Learn Herbal Medicine Online – Outline of Home Herbalist Course Syllabus

We are very excited to announce that the East West School of Planetary Herbology now offers a Home Herbalist Course! While we have provided Family and Professional Herbalist Courses, we have not presented a basic course in learning herbs – until now!

The Home Herbalist Course is a great way to get involved with immediately learning and using herbs without making a huge commitment in terms of energy, time or money. It covers a substantial amount of basic yet useful information that you can immediately employ for your own gain and healing.

This course specifically helps you jump right in to the methods of using herbs efficiently and effectively and in a variety of ways. You’ll not only learn important herbal fundamentals but also be able to make remedies that help you improve your health and/or stay healthy for decades to come.

  • Lesson 1: Herbs as Special Foods
  • Lesson 2: The Nature of Medicinal Herbs
  • Lesson 3: Herbal Formulary
  • Lesson 4: Herbal Remedies I
  • Lesson 5: Herbal Remedies II
  • Lesson 6: Herbal Therapeutics

Lessons are only available Online. Recommended book (not included):, Healing with the Herbs of Life by Lesley Tierra

Home Herbalist Online Course Highlights

  • Course Length: 3 months
  • Lessons: 6 online lessons
  • Not included, but highly recommended book: Healing with the Herbs of Life by Lesley Tierra
  • Cost: $240
  • East West Planetherbs Classroom Access: 1 year, includes forum, library and live chats

Home Herbalist Course Specifics

Lecture 1: Using Foods as Medicine

What is the difference between an herb and a food? This lesson covers their distinction as well as provides multiple food and herbal sources for vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It also includes an extensive medicinal food remedy chart describing the medicinal uses of foods.


Lecture 2: The Energetic Nature of Medicinal Herbs

Herbs have many important properties that determine their therapeutics uses. This lesson covers herbal properties such as flavors, directions, meridians affected, chemical constituents, body system affinities, and special properties and uses. The Eight Methods of Herbal Therapy are also described (sweating, vomiting, purging, harmonizing, warming, clearing, tonifying, and reducing) along with their uses, contraindications and affiliated herbs.


Lecture 3: Herbal Fundamentals and Formulary

Many important herbal fundamentals are included in this lesson including the uses of different plant parts, herbal families, herbal safety, herb/drug interactions, how to administer herbs, harvesting herbs responsibly, preparing herbs for use as medicines, and storing herbs. As well, the basic principles of creating herbal formulas are covered. Several effective traditional formulas are given traditionally used by American, Ayurvedic and Chinese practitioners for decades to thousands of years throughout the world. You can easily make or find these formulas right now to treat many health conditions.


Lecture 4: Herbal Preparations for External Application

Instructions, supplies and resources are provided for making a variety of herbal applications applied externally to the body. They effectively treat such health conditions as colds, flu, arthritis, pain, skin conditions, and wounds.


Lecture 5: Herbal Preparations for Internal Application

This lesson covers the standard herbal preparations for treating internal conditions of the body. They include capsules, powerful dry tea concentrates, pastes, pills, powders, syrups, teas, and tinctures. Complete instructions are given so you can make your own herbal medicines right now. Many herbal suggestions and formulas are included.


Lecture 6: Herbal Therapeutics, Adjunct Therapies and First Aid

There are many ancient and traditional therapies performed around the world that are still in use today. Learn these important mysterious yet easily accessible and simple therapies yourself so you can immediately apply them to your own health needs. They include the Barefoot doctor techniques of cupping, scraping, dermal hammer, and moxibustion; enema therapy; magnet therapy; nasal wash (neti); a description of the Ayurvedic Panchakarma therapies with details on Shirodhara; and sweating therapy. Finally, first aid conditions and suggestions are included that cover a wide variety of possible health needs and situations.

We recommend getting the book, Healing with the Herbs of Life by Lesley Tierra, to accompany this course. This simply written and easily accessible book covers more herbal fundamentals such as the how to apply the energy of foods and herbs, a broad materia medica of herbs from around the world, specifics on treating illness such as the causes of disease, the assessment of illness, the process of healing and treatment of many specific conditions with single herbs and formulas, and how to regain and maintain health through food, herbs, therapies, preparations, and season lifestyle recommendation and remedies.

All of this valuable information is available right now in six easy to learn lessons with a book to help you become an effective herbalist in your own home right now.

Enroll today and start on your own healing and preventative health path using simple herbs and remedies!

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