HB410 Prepared Medicine
3 Units/20 Hours
Prerequisites: HB401, HB402, HB403, HB404, OM401, OM402, OM450
This course explores the principle and theory of Chinese Herbal Medicine and its relevant botany concepts through the overview of combining and prescribing formulas using tea pills, tablets, capsules, and prepared powders with an emphasis on the traditional formula from which today’s modern patents are derived, and ancient and modern modification trends and practices. For each category of herbs, students will learn how to create an herbal prescription, how to counsel the patient on the formula and its use, and how to prepare the formula from raw materials. Students will learn the different ways of extracting the formula (i.e. powder form, tincture, capsules, etc.), and be introduced to the various herbal companies, vendors, and suppliers from which these products are procured. Students gain an understanding of cGMP and QC pertaining to the covered formulas and how this informs the purchase of herbal products.