Course overview

Board Review:
Botanical Medicine

In this course, you will explore major concepts of botanical medicine by discussing specific herbs and their mode of action and interactions.

Sadi Jimenez, ND

 Board Review Series

ABOIM Domain 2

 Time to Complete

3 hours 45 min


Non-CME Eligible 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • This course will not make you an herbalist, but it will help you grasp major concepts of botanical medicine. Specific herbs with their mode of action and typical use will be discussed. Herb/herb, herb/nutrient and herb/drug interaction will be touched on in a focused way. In this course, the beauty in botanicals is expressed by course faculty through various botanical preparations and their effectiveness, and appropriate herbs for women's health, menopause, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Review differences among botanical preparations and their impact on effectiveness.
    • Identify herbs appropriate herbs for women's health, including menopause.
    • Discuss the treatment of major chronic conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease with botanicals.
    • Understand the basic concepts of botanical therapy.
    • Note common herb/herb, herb/nutrient, and herb/drug interactions.
    • Understand use of several common herbs, along with contraindications.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Sadi Jimenez, ND

About Sadi
Dr. Jimenez is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in the state of California. She came into medicine from a deep need to understand the human experience through the lens of health. During naturopathic medical school, she rotated through different medical systems and learned from different types of healers, and healthcare practitioners. Learning from conventional healthcare workers in community health clinics, from naturopathic elders, and oral healers in traditional medicine. They taught her that there is no separation of the mind and the body. What affects one affects the other. We must understand ourselves biochemically and mentally. It is this philosophy that helped me in my own healing journey and continues to guide my practice.

Sadi is trained in the management of pharmaceutical drugs, functional medicine testing in gentle and natural approaches such as lifestyle medicine, food therapy, herbal medicine, and stress reduction. Diagnosing and treating patients with an integrative approach; combining conventional and alternative medicine to unmask the root cause of chronic disease.