, and aromatic substances that open the orifices.