2019 courses in herbalism

2019 Course Schedule

Each course in this series covers three months as a “flipped classroom”. Students receive study materials approximately one month ahead of the live 4-hour class. These courses will also be available online for distance learners. In addition to the pdf study materials, we use the Ultimate Herbal Database as a primary resource and a subscription is recommended. Optional textbook: Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, Modern Herbal Medicine, by Kerry Bone & Simon Mills.

Enrollment: Use the Enrollment Form located below. Payment is made through PayPal (accepts credit cards) or by check.

Each three-month session is $120

spring herb class series
  • Enrollment deadline: February 17
  • Class time: 11am – 3pm, bring a sack lunch
  • Location: Near Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Materials sent Feb. 18, Class Meetup on March 16

  • What is the endocrine system?
  • Strategies include Treatment of:
    • Adrenal depletion
    • Reactive dysglycemia
    • Functional endocrine deficiencies
  • Management of:
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Hyper-hypothyroidism

Materials sent March 19, Class Meetup on April 20

  • Strategies include Treatment of:
    • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
    • Some cases of psoriasis and immunological ski diseases
    • Contact ad other allergic skin disease
    • Superficial fungal infections
    • Acne and furuculosis
    • Viral infections
  • Management of:
    • Chronic psoriatic disease

Materials sent April 22, Class Meetup on May 18

  • What is the Immune System?
  • Treatment of:
    • Acute inflammations of muscles, joints, connective tissues, glandular and gut tissue
  • Management of:
    • Chronic inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract including gastritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
    • Chronic inflammatory diseases of joints and other connective tissues, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and anykylosing spondylitis
    • Psoriasis, scleroderma, other chronic inflammatory skin diseases (dermatitis), including complex and autoimmune conditions
    • Long-term inflammatory processes underlying chronic conditions such as diabetes and atherosclerosis
Summer Herb Course Series
  • Enrollment deadline: May 15
  • Class time: 9:30am – 1:30 pm, bring a sack lunch
  • Location: Near Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Materials sent May 20, Class Meetup June 15

  • Treatment of:
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome and related conditions such as fibromyalgia
    • Fatigue and debility after illness, prolonged stress, injury or trauma (convalescence)
  • Management of:
    • Fatigue linked to clinical depression
  • Fatigue linked to untreatable or terminal illness

Materials sent June 15, Class Meetup July 20

  • Treatment of:
    • Early and transient joint inflammation
    • Gout
    • Repetitive strain injury
  • Management of:
    • Long-standing joint disease with joint damage
    • Low back pain
  • Fibromyalgia

Materials sent July 22, Class Meetup August 17

  • Treatment of:
    • Functional disorders such as dyspepsia, gastro-esophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome
    • Inflammatory conditions of the upper digestive tract, such as aphthous ulcers, esophagitis, gastritis
    • Chronic gastrointestinal infections and dysbiosis
    • Constipation
  • Management of:
  • Digestive deficiency and anorexia
  • Food intolerances and allergies
Autumn course series
  • Enrollment deadline: August 15
  • Class time: 11am – 3 pm, bring a sack lunch
  • Location: Near Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Materials sent August 19, Class Meetup September 21

  • Treatment of:
    • Mild to moderate hypertension
    • Angina
    • Palpitations
  • Management of:
    • Chronic, non-severe hypertension
    • Atheromatous cardiovascular conditions
    • Recuperation after cardiovascular attacks
    • Venous insufficiency
    • Congestive heart failure

Materials sent Sept. 23, Class Meet-up October 19

  • Treatment of:
    • Inflammatory catarrhal conditions of the upper respiratory mucosa (common cold, rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis media)
    • Acute bronchial and tracheal infections
    • Allergic rhinitis
    • Nervous coughing patterns
  • Management of:
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, emphysema, silicosis)
    • Asthma
    • Chronic tracheitis
    • Coughing due to persistent local irritation

Materials sent October 21, Class Meetup Nov. 16

  • Treatment in some circumstances of:
    • Stress symptoms
    • Psychosomatic conditions
    • Anxiety states, panic attacks
    • Neuralgia
    • Nervous exhaustion
    • Insomnia
    • Visceral spasm
  • Management of:
    • Moderate visceral pain
    • Mild to moderate depressive conditions
    • Nervous debility
  • Dose reduction for prescription hypnotics and sedatives