This course investigates approximately 30 of the most commonly used herbal medicines and related supplements in the United States. Each herb will be discussed from the ethnobotanical perspective as well as the modern phyto-therapeutic perspective, with a focus on pharmacological understanding and relevant clinical trials. Special emphasis will be placed on topics relevant to the contemporary clinician, including quality control, interactions, and other safety parameters of each herb covered. This course provides the student with the necessary skills to effectively research herbs not covered in the class.


Course Programs

  • Courses for Advanced Special Standing
  • Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Master of Arts in Integrative Health Studies
  • Master of Science Clinical Herbal Medicine
  • Master of Science Herbal Product Design
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health
  • Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism
  • Non-Degree Courses
  • Post Master`s Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Herbalism

Course Details

Course Code
HRB 605
Primary Instructor
Andrew Pengelly
Start Date
End Date
Online Course