45 Units 450 Hours
Introduction to Botany & Herbs 3 units / 30 hrs
Students in this course will learn to identify Latin classifications of plants used in Western medicine as well as major plants used in Traditional Chinese Medicine with attention on botanical nomenclature. This class focuses particularly on identifying the basic properties of herbs, including their tastes, temperature entering meridians and function and medicinal uses. It also includes the identification of toxic and non-toxic herbs, storage, and rules governing pharmacy.
Prerequisite: None: Recommended: OM111