Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 1: Digestion and Elimination
Next Step Clinical Course
This reference covers everything an RDN needs to know about herbs and herbal preparations that influence the gastrointestinal system. Volume 1 focuses on digestive health and the emunctories, an herbal term referring to the organs of elimination: the gastrointestinal system, the urinary system, and the skin. This volume offers formulas and supporting information for treating gastrointestinal and biliary conditions, liver and gallbladder conditions, renal and urinary conditions, and dermatologic conditions. This is a comprehensive book on herbs for health professionals. Excellent resource to assess what herbs patients are taking and their safety and benefits or possible harmful effects.
Each chapter includes a materia medica section that describes individual herbs with tips on their properties, modes of action, and the specific symptoms each plant best addresses.
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.2.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.9, 8.1.2, 10.2.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon completion of this course, a person will be able to:
1. Review a patient’s current herbal intake to determine if there are dangers, dosage issues, or contraindications with current prescription drugs.
2. Identify opportunities to educate the patient on how the diet influences gut symptoms and may be used to quell issues.
3. Formulate a clear understanding of the nature of problems or need for improvement to achieve desired outcomes.
4. Identify the three most effective herbs used to settle the stomach and discuss how each one works.
5. List two herbs to help avoid urinary tract infections.
6. Efficiently monitor patients and guide them as they work through the various phases of diet changes.
7. Integrate new knowledge and skills into practice.
Why we chose this book
The author is highly regarded in her field of herbology with 30 years of clinical experience. The book is highly researched and on the leading edge of new therapies.
About the author
Dr. Jill Stansbury is a naturopathic physician with 30 years of clinical experience. She served as the chair of the Botanical Medicine Department of the National University of Natural Medicine for more than 20 years. She remains on the faculty, teaching and leading ethnobotany field courses in the Amazon.