Solubility and Extraction in Herbal Medicine Making
This class will look at the phytochemical factors underlying solubility – why cold or hot water, different percentages of alcohol, saturated or unsaturated oils, glycerin, and honey can extract or leave behind different kinds of constituents. Learn how to fine-tune your extraction processes, proportions, and solvent mixtures to get the most out of various herbs. We’ll also look at solubility concerns in formulas – what types of compounds do or don’t work together. The solubilities of individual classes of compounds will be addressed in detail, along with information about bioavailability and absorption. Useful extraction methods from historical practice will also be discussed.
This is the second class in the series Understanding and Working with Herbal Constituents
Recommended reading for the course
Herbal Constituents: Foundations of Phytochemistry:
A Holistic Approach for Students and Practitioners of Botanical Medicine
Herbal Constituents is a unique addition to the botanical medicine literature. Written in a down-to-Earth style by a traditional herbalist with extensive training in chemistry and botany, this book is designed for anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of how medicinal plants work. Herbal Constituents presents the most important concepts and the latest research on phytochemical compounds in medicinal plants. more…..
Taught By: Lisa Ganora
Time: This is a recorded webinar
Cost: professionals: $39; students $29