Review the biological interaction between plant-based therapies (herbs) and nutritional supplements with modern pharmaceutical drugs, and learn any possible contraindications between the three.
6 Lessons + Introduction
4+ Hours of Video Content
Lifetime Access to Content with 1 Year to Complete for Certificate
Certificate of completion
3 Month access to Herbal Village
In Herb-Drug-Nutrient Interaction, you will be introduced to 74 herbs and foods that are discussed in detail with consideration to their interaction with conventional drugs.
This course may be taken individually as an elective by anyone who wants to augment their herbal clinical knowledge-whether for personal use or in a clinical application.
1.1 The Importance of Knowing Herb-Drug-Nutrient Interactions to the Herbalist
1.2 Patient Safety
2.2 Drugs That Affect G.I Motility
– Coumadin (Warfarin) and Interactions
– Drugs Which Speed Up Liver Metabolism
– Drugs Which Inhibit or Slow Down Liver Metabolism
– Drugs That Damage the Kidneys
2.6 Recognition of Drugs of Higher Risk of Interaction
3.1 Herb to Drug Interactions
– Sympathomimetic Effects
– Cardiovascular Effects
– Diuretic Effects
– Anticoagulant Effects
– Anti-diabetic Effects
3.2 Teratogenic Herbs
3.3 Herb Drug Nutrient Quick Facts
4.1 Aged Cheese, Alfalfa, Aloe, American Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Astragalus
4.2 Barberry, Bilberry, Bitter Melon, Black Pepper, Bladderwrack, Bromelain, Buckthorn, Bugleweed
4.3 Calamus, Calendula, Cascara Sagrada, Cassia Cinnamon, Cayenne
5.1 Cinchona, Coffee, Cola, Cordyceps, Crucifer
5.2 Devil’s Claw, Dong Quai
5.3 Eleuthero, Ephedra, Eucalyptus, Evening Primrose
5.4 Fenugreek, Feverfew, Flax
6.1 Ginger, Ginkgo, Grapefruit, Guar Gum, Guarana, Gymnema
6.3 Kava, Kelp, Kudzu
6.4 Lemon Balm, Licorice, Lobelia
6.5 Magnolia, Maitake , Mate, Meat – Grilled, Milk, Milk Thistle
6.7 Oak, Oats, Oatmeal, Orange Juice
6.8 Papain, Psyllium
6.9 Reishi, Rhubarb, Rosemary
6.10 Senna, Soy, St. John’s Wort, Stinging Nettles, Spinach, Strawberries, Raspberries, Spinach and Rhubarb
6.11 Tea, Tomato, Turnips, Turkey Tail, Turmeric
6.12 Uva Ursi
Upon completion of this course, you will learn pharmacokinetic interactions: aka the fluctuation in bioavailability of herb/nutrient/drug substances in the body as a result of changes in absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination.
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