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Chamomile Monograph

Chamomile Monograph

Chamomile Student Monograph This is the final project research paper from Tanya Marcy, a recent graduate of the Foundations of Herbal Medicine program. Continue >>>

Understanding the Role of Endocrine Disruptors for Men’s and Women’s Reproductive Health

Endocrine Disruptors: What are They? Chemicals that can increase and decrease the production of hormones in our body by disrupting the normal functioning of the endocrine glands. They especially affect estrogen, androgen and thyroid hormones. This throws many organ systems out of balance. This term is often used interchangeably with Xeno-estrogen or Xeno-hormones. This is… Continue >>>

Herbal Support of the Nervous System in Chronic Disease

It is well known that being stressed causes dis-ease. But the fact that disease causes stress is often overlooked. This is why supporting the nervous system is helpful in many (most, all?) health conditions even if the Chief Complaint is not directly related to nerves. The engagement of the nervous system in long term health… Continue >>>

Plant Profile: Mullein Leaf – Flower – Root

Plant Profile: Mullein Leaf – Flower – Root

Mullein has specific uses for its leaves, flowers and roots. This Plant Profile includes all three plant parts and some of the many uses for Mullein. Botany: Verbascum thapsus (Scrophulariaceae) Common Names: Mullein Southwest Habitat: Mullein loves disturbed soil and is one of the first plants to move into a burned area. It is often… Continue >>>

Plant Profile: St Johns Wort

Plant Profile: St Johns Wort

  Botanical Name:
 Hypericum spp. H. perforatum is most commonly used in herbal medicine. The species commonly found growing in northern Arizona is H. scouleri. Family:
 Hypericaceae Common Names:
 St. John’s Wort Primary Characteristics for Field ID: H. perforatum has tiny holes in the leaves that are visible when held up to the light, hence… Continue >>>

Latest Courses

Rocky Mountain Herbal CampOut

Rocky Mountain Herbal CampOut

Due to the ongoing public health crisis with COVID-19, all info on this page is tentative.This trip is not confirmed yet. Photos from previous trips can be seen on Facebook here. Students are responsible for food, lodging (camping or hotel) and transportation. The dates for the 2021 program are July 12-15. Day 1 – July… Continue >>>

Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive 2021

Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive 2021

Due to the COVID-19 virus, this course is not confirmed. All info should be considered tentative. If you would like to be on an Update List, send us your email. The “Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive” is a multi-day program designed to introduce people to the medicinal and edible plants of the southwest flora. This program… Continue >>>

Educational Resources

Rocky Mountain Herbal CampOut

Rocky Mountain Herbal CampOut

Due to the ongoing public health crisis with COVID-19, all info on this page is tentative.This trip is not confirmed yet. Photos from previous trips can be seen on Facebook here. Students are responsible for food, lodging (camping or hotel) and transportation. The dates for the 2021 program are July 12-15. Day 1 – July… Continue >>>

Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive 2021

Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive 2021

Due to the COVID-19 virus, this course is not confirmed. All info should be considered tentative. If you would like to be on an Update List, send us your email. The “Colorado Plateau Herbal Intensive” is a multi-day program designed to introduce people to the medicinal and edible plants of the southwest flora. This program… Continue >>>

11 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2021

11 Month “Foundations of Herbal Medicine” Course for 2021

Many people begin using herbs in small steps – something for sleep, a cold or maybe a headache. As one continues on the herbal path of independent study, information is pulled from many sources. After a few years, this person begins to identify as an herbalist and continues to increase both the learning and use… Continue >>>

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