Herbalism

Herbalism Certificate

Herbalism is the oldest and most widespread form of healing on planet earth, generally regarded as safer and just as effective (if not more) as orthodox medicine and easily learned and used by the lay person. Learn to apply herbal therapy through the use of tinctures, glycerites, teas, capsules, poultices, compresses, and salves to support the constitution referencing an array of conditions; and in close consideration of guidelines to indications, dosage, and contraindications through Herbalism Certificate. You can sign up for all of the courses to earn the Herbalism Certificate or individual courses.

1. The Development, Forms and Energetics of Herbal Therapy (Part 1 & 2)
You will learn about the energetic aspects of herbs and how they can impact different types of people and conditions. A few assessment techniques (including tongue assessment and pulse assessment) will also be briefly covered.

2. The Constituents and Properties of Herbs (Part 1 & 2)

Discover the chemical properties of herbs. You will learn about the nutrient content of herbs as well as about various herapeutic constituents such as alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids,  tannins, essential oils, organic acids, and other valuable chemicals. This class will specifically focus on macronutrients and micronutrients.

3. Herbs for the Respiratory System

This class will focus on herbs that support the respiratory system, including those plants which help to relieve congestion, soothe and astringe sore and boggy mucous membranes, and expectorate excess mucus.

4. Herbs for Liver Function and Detoxification

The liver has many hundreds of functions, this class will focus on those herbs which enhance the vital functions of this hardworking organ.

5. Herbs for the Lymphatic and Urinary Systems

This class will focus on herbs which enhance the function of the lymph nodes and improve the efficiency of the kidneys which purify the body.

6. Herbs for Women’s Reproductive Health

Herbal aids for women’s reproductive health is a complex subject that will be addressed in this class.

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Instructor: Matthew Alfs, M.H., A.H.G. is a practitioner, educator, and writer in the field of herbal therapy. He is a nationally peer-reviewed professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, the Director of the Midwest School of Herbal Studies and has authored numerous articles on herbal therapy.