- December 1, 2015 - December 31, 2024
5:55 pm - 11:30 pm
Event Phone: Your home!
The Roots of Herbalism home study course explores the philosophies of ecological Herbalism, the practices of herbal nutrition, and the foundations of holistic health. Students learn to make their own herbal preparations, including tisanes and tinctures, to apply the knowledge they learn about the plants through a DVD, book and herb materials.
Students learn 20 herbs and their uses, and receive plant material to research at home.
Through this course, you will:
~ Discover your relationship to plants and the environment, and its impact on your personal health
~ Explore the theory, philosophy, and history of ecological herbalism and ethnobotany
~ Understand the role of the nervous system and emotional, mental, and spiritual health in our physical wellbeing
~ Learn techniques to integrate herbal wellness into a daily lifestyle practice
~ Discuss important foundational nutritional principles to nourish your body’s own healing capacity
~ Learn the botanical classification, parts used, and prominent medicinal uses of over 20 herbs from Native American and Western Materia Medica, to begin building your knowledge of herbs
~ Explore how to make your own herbal preparations to apply your herbal knowledge through practical application, including tisanes, tinctures, infused oils, and topical applications
~ Learn how to integrate these ancient teachings into our modern day world
It is a practical course well-suited for laypeople and health professionals alike. Both those with no herbal experience, and those with years of self-study and practice, will gain insight from this program.
The course seeks to marry ancient traditions with the scientific context of our modern world. Our goal is to reclaim our herbal heritage and empower students to apply these teachings for optimum wellbeing in balance with today’s society. We focus our study on plants which are common in the Native North American and Western European traditions, which grow commonly in the wild or can be easily cultivated.
This correspondence course includes a two-part full-length dvd, course booklet, herbal samples, and assignment feedback. Tuition is $260. The course textbook, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, is included in your purchase.
This course offers 12 Continuing Education Units for Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Nurses and Midwives within the State of Florida for an additional $15 processing fee.*
*Please note, an assessment is located at the end of our course booklet. To receive Continuing Education Credits, this assessment must be completed and turned in via email or mail.
Roots of Herbalism is also offered as a live course in Orlando and Tallahassee through the Florida School of Holistic Living. The next live session in Orlando will be offered on May 19 & 20, 2018. A live session in Tallahassee will be offered on June 9 & 10, 2018.