HERBOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
HERBOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
One of the most prevalent approaches to healing involves the use of "natural medicines" derived from herbs. This program is designed to introduce the student to the theory and use of herbs as a healing modality. It includes an introduction to botany, herb preparation, and study of Western, Chinese and Asian, and Ayurvedic herbs.
Payment Plans: Payment plans are available.
HB 050: Introduction to Western Plant Medicine (4 Units)
HB 051: Introduction to Chinese Plant Medicine (4 Units)
HB 052: Introduction to Ayurvedic Plant Medicine (4 Units)
WS 060: Practical Botany for Making Plant Medicines (4 Units)
HB 050: INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN PLANT MEDICINE (4 UNITS)
Course No: HB 050
Description: In this course, the student will learn about herbs from North and South America, the Pacific and Europe. The Western philosophy about herbs will be introduced, studied and compared and contrasted with herbal philosophies and practices from the Orient and India. Western herbs and their relationship to other Western healing modalities, such as homeopathy, flower essences, and conventional medicine will be discussed. Herbs studied will include:
St. John's Wort
HB 051: INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE PLANT MEDICINE (4 UNITS)
Course No: HB 051
Description: This course presents an introduction to Chinese and other Asian herbs. The Eastern healing arts go back thousands of years and have long included herbs as a central component. As in HB 050, Chinese herbal philosophy will be compared and contrasted with Western Ayurvedic philosophies and practices. Also explored are the relationship of herbs to acupuncture and the Chinese theory of the five elements and their relationship to organs of the body and emotions.
HB 052: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDIC PLANT MEDICINE (4 UNITS)
Course No: HB 052
Description: In this course, students will learn about herbs as they are used in the ancient healing art form from India, a 5,000-year-old-tradition. Students will study Ayurvedic herbal philosophy and practices, acquiring a beginning knowledge of major Ayurvedic herbs and how they are used to benefit physical, psychological, and spiritual health and ameliorate disease. Ayurvedic herbal traditions will be compared and contrasted with Western and Chinese herbal traditions.
WS 060: PRACTICAL BOTANY FOR MAKING PLANT MEDICINES (4 UNITS)
Course No: WS 060
Description: To fully understand a healing art such as herbology, the student needs to understand the basic science behind the art. In an easy to understand way, Level 1 introduces the study of plants and why they are useful as medicines. The student will become familiar with how to recognize certain plants and plant families; how to identify the different useful parts of plants and how to apply this to herbal remedy preparation. This course will introduce the terminology and methodologies associated with herbology.