Discover herbal medicine from nature’s encyclopedia. Using the Min Zidell Healing Garden as a classroom, Dr. Ericha Clare will discuss medicinal properties of plants in various stages of bloom, fruit and seed. Which parts of the plants are best for promoting health? Which body systems get the most benefit from a particular herbal medicine? This presentation will be part botany, part practical organoleptic experience (smelling, tasting, touching), part biochemistry and physiology, and part clinical usage. Herbs for discussion may include Humulus lupulus, Atropa belladonna, Asclepias tuberosa, Equisetum arvense, Withania somnifera, Ocinum spp., Arnica spp., Olea europaea, Grindelia spp., Inula helenium.
Ericha Clare, ND, MAc studied naturopathic and Chinese medicine at NCNM. Dr. Clare is dedicated to making complicated material accessible to students, and believes the colors, textures and flavors of plants make this medicine both intuitive and fun to learn. She is an adjunct faculty member at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, teaching medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and lab procedures, and currently is developing curriculum for a new Health Advocacy Program that is a cornerstone to the new Registered Hospital Information Technologist (RHIT) program. Dr. Clare also manages the NCNM Continuing Education Department, building quality continuing medical education for providers and community education for the public. Her background includes a decade teaching intensive medical biochemistry, including biochemical mechanisms of botanical medicines.
In the Min Zidell Healing Garden at NCNM. Light refreshments will be served.
2.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM.
$20 donation suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds.