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Herbalism 2: The Constituents and Properties of Herbs, Part 1 (F)

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In an effort to support everyone's health and well-being, this course will be held as an interactive web-cast session via ZOOM. Students will have ample opportunity to participate, ask questions, and connect with one another in this virtual delivery method.

Since the 1970s, vast amounts of information have been discovered about the chemical properties of herbs, through the science of phytochemistry. Fascinatingly, what we have learned about these chemicals often reinforces the traditional uses of the various herbs. You will learn about the nutrient content of herbs as well as about various therapeutic constituents such as alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids, immune-stimulating polysaccharides, sesquiterpene lactones, tannins, essential oils, organic acids, and other valuable chemicals. Discover how these chemicals impact upon the human physiology and how a knowledge of them helps determine not only the choice of herbs in various situations, but also when not to use particular herbs.
This class will specifically focus on macronutrients and micronutrients.

You can register for individual class or the entire Herbalism Certificate.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Online - with instructor led chat sessions

Matthew Alfs 

CEUs : 0.25



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  • This class will be delivered as an interactive web-cast session via ZOOM.
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    Registration Closes On
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

    Schedule Information

    Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
    10/28/2020 - 10/28/2020 Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Normandale (Bloomington), Online - with instructor led chat sessions  Map, Room: Online - with instructor led chat sessions Matthew Alfs 

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