Liver Herbs: Clinical Herbal Medicine Straight Talk

Liver Herbs: Clinical Herbal Medicine Straight Talk

Description

When people speak of “liver herbs,” as though all herbs for the liver did the same thing, they confuse themselves and others in most cases. Here the major herbs that act on the liver and how they differ will be discussed in detail. Differentiating herbs that stimulate the liver (choleretics, bitters) and herbs that protect or stimulate regeneration of hepatocytes (trophorestoratives or liver tonics) will be most critically distinguished. The potential problems with liver stimulators will be compared to the near total lack of such problems with liver trophorestoratives. A preliminary comparison will be made to categories of kidney herbs, though details on these herbs will await part 2. Additionally, the difference between inherently hepatotoxic herbs and idiosyncratic hepatic toxicity will be clarified. Major herbs covered include Arctium lappa, Silybum marianum, Taraxacum officinale root, Berberis spp, Chelidonium majus, Chionanthus virginicus, and Chelone glabra.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate herbs that stimulate the liver from those that protect it.
  • Avoid causing problems by giving liver-stimulating herbs inappropriately.
  • Avoid inherently hepatotoxic herbs in patients at risk, including in those on high risk hepatotoxic drugs.
  • Detect idiosyncratic liver toxicity due to herbs clinically.
  • Properly dose liver stimulating and protecting herbs in various forms.

Course Content

  • Liver Herbs: Clinical Herbal Medicine Straight Talk 1h 30min

Instructor

Eric Yarnell, ND, RH(AHG) graduated from Bastyr University (Seattle, WA) in 1996, after which he completed a two-year residency with master herbalist and physician Silena Heron, RN, ND in Sedona, AZ. Dr. Yarnell served as chair of the department of botanical medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM; Tempe, AZ) where he also taught gastroenterology, urology/men's health, and pulmonology/sleep medicine. He has served as senior and associate editor of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He has been in private practice or supervising students since 1997. He is chief medical officer at Northwest Naturopathic Urology. He is a founding member and current president of the Botanical Medicine Academy (Seattle, WA), a specialty board for practitioners who use herbs.

Currently Dr. Yarnell is associate professor in the botanical medicine department at Bastyr University and adjunct faculty at SCNM. He is a co-founder and chief financial/operations office of Healing Mountain Publishing, Inc., a publisher of natural medicine textbooks for students and practitioners. He is also president of Heron Botanicals, Inc. an herbal pharmacy providing hand-crafted, whole plant extracts exclusively to health care providers.

Dr. Yarnell is author of numerous texts and articles including Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed and the forthcoming Natural Approach to Urology and Men's Health 2nd ed. He is co-author of Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed and the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions. He is a contributing author for The Textbook of Natural Medicine 4th ed and Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine 2nd ed. He has lectured widely.

Continuing Education Approvals

  • Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA)

    0.75 CEU total (up to 0.75 CEU Category B) -Direct Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1.5 credits total (up to 1.5 credits Category A) -Direct Approval
  • New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NHAND)

    1.5 CEUs total (up to 1.5 CEUs General) -Direct Approval
  • Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (OBNM)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (VT OPR)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Direct Approval
  • Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

    0.75 CPD total (up to 0.75 CPD Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board (AZ NPMB)

    1.5 CMEs total (up to 1.5 CMEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA)

    1.5 continuing competence credits total -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Category C - Educational Courses) -Assumed Approval
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO)

    1.5 credits total (up to 1.5 credits Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration (CO ONDR)

    1.5 PDAs total -Assumed Approval
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health: Naturopathic Physician Licensure (CT DPH: NPL)

    1.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

    1.5 CEUs total (up to 1.5 CEUs Category 2) -Assumed Approval
  • District of Columbia Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (DC HRLA)

    1.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing (HI DCCA)

    1.5 CEs total (up to 1.5 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Idaho Board of Medicine: Naturopathic Medical Board (ID BOM: NMB)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KS SBHA)

    1.5 CEUs total -Assumed Approval
  • Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers (ME BCHCP)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Manitoba Naturopathic Association (MNA)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Category B) -Assumed Approval
  • Maryland Board of Physicians (MD BP)

    1.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice (MN BMP)

    1.5 contact hours total (up to 1.5 contact hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • Montana Board of Alternative Health Care (MT BAHC)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours General) -Assumed Approval
  • North Dakota Board of Integrative Health Care (ND BIHC)

    1.5 credits total (up to 1.5 credits General) -Assumed Approval
  • Rhode Island Department of Health: Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (RI DOH: BMLD)

    1.5 hours total -Assumed Approval
  • Saskatchewan Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (SANP)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Category C) -Assumed Approval
  • Utah Naturopathic Physician Licensing Board (UT NPLB)

    1.5 CEs total (up to 1.5 CEs General) -Assumed Approval
  • Washington State Department of Health: Board of Naturopathy (WA DOH: BON)

    1.5 hours total (up to 1.5 hours Category 2) -Assumed Approval
Course Reviews
No reviews yet!
{{course_rating}}
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students' ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
Course Rating
{{item.date_human}} by {{item.name}}
Verified Student

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access my course after I register?
All you need to do is go to your My Courses page and login! If it's your first time logging in, there are a few profile questions you'll be asked to fill out first.
How long will I have access to the course?
Can I retake the course after I have complete it?
How soon after I complete the course do I get my certificate?
What date will appear on my certificate?
Is the course live or pre-recorded?
$60.00
30-Day Guarantee

This course includes:

  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion (PDF)
  • Certificate available immediately
  • CEs / PDAs as outlined
This course is intended for practitioners.