Phytochemistry for Beginners


Phytochemistry for Beginners: Constituent Groups and the Menstrua That Love Them
Time: 9:30am – 2pm
Fee: $125
Instructor: Suzanne Tabert


In regards to everyone’s safety and comfort, and acting according to the advisement of the CDC and Seattle Public Health, all workshops will be suspended until May. We will be rescheduling this workshop and will give notice of the new date. Thank you for understanding. 

Phytochemistry is the study of the constituents, aka chemicals, 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.

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.

I’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.

Included in the workshop:

  • Terpenes
  • Resins
  • Lipids
  • Glycosides
  • Polyphenols and other antioxidant groups including anthocyanins
  • Alcohols
  • Proteins/amino acids
  • Saccharides
  • Alkaloids
  • Vitamins and Minerals

What to bring: Notebook and lunch

Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center. Registration MUST be made in advance. Walk ins not allowed as we bring supplies for only those who are registered. Thank you for understanding.


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