Ethnobotany 7 – Herbal Course


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  • Introduction and History of
    Ethnobotany, Traditional Medicine and Herbal Medicines
  • What is an herb & the difference between drugs & herbs
  • Plant Parts Used
  • Edible and Poisonous plants and insects
  • Making a compost heap
  • Methods of Collection, Storage and Drying of Medicinal Plants
  • Discussing & practically identifying various Indigenous and Western herbs
  • Types of Herbal Remedies: Tinctures, Capsules, Creams, Salves, Powders – Students cut own herbs in the garden & make tinctures & syrups during class practical
  • Dosage and Formulation Criteria
  • Class Practical: Herbal Tincture Preparations, making of Capsules and Creams
  • Students to compile a patient information file on various disorders and herbs applicable for treatment
  • Student Practical: Herbal Formulations for various disorders.
  • Diseases – herbal formulations – discussing 50 diseases / assignments
  • Field trips for practical experience – usually 3 days in the veld
  • The course is offered 4 days (6 modules), with loads of homework, research and practical. Most of the herbs are on the premises so that students can identify plants.
  • At the end of the course, students will have a full practice file compiled for patient info.
  • Home assignments and practical.