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Introductory Herbal Course


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It has been said that the journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step. If you are here, then congratulations because that means you have already taken your first step towards learning what plant medicine is all about. And just like any time first steps are taken, it is much easier to learn when someone is there to guide you. We are delighted to walk beside you while you begin your herbal journey, to help you and lead you so you get the most out of your experience!

Perhaps you found your way here because you’ve been wondering about all those beautiful green weeds growing along roads and in your backyard. Ancient wisdom and natural beauty has been tugging at your heart, and you’re naturally curious about how you can integrate them into your life. You don’t need someone pushing you to learn, and the knowledge you gain is its own reward. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when you can directly apply that knowledge to your life, and live happier and healthier.

Online Introductory Herbal Course - Herbal Academy of New England

The Introductory Herbal Course is your online self study program!

Our intention for this self study program is to give those of you with no herbal experience a glimpse into the world of herbs, and to kindle your enthusiasm for a lifelong course of learning. While this intro-level class does not qualify you to practice clinical herbalism, by the end of our course we hope you will feel more comfortable AND excited about making your own teas, tinctures, and body care products. You will walk away more inspired to pursue your herbal studies at the intermediate level and beyond!

In this course, you will discover: 

  • 6 in-depth units
  • Content-rich lessons
  • Printable handouts and charts
  • Recipes throughout every unit
  • Over 50 herbal monographs
  • Educational video demonstrations
  • Multiple choice quizzes!
  • Easy access to course instructors
  • A $55 discount towards the Online Intermediate Herbal Course

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Curriculum

In this herbalism beginners course you will learn why herbs are important and how to use them in healing teas, tinctures, and body care products. We’ll discuss some common discomforts, herbal actions, and dosing. Because stress is such a prevalent factor in our overall well-being, we’ll talk a bit about the nervous system and why a calm, strong nervous system can lay the foundation for better health.

Online Introductory Herbal Course - Herbal Academy of New England

The Introductory Herbal Course: 6 Unit Outline

Unit 1: Herbal Basics
Choosing Herbs; Storing Herbs; Herbal Teas and Tinctures; Syrups and Topical Applications; Herbal Actions; Anatomy Overview

Unit 2: Common Discomforts
The Immune System; Prevention; Detoxifying and Cleansing; Colds and Flu; Respiratory System; Herbs for Kids; Materia Medica

Unit 3: Kitchen Remedies
What’s In Your Cupboard; Spices; Kitchen Materia Medica; Making Kitchen Remedies; Wildcrafting and Foraging;

Unit 4: Nervous System
Overview of the Nervous System; Stress; Headaches and Migraines; Essential Oils; Sleep and Insomnia

Unit 5: Body Care
Introduction to the Skin; Body Care Recipes; External Health, Internal Health; Salves, Balms, and Butters; Topical Oils; Scrubs; Cleansers; Herbal Baths; Moisturizers; Toners; Hair Care

Unit 6: The Holistic Approach
History; Conventional Medicine; The Holistic Model; The Holistic Body; Herbalism Is More Than Just Herbs; Placebo Response; Holistic Approaches

While we recommend spending at least one month of serious study in each unit, students have the ability to work at their own pace towards completion.

Online Introductory Herbal Course - Herbal Academy of New England
Online Introductory Herbal Course - Herbal Academy of New England

Testimonials of the Introductory Herbal Course:

“I thank you for all your hard work in pulling it together – that you know, and care about, what you teach is very evident in the course materials. Nicely done!”
– C., Student

Just want to say how much I am enjoying your herbalist course online and to tell you that your heart, sensitivity and good will come through in everything you are producing. I am very impressed and feel blessed to be a part of your social and educational world.

– J.S., Student

“Lots and lots of great info…I LOVED it.”
– S.S., Student

“I feel like I have an excellent start to understanding the world of herbs. Your language was easy to understand and flowed nicely.”
– K.E., Student

“I just wanted to share my gratitude for being a part of this online education program!”
– A., Student

Really enjoyed the intro and herbal basics!!! Super info dense while remaining understandable, clear and not at all overwhelming. Really amped me up for the rest of the course!!
– S.H., Student

“Wonderful lessons, well paced, and very detailed. I think this is a beautiful, professionally done, and very well laid out course that everyone should do!”
– A.P., Student

“I found the information interesting and informative. I could tell that each course was well planned. I am not too overwhelmed in taking this course and want to thank all of you for your time and efforts.”
– A., Student

“I feel more empowered and less hesitant about playing with plants.”
– J.D., Student

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Enroll today and start your journey! 

Are you ready to begin? Then register now and get access to class just moments after you complete your enrollment. Click on the Add to Cart button below to get started!

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Have questions about this program? Please contact Amber Meyers – ameyers(at)herbalacademyofne(dot)com.

The Herbal Academy of New England is both a Boston Herbal School and an online herbalist resource center. We provide herbalist consultations, natural weight-loss counseling, and herbal classes in Boston. Online Herbal Programs include the Introductory Herbal Course and the Intermediate Herbal Course. We also offer an abundance of free online herb articles including topics on medicine making, gardening, vegetarian recipes, and learning herbs articles.
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