This four-part classes teaches students about the most commonly used herbs in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. Students will learn the properties, taste, functions, dosages, and contra-indications of each herb covered.
Category 1: herbs that release the exterior, clear heat, and drain downward.
Category 2: herbs that drain dampness, dispel wind dampness, transform dampness, warm the interior and expel cold, regulate Qi, relieve food stagnation and expel parasites.
Category 3: herbs that regulate blood, transform phlegm and relieve coughing, calm the spirit, extinguish wind and stop tremors, as well as aromatic herbs that open the orifices.
Category 4: herbs that tonify Qi, warm the Yang, nourish the Yin, and nourish Blood, astringent herbs, emetics and herbs for external application.