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Berberine Containing Plants – a Bitter/Sweet Alkaloid Story!

April 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


Plants are composed of a complex variety of chemical constituents that give them their beauty, diversity and supportive actions. Among all of the constituents found in plants, nitrogen containing alkaloids are among the most powerful, as well as the most addictive and toxic! Nearly all plants that offer support enclose some kind of alkaloids within their structure.

Berberine is an alkaloid that is found in many plants we commonly use in herbalism. In this session, we will explore the wide range of applications of berberine and related alkaloids along with a discussion of ancient traditional use, and modern investigations into mechanisms of actions, herb-drug interactions, and best applications.

We will discuss a variety of plants, including:
Goldenseal, Coptis, Barberry, Oregon Grape, and California Poppy.

This webinar has been been submitted and is pending approval for 1.0 Continuing Education (CE) credit hour for Naturopathic Doctors (ND), Registered Dietitians (RD), and Dietetic Technicians (DTR).

Dietitians and dietetic technicians registered should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To receive CE credit, you must attend the live event and register using one of these credentials (ND, RD, or DTR).

PDP Suggested Learning Needs Codes:
2010 (Botanicals, phytochemicals)
3100 (Supplemental nutrients, botanicals)

After attending the live event, you will receive your CE certificate via email within 3-4 weeks after the webinar.

Images credits:

Goldenseal – By James Steakley – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6809222

Berberis vulgaris – By Arnstein Rønning – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16499955

California Poppies – By Kaldari – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8949327

Oregon Grape – By The original uploader was Meggar at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1375500

Coptis – Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=549404

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April 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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