This level is designed for anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of how medicinal plants work. Step by step the student will be introduced to the language of phytochemistry and gain an understanding of the personalities and activities of the constituents in medicinal plants. Terminology such as bonding, polarity, functional groups, isomers and more are taught. An understanding will be gained in areas that are of most concern to an Herbalist, the solubility and extraction of herbal constituents, solvent polarity and other influences on solubility, phytochemical stability and reactivity in extracts, the synergy in herbs and formulas and the role of standardization.
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