Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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WAM-3050 Herbalism, Wellness & Healing

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): WAM-2050  or Permission of Instructor
This course focuses on the study and practice of Western Herbalism, the use of plants to support human health and healing/recovery from an unhealthy state (disease).  Therapeutic skills and guidelines, such as the relative safety-toxicity of medicinal plants, the prudent weaning of patients off pharmaceutical drugs, and the conscious observations that are made in order to assess one’s health status, are covered.  Two hotly debated issues in herbalism today, the licensing of practicing herbalists and the therapeutic use of standardized extracts, continue to be discussed as herbalism becomes more mainstream.  The study of herbalism also embraces the study of the human body, system by system (or, in the case of the liver, organ), the anatomy and physiology of each system, the herbal material medica and lifestyle choices that support each system as well. Spring and summer semesters



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