Class Date Class Description Teacher
2/18 Program overview.

Herbalism in the USA. Traditional medicine influences on modern herbal practice.

Introduction to language of herbalism.­

 

Patricia K. Howell
2/25 Overview of various types of herbal preparations.

Introduction to plant taxonomy.

The importance of bioregional herbalism.

 

Lorna Mauney-Brodek
3/04 Introduction to Materia Medica.

Herbal actions, system affinities and specific herbal medicines.

 

Patricia K. Howell
3/11 Introduction to herbal energetics.

 

Patricia K. Howell
3/18 Medicine making ethics, herb resources, & quality standards.

Menstruum overview.

Demonstration: Vinegar extracts and Fire Cider.

 

Lorna Mauney-Brodek
3/25 Introduction to herbal actions and body systems.

Dosage guidelines for various herbal preparations.

 

Patricia K. Howell
4/01 Body System: Immune

 

Patricia K. Howell
4/08 Body System: Endocrine

 

Patricia K. Howell
4/15 Stress and the role of the Hypothalamus/Pituitary/Adrenal Axis.

Introduction to adaptogens.

 

Patricia K. Howell
4/22 Materia medica: Part 1

 

Patricia K. Howell
4/29 Tincture making basics: Weight to volume method, working with parts, menstruum math, and making custom menstruums.

Demonstration: Dry plant macerations.

 

Lorna Mauney-Brodek
5/06 Tincture Making basics: Review of menstruum math, washing and reusing bottles & an apothecary tour.

Demo: Fresh plant macerations.

 

Lorna Mauney-Brodek
5/13 Body System: Nervous.

Herbal protocols for depression, anxiety and insomnia.

 

Patricia K. Howell
5/20 Body System: Digestive and hepatobiliary.

 

Patricia K. Howell
5/27 Materia medica: Part 2

 

Patricia K. Howell
6/03 Introduction to the art of herbal formulation.

 

Patricia K. Howell
6/10 Body System: Respiratory.

Herbal protocols for colds and bronchitis.

 

Patricia K. Howell
6/17 Medicine Making Demonstration: Hot glycerite extraction.

Tips for pressing herbs.

 

Lorna Mauney-Brodek
6/24 Body System: Cardiovascular

 

Patricia K. Howell
7/01 Materia medica: Part 3

 

Patricia K. Howell
7/08 Body System: Musculo-skeletal

 

Patricia K. Howell
7/15 Formulations: Part 2

 

Patricia K. Howell
7/22 Medicine Making Demonstration: Infused herbal oils, salves and other oil-based preps.

 

Lorna Mauney-Brodek
7/29 Body System: Urinary and Male Generative

 

Patricia K. Howell
8/05 Materia medica: Part 4

 

Patricia K. Howell
8/12 Body System: Female Generative

 

Patricia K. Howell
8/19 Herbal protocols for fertility, pregnancy, lactation and postpartum tonics.

 

Patricia K. Howell
8/26 Medicine Making: Working with herbal powders & capsules.

Demonstration: Herbal lozenges and chews.

 

Lorna Mauney-Brodek
9/02 Aromatherapy: Using essential oils. Herb-drug interactions.

 

Patricia K. Howell
9/09 Formulations: Part 3

 

Patricia K. Howell
9/16 Materia medica: Part 5

 

Patricia K. Howell
9/23 Inflammation: Herbal protocols for preventing inflammation.

 

Mimi Hernandez
9/30 Health assessment skills.

 

Patricia K. Howell
10/07 Health assessment skills.

 

Patricia K. Howell
10/14 NO CLASS

 

Patricia K. Howell
10/21 First aid and wound care.

 

Lorna Mauney-Brodek
10/28 Herbal support for cancer and other degenerative diseases.

 

Patricia K. Howell
11/4 Materia medica: Part 6

 

Patricia K. Howell
11/11 Case study practicum.

 

Patricia K. Howell
11/18 Formulation: Part 4

 

Patricia K. Howell
12/2 Program review.

 

Patricia K. Howell