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Medical Herbalism Fall Session

Herb Indentification Walk Each series will contain different material. For a complete course listings per session, please see the information listed below on each session's material:

Please refer to our upcoming classes page for the dates and times for the current classes being offered. This series of classes consists of six modules:

  • Herbal Therapeutics and First aid
    Learn how herbs are used for first aid care, immune system building and gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Herb Pairs and Drug-Herb Interaction
    This class will focus on paired herbs that are therapeutic for specific conditions. Information on interactions that can occur between medicines and herbs will also be discussed.
  • Plant Identification/Herb Walk
    Take a 3+ hour walk in the woods to identify plants in your surroundings. Learn about their habitat, history and uses. Meet Ganondagan in Victor. Bring water and snack, dress for the weather and wear appropriate walking footwear.
  • Basic Herbal Therapeutics and Materia Medica
    Learn about the historical uses of plant and their extensive studies reflected in "Materia Medica", a standard reference. Topics of discussion will include origins, methods of preparation, the chemical construction and constituents, general physical characteristics, preparations, dosage and general influence on the body.
  • Herbal Medicine Making
    Hands on instruction will include herbal infusion, decoctions and fomentations as well as covering of regulatory procedures.
  • Herbal Formulas and Modifications
    Herbs used in herbal formulas can act synergistically and can be tailored for each unique individual, even as a person or environment changes. This class will consider how formulas can be used and altered to address specific changes.