Phytochemistry for Beginners

Constituent Groups and the Menstrua That Love Them

  • WHEN: February 6, 2022
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time
  • FEE: 65 USD
  • INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne M. Tabert
  • SETTING: Online
  • LOCATION: Zoom Video (zoom link & info provided after enrollment)

Phytochemistry is the study of the constituents, aka phytochemicals, in plants that cause a physiological change in the body. Knowing the actions and needs of constituents and which menstrua will extract and preserve each group or individual constituent will give the medicine maker a clear view on pairing constituents with the correct menstrua.

Beef up your knowledge of plant medicine, go beyond “hawthorn is good for the heart,” and learn to pair constituents with proper menstrua. This makes all the difference in the world when it comes to making effective herbal medicines. It also answers the question of why and how particular constituents are affecting the body. This is helpful when having intelligent conversations with those who may be herbal reluctant, including those in the western medicine community.

We’ll unpack major groups of phytochemicals and give a breakdown on what they are and how to best handle them in your preparations in order to create powerfully effective herbal medicine. Get set apart from mediocre medicine makers and be a shining star in your herbal circle!

Knowledge of chemistry is not required – Suzanne makes the info easy for everyone to understand. Attending students will receive the zoom recording after the workshop is over.

Included in the workshop:

  • Terpenes
  • Resins and Gums
  • Glycosides
  • Polyphenols and other antioxidant groups including Anthocyanins
  • Lipids, Fatty Acids, Alkamides, Waxes, Triglycerides
  • Alkaloids
  • Vitamins and Minerals

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