Materia Medica for Community Herbalists


Students build relationships with the plants that they will be using to create medicines for their patients. During the classes, students use organoleptic skills to experience the herbs, which includes tasting, smelling and observing teas, tinctures, oils and raw plant material.  This course examines the following herbs: Arnica, Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Bearberry, Black Cohosh, Borage, Buchu, Calendula, Cayenne, Chamomile, Cleavers, Comfrey, Corydalis, Cramp bark, Dandelion root/leaf, Echinacea, Elderflower/berry, Elecampane, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Hawthorn berry/leaf, Holy basil, Horse chestnut, Lavender, Lemon balm, Liquorice, Marshmallow root/leaf, Meadowsweet, Milk thistle, Mullein, Nettle root/leaf, Oat straw/seed, Oregon grape, Passionflower, Peppermint, Plantain, Raspberry leaf, Red Clover, Reishi, Rosemary, Sage, Siberian ginseng, Skullcap, Thyme, Turmeric, Valerian, Vitex, Willow, Yarrow


Prerequisites: – –    Credits: 3    Hours: 45

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