Herbal Apothecary

Botanical medicine has been used throughout history and is known to be safe and effective. It’s been the model for allopathic medicine and pharmaceutical drugs. Today 80% of the world’s population relies on herbal medicine as their primary source of healing. Within our own country there is a growing concern for pharmaceuticals, their safety and side effects. So many are looking for alternatives, making this herbal renaissance the perfect opportunity to gain knowledge that will offer lasting relief from symptoms without dangerous side effects.


Learn the healing properties of herbs, how to prepare them and benefit from their use. We will cover every form of herbal medicine, what herbs are best for each preparation and why. This course was created for those who enjoy active participation, and for those desiring a hands-on experience in medicine making. All students will create their own product to bring home. Live herbs will be provided (within season) for all interested participants to bring home and plant for future harvesting. We will be covering a wide range of herbs and body systems, harvesting techniques and sources, book references and plant I.D.


This course will enable you to work with herbs in methods that are both safe and effective.


This course covers:


Introduction Book references Quality of herbs
The immune system The liver and digestive system Teas, tisanes, decoctions and double decoctions
Consultations Dosage Plant identification
Harvesting techniques Herbal safety Essential oils
Resources The nervous system Tea formulation
Three different methods of making infused oils Capsules First aid kits
Determining which herbs are best for each preparation Determining which preparations are best for each condition Dosage and safety for children and pets


How to make: Herbal remedies for:
 Tinctures  Acne
 Glycerides  Anxiety
 Honey preparations Tinnitus
 Vinegars  Sleep difficulties
Aphrodisiacs ◐ Symptoms of menopause
Salves ◐ Gout
Poultices  And remedies for many other conditions.
Natural cosmetics
Lip balms
Bath salts
Body powders


Certification is awarded upon completion.

Dates to be announced.