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Learning Objectives

  1. Utilize Wilson’s and Scudder’s herbal reference when selecting for disease presentations.
  2. Understand the differences in Wilson’s formulas.
  3.  Be able to modify Wilson’s formulas based upon symptoms presentation.
  4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of how to use eclectic botanicals in practice.


  • Review of Apothecary Language and Prescriptions.
  • How to use Wilson’s Useful Prescriptions.
  • Discuss Wilson’s and Scudder’s use of herb properties when making selections for disease presentations.
  • Distinguish between Wilson’s formulas and how they can be modified based upon the presenting symptoms.
  • Eclectic Materia Medica; Discuss the pro’s and con’s of each of these works: Ellingwood, Scudder, Cook, Felter, Lloyd.
  • How to start using eclectic botanicals in practice, the basics!
  • Specific Medicines introduction