Various Drugs and Herbs

Herbs that Act Like Drugs

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We know herbs work…as practitioners, we see it all the time. This course takes a deep dive into a bunch of herbs that act like drugs. We will be exploring how the drugs and herbs work from a bio- and Chinese medical point of view. Can we use these herbs to replace certain drugs? Can understanding these drugs help us understand the herbs at a new level? Join us to find out as we explore Guan Ye Lian Qiao and Antidepressants, Drain Damp Herbs and Diuretics, Hong Qu and HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors, Phytoestrogenic herbs and Sex Hormones, Fan Xie Ye and Purgative Herbs and Laxatives, Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), and Yin Yang Huo and Agents Used in Erectile Dysfunction.

Course Goals

A participant in this course will be able to:

  1. Understand the drug classes and how they act on the body
  2. Understand the herbs and how they act on the body
  3. Identify the potential for drug-herb interactions between these herbs and drugs