Herbology 1

Herbology 1 – HERB 4101 (60 hours)

Apply knowledge of the following properties and functions of TCM herbs (about of 400 single herbs) in treatment planning:

herbs that release the exterior

herbs that clear heat

downward draining herbs

herbs that drain dampness

herbs that dispel wind-dampness

herbs that transform phlegm and stop coughing

aromatic herbs that transform dampness

herbs that relieve food stagnation

si qi (four properties)

1 Describe the si qi (four properties).

2 Describe the actions of herbs in relation to si qi (four properties).

3 Describe the therapeutic significance of si qi (four properties).

4 Identify the si qi (four properties) of the herbs
wu wei (five flavours)

1 Describe the wu wei (five flavours).

2 Describe the actions of herbs in relation to wu wei (five flavours).

3 Describe the therapeutic significance of wu wei (five flavours).

4 Identify the wu wei (five flavours) of the herbs
sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking)

1 Describe sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking).

2 Describe the actions of herbs in relation to sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking).

3 Describe the therapeutic significance of sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking).

4 Identify the sheng jiang fu chen (ascending, descending, floating, sinking) of the herbs.
gui jing (channel tropism) Describe gui jing (channel tropism)

1 Describe the actions of herbs in relation to gui jing (channel tropism).

2 Describe the therapeutic significance of gui jing (channel tropism).

3 Identify the gui jing (channel tropism) of the herbs

Actions

1 Describe the actions of herbs.

2 Describe the relationship between action and categorization of herbs.

3 Differentiate the actions of herbs within the same category.

4 Describe the relationship between actions and the indications of herbs.

5 Describe the therapeutic significance of the actions of herbs.

6 Identify the actions of the herbs

Indications

1 Describe the indications of herbs.

2 Describe the therapeutic significance of the indications.

3 Identify the indications of the herbs

Toxicity

1 Describe the concept of toxicity of herbs.

2 Describe the dosage ranges and cautions when using toxic herbs.

3 Identify herbs that are designated as toxic or restricted under Canadian regulations.