Foundations of Herbal Medicine


The Foundations of Herbal Medicine module consists of 9.75 hours of presentations, organized into three categories: Herb Pharmacology (4.5 hours), Mitochondrial Function (3.25 hours), & Herb Mechanisms (2 hours).

Herb Pharmacology

4.5 hours required
The following presentations are recorded webinars which can be listened to at the convenience of the student and must be completed prior to the spring herb conference. Student must pass the related quizzes with 75% or better.

  • Herbs, Holism and Science: An Introduction to Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Pharmacokinetics -- 1.75 hours (Bove)
  • The Need for Phytochemistry in Human Health and Ecological Pharmacology -- 2 hours (Spelman)
  • Assessing Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion & Herb-Drug Interactions -- .75 hour (Zampieron)

The following 3 hours of Traditional Herbalism presentations are optional:

  • Intro to Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine -- 1.5 hours (Bove)
  • Actions of Herbs: A Basic Skill to Master to Become an Effective Herbalist -- 1.5 hours (Stansbury)

Mitochondrial Function

3.25 hours
Students must complete the following recordings and pass the related quizzes with 75% or better:

  • Botanicals for ME-CFS-SEID -- 1.25 hours (Spelman)
  • Restorative Medicine Herbs for Mitochondrial Function -- 2 hours (Spelman)

Herb Mechanism

2 hours

  • Restorative Medicine Herb Review by Mechanisms -- 2 hours, (Bove)