Phytochemistry for Beginners

Constituent Groups and the Menstrua That Love Them

  • WHEN: February 5, 2022
  • TIME: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Time
  • FEE: 70 USD
  • INSTRUCTOR: Suzanne M. Tabert
  • SETTING: Online
  • LOCATION: Zoom Video (zoom link & info provided after enrollment)

Phytochemistry is the study of the constituents (phytochemicals) in plants that cause a physiological change in the body. Gain a firm understanding of the solubility of constituents and the menstrua – alcohol, water, vinegar, oil, honey, glycerine, etc – that best extract and preserve each group or individual constituent.

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 questions “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.

Suzanne unpacks major groups of phytochemicals, give a breakdown on what they are and how to best utilize 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!

Alcohol proof can be confusing! 80 proof? 100 proof? 151 or 190 proof? Get the 411 on the meaning of alcohol proofs and direct info on using the correct ones when making tinctures.

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

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

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