Did you know that herbs and spices such as garlic, turmeric, and peppermint have a long and rich history in traditional medicine?   Today, many pharmaceuticals are manufactured synthetically, but we tend to forget that most of the compounds were derived from natural sources like herbs and spices. Join ACHS Alumna Lisa Powell for a seminar on the history and uses of many of our favorite botanicals.  In this seminar you’ll learn: The history and uses of many commonly used herbs and spices The term “phytochemical” and how this term relates to herbs and spices The active compounds found in each of these herbs and spices How the herbs and spices work within the body for supporting better health   Lisa Powell earned a Masters in Complementary Alternative Medicine from American College of Healthcare Sciences. She has also earned additional graduate certificates from ACHS in Holistic Nutrition, Aromatherapy, Botanical Safety, and Anatomy and Physiology. She recently passed the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board exam and became Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®.    Continuing education is vital for all professionals to stay up-to-date with industry advances. In addition, most professional organizations—from the Florida Board of Health to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Examiners—require continuing education (CE) hours to ensure regulatory compliance, educational rigor, and the highest standards of practice.    ACHS offers a wide range of online CE opportunities in integrative medicine and holistic health to help meet your CE requirements and thirst for learning!  As an accredited college, many organizations accept ACHS CEs. Please check with your professional body whether specific approval is required. If you are interested in having your professional organization approve ACHS CEs, please contact ACHS CSO Erika Yigzaw at [email protected].      • Register and pay the $25 CE processing fee.  • Watch the video (approximately 120 minutes).  • Take the short CE multiple choice question assessment and successfully achieve a score of 80% or higher (you'll have two attempts). This demonstrates you have mastered the course learning outcomes above.  • Your CE certificate of completion is emailed as soon as you successfully complete the assessment. To get started, click the orange "Start" button up top.

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Lecture Video and Quiz

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