HB304 Herbology IV
3 Units/30 Hours
This is the fourth 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 the 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 stop bleeding, herbs that stabilize and bind, substances that calm the spirit, substances that extinguish wind and stop tremors, herbs that expel parasites, substances for topical application, and obsolete substances.