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WELL 742 Herbal/Botanical Medicine and Ethnobotany

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Course Description

An introductory overview of various traditional herbal medicine practices, history, and theories. Focus on botanical medicine, ethnobotany, homeopathy, and Chinese and Ayurveda perspectives. The political, socioeconomic, and environmental influences in preserving the cultural heritage of medicinal plants and associated traditional medicine systems will also be covered, along with contemporary herbal practices and related professions.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None