Foundations in Herbal Medicine
Body Systems Series- An Herbal Approach
with Sarah Berkman, Community Herbalist
An introductory course on the functions of the human body including the actions of herbs specific for each body system, preventative care, and basic herbal therapeutics.
This class will cover how to nourish each body system with preventative care, and medicinal plants. Each month we will study a different organ system, followed by a discussion of primary herbs and relevant therapeutic approaches for that system. At the end of the 9 months you will have a basic understanding of the possibilities offered by herbal medicine by maintaining health of the various body systems.
This course consists of two main fields of study:
Materia Medica: A beginning study of the properties and actions of specific herbs, how they work in the body, and how they they are used . Every month students will be given homework assignments and samples of herbs to experience directly.
We will cover basic treatment approaches for specific conditions. After learning how the body works and how individual herbs affect the body, we will bring the knowledge together to view how herbs can be used to re-establish balance in conditions such as colds and flu, indigestion, and chronic stress. Approaches to preventing disease by maintaining health will be discussed.
9 part Series- 1 Saturday a month
Drop in- $50
Jan 6+7 : Digestive/Extretory
Feb 3+4 : Nervous
March 3 : Skin
April 7 : Lymph
May 5 : Endocrine
July 7 : Respiratory
August 4 : Reproductive
Sept 1 : Cariovascular
TBD : Mucleoskeletal