- Mastering Herbs: Coughs 1h 15min
Mastering Herbs: Coughs
There are dozens of herbs useful for coughs but the best results will only be seen when one understands the specific indications for those herbs and can skillfully choose herbs accordingly. Giving moistening herbs for wet coughs and drying herbs for drying will not be effective and can even aggravate symptoms. A thorough knowledge of herbal materia medica choices and their specific indications can help a clinician create highly effective cough remedies. Herbal antispasmodics, herbal anti-inflammatories, anti-microbials, anti-allergy herbs, herbal demulcents, astringents can be chosen and formulated best treat individual presentations and constitutions.
- Identify the different layers of the skin
- Appreciate how cough may be a symptom of infection, allergy, asthma, chronic irritation, and heart disease.
- List herbs that are specifically indicated for each of the above situations.
- Identify herbs that are drying and herbs that are moistening and when each are most indicated and best used.
- Identify herbs that are the strongest antimicrobials and when and how they can be featured in herbal formulas
- Describe what situations a counter irritant would be indicated.
- Craft sophisticated herbal formulas to best address individual presentations.
Dr Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician with 30 years experience, specializing in women’s health, fertility, PCOS, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and endocrine imbalances. She also treats immune and allergic disorders, and chronic disease including diabetes, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease, as well mental health disorders including anxiety and depression.
Dr Stansbury served as the Chair of the Botanical Medicine department at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and remains on the faculty. Dr Stansbury enjoys keeping up with the latest research in natural products chemistry and sharing the developments with other health professionals, as well as delving deeply into traditional and folkloric wisdom on the uses of plants as foods and medicines. Dr Stansbury compiles her research and presents some 10-20 original research papers at medical conferences each year, and has published numerous scholarly articles and several books, including Herbs for Health and Healing, and PCOS Health and Nutritional Guide. She is the author of Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals - a comprehensive herbal formulary text based on her decades of research and clinical experience (published by Chelsea Green).
Dr Stansbury is also an ethnobotanist and has conducted field studies in the Peruvian Amazon for over a decade, living and studying with the Wachiperi, Matstigenka, Bora, and Yagua communities for many years, as well as studying Andean plants. She has created photo, video, and herbarium archives of the plants that she has learned and has published several books on this material as well, including Stung by the Rainbow, and the Mystical and Medicinal Plants of the Andes and Amazon. She leads ethnobotany field courses for nature, adventure, and plant enthusiasts in the Iquitos and Manu regions of the Peruvian Amazon each July 20-30, and winter holiday. Email Dr Stansbury for more information at [email protected].