Understanding Herbal Constituents & Plant Chemistry is now available in ten online modules. Each module is three weeks long and can be taken independently one at a time, or as the full program.
Survey of the structure, function and occurrence of lipids and amino acid derivatives that contribute to the actions of herbs, medicinal foods, seeds and oils, etc. Lipids include fatty acids, trans-fats, unrefined oils, triglycerides, phospholipids); alkamides, polyalkenes, polyalkynes, etc. Amino acid derivatives include sulfur compounds in Brassicaceae and Allium spp., cyanogenic glycosides, etc.
Module 5 Details:
- Fatty acid structure & terminology (EFA, PUFA, DHA, etc.)
- Health implications of omega-series balance (n-3, n-6, n-9, etc.)
- Structure, origin & toxicology of trans-fatty acids
- Triglycerides structure, function, occurrence, significance
- Phospholipids in plants, herbal pharmacy, cell membranes
- Composition of Flax, Chia, Hemp, Olive oils, Saw Palmetto berries, etc.
- Lipid derivatives: alkamides / isobutylamides in Echinacea, Spilanthes, etc.
- Polyalkenes, polyalkynes, polyacetylenes in herbs
- Amines including theanine, ephedrine, etc.
- Amino acid derivatives: sulfur compounds in Brassicaceae (glucosinolates)
- Amino acid derivatives: cysteine sulfoxides in Onions, Garlic, etc.
- Amino acid derivatives: cyanogenic glycosides (toxicology, medicinal use)
This three week module includes:
- Two 2-hour recorded webinars with Lisa Ganora
- One live Q & A session with Lisa Ganora
- Eight videos (from live classes)
- Two PowerPoint presentations
- Eight detailed study guides
- Two quizzes
- Two assignments
- Access to live Office Hours & Discussion Forum