This is an online course. You can take this anywhere you have an internet connection. You do not have to be present in our area to take the course!
*This course will release class materials each Monday morning and will follow with one live Q&A session each week in an interactive webinar. Registration for this course will close on September 20th, 2021. The course begins on August 23rd, 2021.
This is an interactive 12-week online herbal medicine course. Classes are held via downloadable course materials and weekly live webinars. Students will have full access to recorded webinars, documents, videos and resources through the online classroom.
In addition, there will be approximately 2 hours (or less) of assignments per week, a student forum, supplemental webinars and new class material uploaded each week.
Students can work at their own pace, so long as the course material is completed by 30 days after the final exam date.
Also included is full online access to the current self-directed online course which includes over 25 hours of video, audio, PDF and other resources. All live classes are recorded for student download.
Materials you must provide at the appropriate point in the course: Olive and/or Coconut oil (approximately 2 cups total), Raw Honey (approximately 1 cup), 80 – 100 proof Alcohol (approximately 2 cups), Mason or other canning jar, basic cooking equipment (stainless steel pans and/or crockpot, strainer, measuring cup, spoons, etc.)
Classes Covered in this Course:
- Introduction to Herbology – Vitalistic and Mechanistic overview
- How to study plant medicineIntroduction to Clinical Skills
- Maceration Tincture Making (fresh and dried), with one tincture made as a class
- Introduction to Percolation Tincture Making
- Lymphatic and Immune System Physiology and Herbs
- Gastrointestinal Physiology and Herbs
- Materia Medica (Online Herb Walks) – covers approximately 100 herbs throughout the course.
- Botany and Wildcrafting
- Introduction to Forest Gardening and growing medicinal herbs
- The Business of Herbalism (how to legally protect yourself)Post-disaster and remote herbalism
- Clinic and Apothecary setup and function
- One or Two long-term Student Case Studies and Herbs (Some examples of past case studies include: Hiatal Hernias, Gallstones, Chronic Digestive Issues, COPD, and Respiratory Infections)
- Upper and Lower Respiratory System Physiology and Herbs
- Respiratory Syrup Making, with one syrup made as a class
- Herbal First Aid – Poultices, plasters, capsules, primitive poultices, castor oil poultices
- Wound Healing Physiology and HerbsHerbs for Pain, Nervines
- Salve Making –Fresh & Dried, Ethyl vs. Pure Oil Salves, with one salve made as a classUpper and Lower Respiratory System Physiology and Herbs
- Upper and Lower Urinary Tract Physiology and Herbs
- Weekly Quizzes/AssignmentsGroup DiscussionsFinal Test (passing grade of 75% required)
Total Online Hours – 48 hoursTotal Estimated homework assignments, discussions, quizzes and final test – 22 hours
You will be responsible to finish the materials assigned each week.