In this course, students experience herbal product development research in collaboration with the garden and the dispensary. The training in Botanical Pharmacognosy takes place in phases through mentored learning. The first phase starts with a literature review of production attributes such as the chemical ecology of medicinal plants, process, identification of active and necessary fractions, matrix effects, solubility, extract concentration, organoleptic and analytical measurement of active components. The second phase consists of review of the strength of evidence for identified phytochemical fraction, the dosing, and the clinical mode of action. This culminates in the third phase, which is the final write-up of the results for the justification of the development of the botanical product and/or for publication in peer-reviewed journal.
- Master of Science Herbal Product Design