Herbal School of Thought
Herbalists Training Program
A School to become skilled in the knowledge and uses of Promoting Health Thru the Plant Kingdom.

(a picture of a product I formulated and sell at Natures Food Patch.)

Lesson Outlines for Herbalist Training Program
 This school will not diagnose and prescribe, and our services do not take the place of a physician.  We do not use any surgical technique or any legend drugs, and that the substances we use are all legally sold over the counter and regulated as dietary supplements.

All Classes will begin with an opening circle, which will consist of:  an opening prayer and morning reflection
Lunch is 1/2 hour in Length and is a Pot Luck. 


Lesson One -
  • Orientation
  • The Nervous system
  • Decoctions and Infusions
  • Herbal Organizational system
  • Wild Plant identification, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden!
  • Homework Assignment
  • Wild Plant Identification

Lesson Two
  • How to create Beverage Blends
  • Terminology used to describe the action of Herbs
  • Solvents
  • The Integumentary System -The Anatomy and Physiology of the skin, General suggestions for skin Problems, plus, Herbal Therapies for skin problems.
  • Herbal Therapeutics:  The Liver.  Materia Medica, Herbal Therapeutics for Liver imbalances
  • Preparing oils, salves and ointments
  • Herbal First Aide Kit-
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical Drawing and Meditation, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden!
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Three
  • Herbal Therapeutics: The Respiratory system; General Guidelines, The Anatomy and Physiology, Materia Medica, When to use "Herbal supplementation" for the Respiratory System, Favorite formulas for the Respiratory System, Programs to follow for respiratory health issues such as Infections, Asthma / Hay-fever / Allergies.
  • Preparing Tinctures, Liniments, Capsules, Herbal Pills
  • The fine art of drying, harvesting and storing herbs.
  • Create a Plant Herbarium.
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical Drawing and Meditation, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden!
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Four
  • Herbs for Children:  Which herbs are safe for children, Materia Medica for children, How to determine dosage, How to administer herbs, general formulas, Holistic Solutions for children, Recipes for children products.
  • Major Chemical Constituents of Herbs
  • Herbal Therapeutics:  The Urinary system; The Anatomy and Physiology, Materia Medica, General Guidelines for Promoting Health and Preventing Illness in the Kidneys, and Herbal formulas for common imbalances of the Urinary system.
  • Aromatherapy 101
  • Herbs for dreaming; recipes for dream pillows, dream teas, and dream balms.
  • Wild Plant identification
  • Tending to your Garden!


Lesson Five
  • Herbal Pet Care: General suggestions for preventing Illness, Materia Medica for animals, Common Health Problems of Animals.
  • Advanced Herbal Preparation: Charmoon's 6th Chakra Sauce
  • The Circulatory system:  anatomy and physiology 101, Materia Medica, Natural Therapies for Imbalances of the Circulatory system.
  • Compresses and Poultices:  What are they, how to make them, how to apply them.  The incredible Plantain Poultice Recipe and  "Compress for Swelling" Recipe.
  • Herbal Stimulants:  How stimulation therapy works, Materia Medica for herbal stimulants, Pros and cons of Herbal Stimulants, Therapies using herbal stimulants.
  • Natural Cosmetics:  5 steps to perfect skin, The Recipes, Beauty and the Bath, Home Skin Care Products, Where to get containers and ingredients.
  • Herbal First Aid Kit:  a continuation
  • Herbal Remedies for Radiation
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical Drawing and Meditation, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden! You are harvesting and taking home a portion of what you have grown.
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Six
  • Female Reproductive system:  anatomy and physiology 101, Materia Medica, Natural Therapies for Imbalances of the Female Reproductive system.
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth:  Formulas for pregnancy, renewing the body after birth, herbs to avoid during pregnancy,.
  • Menopause and Crone-ship;  signs of Menopause, General guidelines for menopause, specific herbal therapies for menopause, Estrogen Replacement Therapy.
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical Drawing and Meditation, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden! You are harvesting and taking home a portion of what you have grown.
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Seven
  • The Art and Science of Formulation:  guidelines for Creating Medicinal Blends, examples of formulations.
  • Herbs for winter Health:  General Guidelines for winter Health, Favorite Winter - Time Recipes, Herbal Remedies for Winter Health Problems
  • The Male Reproductive system:  anatomy and physiology 101, Materia Medica, Herbal Tonics for the Male Reproductive system
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical Drawing and Meditation, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden! You are harvesting and taking home a portion of what you have grown.
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Eight
  • Herb Gardening:  The Basics of Gardening, Designing the Culinary and Medicinal Herb Garden, Creating the Medicine wheel Herb Garden
  • The Digestive System: anatomy and physiology 101, Materia Medica, Natural Therapies for Imbalances of the Digestive system
  • Parasites:  Natural Therapies for Parasites, General Guidelines.
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical Drawing and Meditation Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden! You are harvesting and taking home a portion of what you have grown.
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Nine
  • Prevention:  Guidelines to preventing Illness, Purification diet, Acid - Alkaline Foods, Nutrition 101.
  • Legal Herbalism:  How to handle an FDA or State Inspection, Legal Aspects of a Herbal Business.
  • Herbal Antibiotics
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical Drawing and Meditation, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden! You are harvesting and taking home a portion of what you have grown.
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Ten
  • The Lymphatic System (Immune):  anatomy and physiology 101, Materia Medica, Natural Therapies for Imbalances of the Lymphatic system.
  • Flower Essences:  Directions for making flower Essences, Dosage and How to administer, Recipe for Rescue Remedy, where to obtain flower essences products.
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical Drawing and Meditation, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden! You are harvesting and taking home a portion of what you have grown.
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Eleven
  • The Skeletal System :  anatomy and physiology 101, Materia Medica, Natural Therapies for Osteoporosis.
  • Organizing and Managing an Herbal Practice:
  1. Rules of Practice
  2. Statement of Informed consent Form
  3. The Herbalists Scope of Practice
  4. The Herbalists Code of Practice
  5. A checklist and details to create an Herbal Practice.
  • Wild Plant identification, Botanical shamanism, Harvesting, Plant Herbarium
  • Tending to your Garden! You are preparing your plot for rest.
  • Homework Assignment

Lesson Twelve

  • Field Trip
September
  • Graduation party
Join the new students and wish them well.




(the Classroom)

Rose Kalajian - Herbalist
991-5177
email:  rose@imherbalist.com