Herbal therapy is the oldest and most widespread form of healing on planet earth! It is currently experiencing a revival in North America (since the mid-1980s), after a lull which transpired from the early 1900s with the advent of orthodox medicine and its array of drugs. Generally regarded as safer and just as effective (if not more effective) as orthodox medicine, herbalism is a science and art that can be successfully learned and utilized by the lay person. Through the use of tinctures, glycerites, teas, capsules, poultices, compresses, and salves, students enrolled in this course will learn to apply herbal therapy to support the constitution with reference to an array of conditions from A to Z, in consideration of guidelines as to indications, dosage, and contraindications.
Class : Herbs for Women’s Reproductive Health
Herbal aids for women’s reproductive health is a complex subject that will be addressed in this class. Particular emphases will be: (1) Herbs for menopausal comfort; (2) Herbs for premenstrual comfort; (3) Herbal aids during Pregnancy and Lactation; and (4) Herbs for hormonal balance, relative to concerns such as libido and polycystic ovarian syndrome.