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ENVS 095/195 Plant-Based Healing Medicine Barbara Raab Class Schedule and Reading Assignments Summer, 2012

Readings are from Rosemary Gladstars Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, James Greens The Herbal Medicine-Makers Handbook, and Human Body. In addition, read your coursepack in its entirety and any handouts that you receive in class. You may consult various books that are at the Reserve Desk at Bailey Library (under ENVS 195 Plant-Based Healing Medicine) as well. HR = Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health HB = Human Body HMMH = Herbal Medicine-Makers Handbook C = Coursepack Date May 22 Subject Pages: A historical perspective; herbalism and the holistic approach to HR 1 41, healing/health; the science and art of herbalism; 386-387 the relative safety-toxicity of medicinal plants; making capsules. C HMMH 9-19, 292-295, 319-335

May 23

The ethics of sustainable harvesting/wildcrafting; determining good quality dried herbs; harvesting barks, leaves, flowers, seeds, roots; drying herbs; storage of herbs. Concepts and mysteries of healing the human organism; Self-assessment tools used to determine our health status.

HMMH 41-64 C HR appendix II C

May 24

May 29

Smoking mixtures; teas/tisanes (infusions and decoctions); campus weed walk to look at medicine plants growing wild.

HR 380 HMMH 103-115 C C

May 30

Sacred plants in indigenous cultures that are misused/abused in this culture; treating addictions and habituations, a holistic view.

May 31

The actions of herbs; compresses and poultices (demo). HMMH 21-39 Preliminary Project self-assesst., med. Hist., + descript. due C Video: Juliette of the Herbs HMMH 275-289 Familiarize yourself with The Herbal in Rosemary Gladstars book (pps. 308-373) and James Greens book (pps. 21-39) The Digestive System: anatomy and physiology, Materia Medica, C, HR 94 and lifestyle support. 206-235 HB Quality of Dried Herbs worksheet due MIDTERM (FIRST HALF OF CLASS)

June 5

June 6

Diet and life choices that support the use of herbs and optimum health and well-being. The onset and progression of disease; The concept of balance and the health-supportive lifestyle; looking at the root cause of manifested signs and symptoms.

June 7

Tinctures (extracts) and elixirs: tincture and elixir-making, storage, C guidelines for administration and dosing. HMMH 73-98, 145-192

June 12

The Nervous System: anatomy and physiology, Materia Medica, and lifestyle support. REMIND STUDENTS BRING $10 FEE FOR SHELBURNE MUSEUM TOMORROW June 13 Demo making salves and balms. Trip to Shelburne Museums Apothecary Shop Reflection is due DO COURSE EVALUATION ONLINE

96-155 HB, C HR 43-69

HMMH 193-208 C, HR 384

June 14

DVD: The Sorcoress, a French (sub-titled) film about an herbalist in the Middle ages and the struggle between church and suspected paganism (heresy) in those times FINAL EXAM (exam comes before video) Project is due

Please note: Because students must have a certain number of contact hours in order to complete the course satisfactorily, all students must stay for the movie that follows the exam.

There are many references on reserve that provide additional information on these subjects. Of particular use are: Gladstar. Herbal Healing for Women McIntyre. The Complete Womens Herbal Brinker. Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions McGuffin, et al. Botanical Safety Handbook Larson, et al. Mayo Clinic Family Health Book Murray & Pizzorno The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Berkow, Ed. The Merck Manual of Medical Information Chevallier. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants