Krems, Austria

Healthy Herbs - a Strategy Against Antimicrobial Resistance in the Respiratory Tract

when 8 September 2021 - 12 September 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 300

Microorganisms are bioactive structures that can adapt to changing environmental conditions and thus develop resistance to antibiotics. This has led to an increasing challenge across countries: despite situations where the use of antibiotics for emergency care is indicated, these antibiotics only show weakened or no effectiveness at all. Expert lectures and discussions, practical work within the framework of selectable workshops, demonstrations and an excursion make it possible to expand or deepen basic knowledge of phytotherapy. The focus is on medicinal plants for diseases of the respiratory tract.

Course leader

Donau - Universit├Ąt Krems / Danube University Krems; Department of Health Sciences, Medicine and Science; Center of Traditional Chinese Healthcare and Complementary Medicine. Head: Prof. Dr. Andrea Zauner - Dungl

Target group

Students in the healthcare sector, health care workers, health care professionals

Course aim

- learn about traditional use of medicinal plants and their antimicrobial potential
- Review popular medicinal herbal formulas from the perspective of modern evidence-based science
- get in touch with evidence based literature (with focus on plants for the respiratory system and to strenghten the immune system
- Create and develop and mix your own medicinal plant mixtures for the respiratory system
- be a part of the "remodelling the healthcare sysem" and be able to give a phytotherapeutical statement
- breathe freely: Qi Gong as a technique to strengthen the immune system and the respiratory system

Fee info

EUR 300: including: lectures, workshops, handouts, lunchtime package; evening events (Thursday and Saturday), digital quizzes, certificate of participation


5 scholarships for students of Germany and Italy, granted by the European Union (refunding amounts)
< 99 km.... EUR 20,00/person; 100 - 499 km ... EUR 180,00/person 500 - 1999 km ... EUR 275/person for travel costs
EUR 106,00 EUR person/per day