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East West School of Planetary Herbology graduate
Miles Coleman of Black Belt Herbs

This 12 lesson distance learning course is suitable for:

  • The beginning student interested in herbal medicine
  • Those interested in herbal medicine for the general health of one's family
  • Someone who sells, grows or manufactures herbal and health products
  • Anyone desiring to pursue a theoretical basis in the principles of East West energetics for herbs, diseases and foods

Twelve Lessons to Mastery

The Family Herbalist Course consists of twelve lessons, The Family Herbal book (now titled, Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health) by Rosemary Gladstar, a study guide by Michael Tierra with articles and teachings, and the following which provide the materia medica basis for the course: (note:this is an informational course only, and does NOT include the tutor marking and Certificate that is offered with the Professional Course.

Chapter topics in the Family Herbal consist of:

herbalist training books

  • Eco-Logical Herbalism
  • A Prescription for Life
  • Taming Stress and Anxiety
  • Home Remedies for Everyday Ailments
  • Recipes for Radiant Beauty
  • For Children
  • For Women
  • For Men
  • For Elders

Optional recommended reading:

  • A Male Herbal by James Green
  • Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar
  • Herbal Remedies for Women by Amanda McQuade Crawford

The Family Herbalist Course is presented in written format, the lessons similar to chapters in a textbook. Along with the course books, students also have a "workbook" and a study guide to the Family Herbal both of which contain helpful information, supplemental articles, detailed information and teachings. Students use a 'key' to self-correct the testing material, as this is an informational course only, and does NOT include the tutor marking that is offered with the Professional Course.

Each lesson of the course and chapter of the study guide includes a test, essays and projects to be completed by the student at his/her own pace. Testing material is included in the workbook along with a key for self-correction. There is no time length to complete this course, but the average length of time takes from three to six months.

In addition to the course we also offer a Learning Center on our website, a private forum area and chat room sessions each week with Michael Tierra and guest herbalists. The forums and chat room sessions are your opportunity to engage, interact and connect with other students and school faculty and be a part of the East West School herbal community. The Learning Center also includes an articles area, PowerPoint presentations and more, all of which are included with your enrollment in the course.

Syllabus:

  • Lesson 1: History of Herbology
  • Lesson 2: A Balanced Diet: The Key to Health
  • Lesson 3: Herbs as Special Foods
  • Lesson 4: Ayurveda Tridosha Theory
  • Lesson 5: Chinese Theory: Yin and Yang
  • Lesson 6: The Chinese Theory of Five Elements
  • Lesson 7: Chinese Differential Diagnosis
  • Lesson 8: The Nature of Medicinal Herbs
  • Lesson 9: Herbal Formulary
  • Lesson 10: Herbal Remedies I
  • Lesson 11: Herbal Remedies II
  • Lesson 12: Herbal Therapeutics

In addition to the above curriculum, several supplemental materials are available, including instructional tapes, articles, booklets, books and video tapes. These enhance the lessons further and help explain some of the more intricate theories of herbology on a deeper level.

Cost is $650.00

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Of the many herbal training programs I have seen, I consider the East West Herb Course to be one of the best introductions to the world of clinical herbal medicine currently available.
Roy Upton, AHG, editor American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and Vice-President American Herbalists Guild

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