Uso-herbal medicine 1 materia medica-v2

Welcome to the wonderful world of Herbal Medicine! This one-year Unit of Study introduces the philosophy and science of herbalism in its historical perspective. You will explore the materia medica, learn about the therapeutic effects, constituents, preparation and usage of plants as medicine. LEARNING

By the conclusion of the unit of study students should be able to: OUTCOMES
• Identify and recognise common and medicinal herbs in their natural, • Understand the basic philosophical and scientific concepts of medical • Identify the therapeutic effects of the studied herbs together with their specific indications, botanic names, common names, parts used, major constituents, dosages, and toxicology. • Recognise all highly poisonous plants in their natural state. • Select appropriate herbs indicated for particular disease states as covered in • Have an appreciation of major world systems of herbal medicine, Egyptian, Greek, Roman Arabic, and European in general. • Have an appreciation of some major figures in Egyptian, Greek, Roman & ASSESSMENT
This unit of study is assessed via assignments and examination. Refer to Assessment Pack for full details COMPETENCIES
Successful completion of assessment tasks for this unit satisfy the following Health Training Package HLT07 Units of Competency HLTHER603D - Operate a western herbal medicine dispensary (Partial) ATTENDANCE
By Distance – No attendance requirement CO-REQUISITES
Nature Care College Pty Ltd ABN 77 105 282 264
46 Nicholson Street, St Leonards NSW 2065 Tel: +61 (0)2 8423 8333 Fax: +61 (0)2 9436 0503 email: website: USO-Herbal Medicine 1 Materia Medica-V2/04/13 RESOURCES
NCC is a Wi Fi friendly site students are encouraged to use laptops/notepads etc. Learning Guides. Access to Library Management System (LMS) for associated resources . TEXTBOOKS
Griggs, B. 1997. Green Pharmacy. Healing Arts Press. USA.
Bartram, T. 2002. Bartram's Encyclopaedia of Herbal Medicine. Marlowe & Co

Recommended Reading / References:
Bones & Mills, 2013 2nd E. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Churchill
Bone, K. Clinical Guide to Blending Herbs. Churchill Livingstone
Chevallier, A. 2000, 2nd Ed. Natural Health Encyclopaedia of Herbal Medicine Dorling
Kindersley. UK
Culpeper’s Colour Herbal, Edited: Potterton, David Foulsham & Co, 2007
Mcantyre Anne, The Complete Floral Healer
Pizzorno & Murray. Encyclopaedia of Natural Medicine.
Weiss R, 2000. Herbal Medicine. 2nd ed. Thieme Medical Publishers, Stuttgart.
Wren, R.C. 1998. Potters New Encyclopaedia of U.K. Botanical Drugs & Preparations. C.W. Daniel Co.
Van Wyk, B.E. & Wink, M. 2004. Medicinal Plants of the World. Briza Publication
Over the year we will explore the theory, history and philosophy of herbal medicine. The origins, significant events and contributions to modern western medical herbalism. National Herbalists Association of Australia and its role. Therapeutic Goods Act. Basic plant pharmacognosy which includes introductory level appraisal of the representative constituents: mucilages and gums, glycosides and saponins, flavonoids, anthraquinones, tannins, essential oils, alkaloids, resins. How we use herbs. Water based/alcohol based, dried/fresh. Internal use, including infusions, decoctions, teas, tinctures, and external use, including creams, lotions, oils and ointments. Treatment structure. The application of the philosophy and theory of medical herbalism to clinical procedures. Dosaging concepts and Materia Medica: Botanic name. Common name. Parts used. Known Active Constituents. Actions. Indications. Specific indications (including BHP). Preparation, dosage and administration. Toxicology. Combinations used. The following basic material medica are covered which will be built on in years 2 and 3. • Artemisia absinthium. HEPATICS. • Taraxacum officinale (radix). USO-Herbal Medicine 1 Materia Medica-V2/04/13 DEMULCENTS. • Ulmus fulva / U. rubra. Althaea officinalis. CIRCULATORY STIMULANTS. • Capsicum annuum. Zanthoxylum americanum / Z. clava-herculis. DIAPHORETICS. • Sambucus nigra. Eupatorium perfoliatum. DEPURATIVES/ALTERATIVES. • Rumex crispus. Iris versicolor. ANTIBIOTICS / ANTIFUNGALS. • Allium sativum. Tabebuia avellanedae. IMMUNE ENHANCERS. • Echinacea angustifolia / E. purpurea. Astragalus membranaceus. EXPECTORANTS. • Marrubium vulgare. Polygala senega and P. tenuifolia. NERVINES. • Valeriana officinalis. USO-Herbal Medicine 1 Materia Medica-V2/04/13 VULNERARIES. • Arnica montana. Symphytum officinale. ADAPTOGENS. • Glycyrrhiza glabra. Withania somnifera. LAXATIVES. • Rhamnus purshiana. Rheum palmatum. CARMINATIVES. • Anethum graveolens. Mentha x. piperita. ANTISPASMODICS. • Dioscorea villosa. Viburnum prunifolium. SALICYLATES/ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES. • Filipendula ulmaria. Populus tremuloides. DIURETICS / URINARY DEMULCENTS /ANTISEPTICS. • Equisetum arvense. Taraxacum officinale (folia). Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. SPECIFICS/ORGAN TONICS. • Euphrasia officinalis. Crataegus oxyacanthoides/monogyna. USO-Herbal Medicine 1 Materia Medica-V2/04/13


C ITY C O UNC IL MINUTES SEPTEMB ER 3, 2013 T he meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Persons present were Paul Hoff, Bert Kinzler and Marilyn Olson. Jim Erpelding and Rick Jacobson were absent. Also present were Anna Kiser and Anita Guests were: Matt Dreschel, Richard Pachel, Dave and Linda Lerfald, Stan & Betty Klug, Michelle Jevne, Greg Blum, Susan Barrett and T ed T rochman.


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