Welcome to the Introduction to Herbalism for Professionals (HMP)! This course is a powerhouse of information and is also the doorway into most of our advanced programs.
In the 12 weeks that you take this highly-interactive course with us online, you will acquire an enormous amount of knowledge about over 70 highly medicinal herbs, body systems, medicine making, herbal first aid, gardening, legal considerations, medicinal plant identification and even post-disaster & preparedness herbalism!
We will work with you every week in a live Q & A format as we keep you up to speed throughout the course. There is plenty of time to finish, and if you need extra time, that’s never a problem either. Our goal is to get you through the course and make sure you feel like you got way more than your money’s worth with us.
Whether you are taking this course as part of one of our larger programs, or as a standalone, you will gain great confidence in working with herbal medicine at home for yourself and loved ones.
We send you herbs and materials to make medicine with us – from percolation tinctures to infused oil to even a simple multi-fractional extraction!
This course is designed for the professional who may already work in health care or have some health care related background, but it is truly an incredible course even for someone just beginning their journey into medicine and herbs. To that end we also give you our 6-week “Introduction to Herbalism for Beginners” course along with this course which gives a great beginners’ foundation that is easy and quick to get through (most folks finish it in 2-3 weeks) if you are starting from zero knowledge about herbal medicine or medicine in general.
*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.
Here are many of the classes covered in the Introduction to Herbalism for Professionals:
- Introduction to herbalism
- How to study plant medicine
- Body systems –
- Lymphatic and immune system physiology and herbs
- Respiratory system physiology and herbs
- Urinary tract physiology and herbs
- Gastrointestinal tract physiology and herbs
- Cardiovascular tract physiology and herbs
- Introduction to clinical skills
- Materia Medica – covers over 70 herbs throughout the course
- Introduction to botany and wildcrafting
- Introduction to forest gardening and growing medicinal herbs
- Medicine making (we make these together using the materials we send you)
- Percolation tinctures
- Multifractional extraction
- The Business of herbalism (how to legally protect yourself)
- Clinic and apothecary setup and function
- Herbal first aid and introduction to wound management
- Post-disaster and austere herbalism
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.)