BO5301 Botanical Medicine 1

This course introduces students to the history, philosophy and science of botanical medicine. Terminology of botanical medicine and the medicinal, botanical and pharmacological categorizations are studied. Overviews of botany, pharmacognosy and formulation principles are covered with introductions to plant identification. Materia medica of the gastrointestinal system is introduced. Students are introduced to the importance and principles of sustainable agriculture and ecological harvesting. Labs reinforce didactic learning and bring the plant medicine alive through hands-on experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the naturopathic medicine program




Major=Naturopathic Medicine OR Major=Naturopathic Med/ Acupuncture OR Major=Naturopathic Med/ Acup & Oriental Medicine