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Herbalism for Healthcare Professionals

Learn about the use of herbs to optimize health
Dr. Vanessa Ruiz
1,010 students enrolled
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Students will learn about the uses of common everyday herbs for diseases, safety and their mechanisms of action. Students will also learn about medication interactions with herbs and common side effects. This course is great for Nurses and healthcare professionals who want to learn about herbal therapies.
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Interested about learning about herbs? Want to learn how they are used by health professionals to help improve health and in certain chronic conditions like Hypertension and Diabetes? Curious about how they work and if they are even safe? Are they safe to use with medications? How do I know if this supplement is a good quality one? 

In this course, Dr. Vanessa Ruiz, Naturopathic doctor and Holistic Nurse, teaches how herbs are used in a health setting. You’ll learn about the increasing demand for alternative/ and complementary medicine to help with common conditions such as back pain, neck pain and anxiety. You’ll learn how to choose quality herbal supplements, their safe uses and how they actually work. In addition, you’ll learn contraindications and when herbs aren’t safe to use when taken together with medications.  You’ll dive deep into the herbal monographs of the top 12 most commonly used herbs in the United States: ginger, echinacea, garlic, gingko, saw palmetto and many more! At the end, you’ll be given reputable educational resources to expand your knowledge of herbs.

This course is geared towards health professionals with a basic understanding of physiology, pharmacology and medical terminology. This course is for educational purposes only and not intended to treat or diagnose. Please know and understand the scope of your practice if you are a health professional.

Introduction to Herbal Supplements

Introduction and Overview of Herbal Supplements

In this lecture, Dr. Vanessa discusses the growing trend of herbal medicine and complementary approaches in the United States.

Overview of Herbal Supplements

Dr. Vanessa Ruiz gives a general overview on herbal supplements and usage.

Overview of Herbal Supplements:

  • Assessment and Evaluation of Patient Use of Supplements

  • Evaluating for Supplement Safety

  • The 5 Factors of a Quality Supplement

  • Medication and Supplement Interactions

  • When Not to Use Supplements

  • Educational Resources to Further Your Knowledge

Herbal Monographs

Herbal Monographs Part 1

In this section, we will learn about the safety, uses, mechanisms of action and contraindictions for:

  • St. John's Wort

  • Passiflora

  • Ginseng

Please download and review the herbal monographs on Lecture #3.

Herbal Monographs Part 2

In this section, we will learn about the safety, uses, mechanisms of action and contraindictions for:

  • Milk Thistle

  • Saw Palmetto

  • Aloe Vera

  • Garlic

  • Turmeric

Herbal Monographs Part 3

In this section, we will learn about the safety, uses, mechanisms of action and contraindictions for:

  • Ginger

  • Gingko

  • Elderberry

  • Echinacea

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