- Mastering Herbs: Blood Pressure 1h 30min
Mastering Herbs: Blood Pressure
Hypertension affects 20 of all Americans and has serious consequences on longevity. This presentation explores botanical therapies for treating HBP and details the molecular research on their mechanisms of action.
- Explain the mechanisms whereby Garlic benefits hypertension and the cardiovascular system.
- List what plants contain procyanodinic oligomers and explain how these molecules benefit the cardiovascular system.
- Explain how Gingko flavonoids, the heteroisides, and the terpenes may be therapeutic to hypertension.
- List which herbs are considered to be vasodilating via beta blocking effects.
- List which herbs are vasodilating due to Calcium Channel inhibition.
- List which herbs are effective diuretics.
- List which herbal sedatives may lower BP and explain their pros and cons.
- Describe the specific indications for Leonurus cardiaca.
- Describe the specific indication for Glyconda formula of the Eclectic tradition.
- Detail the many mechanisms whereby Angelica species are therapeutic to hypertension.
- Describe the clinical indications and contraindications for
- Describe the specific indications for Viscum album.
- Recognize the clinical and molecular research done on botanical medicines for HBP..
- Be familiar with the ability of Licorice to cause hypertension, the mechanism responsible, the genetic tendency, and how to monitor to avoid the concern
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].