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Bottles in Childers Pharmaceutical Museum

Herbs, Glass Bottles & Poisons – April NHAA Sydney Chapter

April is the first NHAA Sydney Chapter Meeting for the year, and they have asked me to speak again. But this time it will be a bit different – a pictorial conversation of herbal history, entitled “Herbs, Glass Bottles & Poisons in Childers – A Snapshot of Late 19th and Early 20th Century Herbal Medicine”. Date: Tuesday […]

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Compound Tincture of Rhubarb

Dosage calculations & extract equivalency in herbal medicine

Over a number of years of teaching, one of the common issues I’ve noticed is that students often find calculating dosage equivalents rather challenging. It is important to be able to convert between liquid extract quantities and dry herb amounts, and vice versa. So I thought this would be a good place to discuss the issues and provide some […]

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Dark green herbal capsules

Is Standardisation Standardised?

Standardised herbal extracts seem to be popular – they are in many practitioner only herbal medicines as well as over-the-counter products. But based upon the questions I receive, few practitioners really understand what constitutes “standardisation” in Australia. As a result the Herbal Extract Company asked me to do a technical brochure which was released in […]

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