Fundamentals of
Holistic Herbalism

Certificate Program

Course curriculum

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    Helpful Resources

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    • BEFORE YOU TAKE THE QUIZZES AND TESTS

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    • COURSE REFERENCES

    • HERBAL PDR

    • Tools Needed

    • Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman

    • PREPARATIONS - TOOLS NEEDED

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    Upcoming Live Meeting

    • Zoom Meetings

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    Study Plan (OPTIONAL)

    • Week 1

    • Week 2

    • Week 3

    • Week 4

    • Week 5

    • Week 6

    • Week 7

    • Week 8

    • Week 9

    • Week 10

    • Week 11

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    Session 1: Introductions

    • ASSIGNMENT: Introduce Yourself!

    • Session 1 Students Handbook

    • Monograph & Herbarium Template

    • A&P Intro 1

    • A&P Intro 2

    • Getting to Know an Herb

    • Herbal Preparations - Tools Needed

    • Bonus: How to Properly Store Preparations & Herbs - Webinar

    • Herbal Preparations Introduction to Solvents

    • Cultivating Herbs: Intro to the Course

    • Cultivating Herbs: Intro to the Course Audio

    • Cultivating Herbs: Permaculture Principles

    • Cultivating Herbs: Permaculture Principles Audio

    • Holistic vs. Allopathic Herbalism Webinar

    • Holistic Health 1 Audio

    • Holistic Health 2 Audio

    • Holistic Health 3 Audio

    • Holistic Health 4 Audio

    • Holistic Health 5 Audio

    • Learning Activity A&P: Anatomy or Physiology?

    • Session 1 Quiz

    • Session 1 Test

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    Session 2: Skin & Developing Your Senses

    • Session 2 Student Handbook

    • Notes to Accompany Integumentary System Presentation (so you don't have to re-download the full Session 2 Handbook)

    • A&P: Integumentary System Lecture Part 1

    • A&P: Integumentary System Lecture Part 2

    • Bonus Lecture: Herbs for the Skin Webinar

    • Learning Activities A&P

    • Materia Medica: Hypericum perforatum, Capsicum spp., Allium sativum

    • S2Learning Activity Materia Medica

    • Building Your Materia Medica

    • Materia Medica Resources

    • Learning Activity Quality of an Herb

    • Cultivating Herbs: Planning Considerations

    • Cultivating Herbs: Planning Considerations Audio

    • Cultivating Herbs: Plant Cycles

    • Cultivating Herbs: Plant Cycles Audio

    • Compress & Poultice Video

    • Liniment Video

    • Poultice Learning Activity

    • Developing Your Senses P1

    • Developing Your Senses P2

    • Session 2 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Session 2 Assignment: Start Your Materia Medica

    • Session 2 Quiz

    • Session 2 Test

    • Bonus: Skin Deep A Mind/Body Program for Healthy Skin

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    Session 3: Digestive Wellness

    • Student Note Taking Sheet (Print this to take notes)

    • Session 3 Student Handbook

    • A&P: The Digestive System Part 1

    • A&P: The Digestive System Part 2

    • Bonus: Gut Health Webinar

    • Materia Medica: Calendula Audio

    • Materia Medica: Dandelion Audio

    • Materia Medica: Plantain Audio

    • Preparations: Infusions

    • Study for the Infusion Quiz

    • Preparations: Decoctions

    • Study for the Decoctions Test

    • Cultivating Herbs: Vision & Purpose

    • Cultivating Herbs: Vision & Purpose Audio

    • Cultivating Herbs: Analysis & Design - Part 1

    • Cultivating Herbs: Analysis & Design - Part 1 Audio

    • Cultivating Herbs: Analysis & Design - Part 2

    • Cultivating Herbs: Analysis & Design - Part 2 Audio

    • Session 3 Assignment: Herbal Preparations

    • Session 3 Assignment: Read

    • Session 3 Quiz

    • Session 3 Test

    • Bonus: Microbiome Gut Brain Axis by Dr. Lam

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    Session 4: Stress & Pain

    • Session 4 Student Handbook

    • A&P: ANS & Pain Lecture

    • A&P: Importance of Mindfulness/Meditation

    • Learning Activity A&P

    • Materia Medica Lecture: Lemon Balm, Valerian, Wood Betony, Chamomile

    • Herbal Preparations: Syrup

    • Cultivating Herbs: Breaking Dormancy, Compost & Fertilizers

    • Cultivating Herbs: Breaking Dormancy, Compost & Fertilizers Audio

    • Cultivating Herbs: Cutting & Layering

    • Cultivating Herbs: Cutting & Layering Audio

    • Learning Activity For Session 4

    • Session 4 Assignment: Reading

    • Session 4 Assignment: Herbal Preparation

    • Session 4 Quiz

    • Session 4 Test

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    Session 5: Female Reproductive System

    • Session 5 Student Handbook

    • Female Reproductive System Therapeutics

    • Female Reproductive System A&P and the Menstrual Cycle Explained

    • Learning Activity A&P

    • Materia Medica: Peppermint

    • MM: Uva Ursi, Ginger, Red Clover

    • Learning Activity Materia Medica

    • Herbal Preparations Video: Infused Oil

    • Herbal Preparations Video: Salve & Balm

    • Herbal Preparations Video: Lotion

    • Cultivating Herbs: 6 Requirements for Plant Propagation

    • Cultivating Herbs: 6 Requirements for Plant Propagation Audio

    • Cultivating Herbs: Grafting

    • Cultivating Herbs: Grafting Audio

    • Cultivating Herbs: Keep Learning

    • Session 5 Assignment: Herbal Preparation

    • Session 5 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Session 5 Quiz

    • Session 5 Test

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    Session 6: Menopause & Male Reproductive System

    • Session 6 Student Handbook

    • Male Reproductive System

    • Male Reproductive Recording

    • Menopause Audio

    • Learning Activity A&P

    • Learning Activity Materia Medica

    • Tinctures Video

    • Study for the tincture quiz

    • Infused Vinegar Video

    • Study for vinegar quiz

    • Study for wine quiz

    • S6 Assignment: Herbal Preparations

    • Session 6 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Assignment: Materia Medica

    • Session 6 Quiz

    • Session 6 Test

    • Bonus: Sneak Peek of Herbal Healing for Men by Rosemary Gladstar

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    Session 7: Botany for the Herbalist

    • Session 7 Student Handbook

    • Botany & Wildcrafting Online Databases

    • Botany

    • Botany: Using the Key

    • Botany: Parts of the Flower

    • Learning Activities for Botany

    • Herbal Safety

    • Introduction to Plant Families - Lecture

    • Plant Families: Mustard, Rose & Poppy

    • Plant Families: Buckwheat & Borage

    • Plant Families - Malvaceae, Urticaceae & Asteraceae

    • Plant Families: Evening Primrose & Cattail

    • Plant Families: Orchid & Violet

    • Plant Families: Pine & Cedar/Cypress

    • Plant Families: Mint, Buttercup & Horsetail

    • Plant Families: St John's Wort, Parsley & Nightshade Families

    • Session 7 Assignment: Botany

    • Session 7 Test

    • Bonus: Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary

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    Session 8: Musculoskeletal

    • Session 8 Student Handbook

    • Musculoskeletal Lecture

    • S8 A&P Learning Activities

    • Session 8 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Enhanced Bone Broth Video

    • Session 8 Assignment: Herbal Preparations

    • Session 8 Quiz

    • Session 8 Test

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    Session 9: Respiratory System & Cold/Flu

    • Session 9 Student Handbook

    • Session 9: Respiratory System & Cold/Flu

    • S9 Respiratory System Learning Activity

    • S9 Respiratory Zones Learning Activity

    • Final Projects Overview

    • Elderberry Syrup Video

    • Fire Cider Video

    • Session 9 Assignment: Herbal Preparations

    • Session 9 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Session 9 Assignment: Materia Medica

    • Session 9 Quiz

    • Session 9 Test

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    Session 10: Lymphatic & Immune System

    • Session 10 Student Handbook

    • Lymphatic & Immune Lecture

    • S10 Lymphatic System Learning Activity

    • S10 Immune System Learning Activity

    • Honey & Oxymel Video

    • Electuaries Video

    • Session 10 Assignment: Herbal Preparations

    • Session 10 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Session 10 Quiz

    • Session 10 Test

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    Session 11: Cardiovascular System

    • Session 11 Student Handbook

    • A&P Cardiovascular System Overview

    • A&P: Cardiovascular Lecture Part 1

    • A&P: Cardiovascular Lecture Part 2

    • Learning Activity A&P

    • Materia Medica: Viburnum spp.

    • Materia Medica: Crataegus spp.

    • Materia Medica: Leonurus cardiaca

    • Materia Medica: How to Grow and Use Motherwort

    • Herbal Truffles Video

    • Elixir/Cordial Video

    • Session 11 Assignment: Herbal Preparations

    • Session 11 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Session 11 Quiz

    • Session 11 Test

    • S11 Assignment: Blog Post

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    Session 12: The Liver (Hepatobiliary) | Basic Herbal First Aid Kit

    • Session 12 Student Handbook

    • A&P: Hepatobiliary Handout

    • Hepatobiliary System Lecture

    • Session 12 Basic First Aid

    • Session 12 Bitters Video

    • Learning Activities for A&P

    • Learning Activities for Materia Medica

    • Session 12 Assignment: Read & Make

    • Session 12 Assignment: Materia Medica

    • Session 12 Quiz

    • Session 12 Test

    • Bonus: Cultivating Licorice

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    Session 13: Herbal Nutritives, Actions & Energetics

    • Session 13 Student Handbook

    • Bonus Herbal Energetics Audio - From Webinar

    • Tissue State: Wind/Tension Lecture

    • Tissue State: Damp/Relaxation

    • Tissue States - Damp Stagnation Lecture

    • Tissue States: Dry/Atrophy

    • Tissue States: Heat/Excitation & Cold/Depression

    • Nervines, Adaptogens & Astringents

    • Herbal Sprinkle Video: Midnight Milk Powder

    • Session 13 Assignment: Herbal Preparations

    • Session 13 Test

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    Session 14: The Endocrine System

    • Session 14 Student Handbook

    • A&P - Endocrine System

    • Learning Activity A&P

    • Materia Medica - Yarrow, Nettles, Marshmallow Lecture

    • Marshmallow Video

    • Learning Activity Materia Medica

    • Session 14 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Session 14 Quiz

    • Session 14 Test

    • Bonus: Thyroid Support Cookbook

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    Session 15: Memory & Cognition

    • Session 15 Student Handbook

    • A&P - Nervous System & The Brain lecture

    • Learning Activities A&P

    • A Brief History of Western Herbalism

    • Learning Activity Materia Medica

    • Session 15 Assignment: Read & Respond

    • Session 15 Assignment: Materia Medica

    • Session 15 Quiz

    • Session 15 Test

    • Bonus: Feed Your Brain Lose Your Belly Book

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    Session 16: Urinary System | Tastes

    • Session 16 Student Handbook

    • The Urinary System Recording

    • Kidney & the Nephron

    • Session 16 Learning Activities

    • Session 16 Assignment: Reading

    • S16 A&P: Quiz

    • S16 Materia Medica: Quiz

    • Session 16 Test

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    Session 17: Children’s Health | Blood & Inflammation

    • Session 17 Student Handbook

    • Session 17 Assignment

    • Reading: Blood & Inflammation

    • Learning Activity for Blood & Inflammation

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    Session 18: Children's Health Part 2 | Conditions & Herbal Therapeutics

    • Session 18 Student Handbook

    • Session 18 Assignment: Materia Medica

    • Instructions for Final Writing Assignment

    • S17/18 Assignment: Practice Recommendation

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    Final - Tests & Project

    • FINAL Exam - You may use notes/books

    • FINAL Assignment: Writing

    • FINAL: Herbal Product

    • FINAL: Materia Medica

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    Exit Survey and Certificate

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