Course Overview

Are you interested in learning more about herbal medicine, helping your community and deepening your connection with the plant world? This 10 week series is designed to give you a solid foundation with which to begin or strengthen your journey using plants as medicine. 

In this course, we will delve into topics such as herbal energetics and actions, ethics, plant stewardship and connection, an introduction to constitutional analysis using Ayurveda, TCM and Western Herbalism, basic medicine making and learning the therapeutic actions and applications of at least 50 different medicinal plants in accordance with anatomy and physiology of the human body. Course to included in depth lectures, discussions and hands on medicine making.

By taking this course, students will be empowered with deep foundational knowledge in using plants safely and ethically as medicine. They will feel comfortable and confident to make and experiment with basic herbal remedies and will begin a lifelong relationship with many different medicinal plants. 

This course is an all levels, stand alone foundational class or a great jumping off point for anyone looking to start working in the world as a clinical or community herbalist.

This course is part of the: Holistic Plant Medicine Level I: Foundations (50 hours)

  • 38260 & 38262 are required courses for this certificate + any herbalism course.

What You'll Learn

  • Materia Medica of 50 different medicinal plants
  • Ethics of using plant medicine
  • Inspiration on how to have and run an herbal business
  • Medicine Making
  • Herbal Energetics & Therapeutic Actions

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone interested in herbalism or holistic health!
  • Holistic and health care professionals
Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page.

JTA Funding Opportunity

Full funding for this program is available through Job Training Albuquerque. Eligibility requirements include: Must be an employee of a business with less than 500 employees, headquartered within the Albuquerque city limits. To learn more about JTA funding, click here.

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