The purpose of this course is for students to gain advanced skills in the identification of wild and cultivated medicinal plants; gain an understanding of the importance of wilderness areas; and to introduce students to the role of ethical and sustainable supply chains in the herbal supplement industry. This course will immerse students in the relationship between herbal medicine and the natural environment with its inherent biological diversity. Combining basic botany and field work with both Appalachian plants and the flora local to the students` homes, students will perform fieldwork, observing and ethically collecting medicinal plants from a wild habitat. They will create voucher specimens and begin the field processing of medicinal plant material.
- Master of Science Herbal Product Design