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 3-week online course will help you refine and develop your formulating techniques for botanical medicine making.  During this course, Sam Coffman will step through a history of formulation and arrive at his own pathophysiology-based formulation theory.

As a class, we will walk through actual case studies along with the follow-up and validate a formulation theory that can be used as a structural foundation for any and all clinical approaches to botanical medicine from a Western point of view.

Student will learn:

  • Multiple approaches to creating botanical formulas in the clinic, the field or for the home herbalist.
  • Dosage and toxicity will be a part of the learning structure as well.
  • In addition to formulation theory, Sam will also share his formulas and derivatives for a starting point for many acute and chronic conditions that are common in American clinics
  • Online classes will include formulation homework and quizzes to help assess student progress
  • A choice of case studies will be presented for students to formulate on as a practical exercise and final grade


Starting in 2019, this course will be required as part of the Clinical Botanical Medicine, Family Herbalist and Apothecarist botanical medicine making programs.

Pre-requisites: none, however we recommend completion of the Herbal Medicine for Professionals course or its equivalent from another school.

Class Credit Hours: 6

Class Dates: We will release course materials each Sunday for 3 weeks, beginning on June 24,  until July 8, 2018. There will be 2 scheduled live classes as well, and students will be notified of those times.

Tuition:  $80.

Early Bird Tuition is $65 until June 1, 2018.

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