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Herbwyfery Herbalism Certification Course | Level One | Herbalist Catherine Ellis |

Herbal Certification Course (Level One) Description

This comprehensive Herbal Certification Course (Level One) provides a solid foundation for herbal practice and advanced herbal studies. This course is a based on Traditional Western Herbalism and evidence-based practice. The course is structured around a holistic approach to the systems of the body and a solid foundation of herbal skills to care for the body, mind, and spirit.

The Herbwyfery Herbal Certification Course (Level One) is held annually over the course of seven months, with classes meeting once per month. There are monthly written assignments, as well as a final project. Don’t let the “Level One” description fool you. This is a comprehensive course that will prepare you to work with herbs intelligently, safely, and confidently.

To see what this course covers, check out the syllabus below.

Herbal Certification Course (Level One) Syllabus

Class 1, March
Introduction to Herbalism, Digestive System and the Liver, and The Nervous System

  • Class Intro
  • What Is Herbalism
  • Why Practice Herbalism
  • Overview- History of Herbalism
  • Vitalism and Traditional Western Herbalism
  • Evidence-Based Herbalism
  • Resource Packet (Organizations, terminology, suppliers, book recommendations, etc.)
  • Skills: Tissanes- Infusions and Decoctions
  • Liver Function
  • Liver Herbs (Bitters)
  • The Digestive System
  • Digestive Herbs
  • Nervous System
  • Nervine Herbs

Class 2, April
Immune and Lymphatic Systems

  • Terrain Theory and Germ Theory
  • Immune Function & Common Complaints
  • Immune Herbs
  • Skills: Maceration- Tinctures, Glycerites, Aceta, Infused Honey, and Infused oil
  • Gut Flora, Immunity, and Metabolic Dis-Ease
  • Overview of Gut Healing & Autoimmune Dis-Ease
  • Healing with Food
  • Healing with Herbs
  • Lymphatic Herbs
  • Excretory & Urinary Systems
  • Excretory & Urinary Herbs
  • Detoxification
  • What is Detoxing, What is Being Detoxed, Detoxing Myths, and Why Do It?
  • How the Body Detoxifies
  • “Blood Purifying” Herbs (Depuratives)
  • Putting it together- bitters, depuratives, and lymph movers

Class 3, May
Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Muscular, and Skeletal Systems

  • Respiratory Function & Common Complaints
  • Respiratory Herbs
  • Cardiovascular Function & Common Complaints
  • Cardiovascular Herbs
  • Muscular Function & Common Complaints
  • Muscular Herbs
  • Skeletal Function & Common Complaints
  • Skeletal Herbs
  • Skills- Herbal Steams, Syrups, Encapsulation, Salves/Ointments

Class 4, June
Reproductive, Endocrine, and Integumentary Systems

  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Herbal Hygiene
  • Aromatherapy
  • Skills- Powders, Lotions, Creams, Soaks, Scrubs, Blending Essential Oils

Class 5, July
Herbal First Aid, Herbal Antibiotics and Antivirals

  • Herbal First Aid
  • Herbal Antibiotics and Antivirals
  • Herbal Burn Care
  • Skills- Working with the Public

Class 6, August
Herbal Household

  • Herbal Cleaners
  • Herbal Disinfectants
  • Herbal Soap
  • Herbal Holidays

Class 7, September
Presentation of Final Projects

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