This is an online course: you can take it from the comfort of your own couch (or your office, or the subway, or… Anywhere you have internet!)
Materia Medica is the way herbalists refer to their “dictionary” or “tool box” of plants. It is, literally, the “medicinal materials” – herbal allies ready to assist in times of need!
The most important part of herbalism is the plants themselves! Get in-depth with more than 85 of the most commonly used plants in Western Herbalism. Ryn Midura and Katja Swift of the CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism make learning herbalism as easy as watching TV!
This program includes videos about each plant as well as PDF handouts, introducing you to each plant as if they were a new friend (they are!). You'll learn all the ways that we work with each herb and how it can help you. You'll learn when it's appropriate to work with each herb, and if there are any contraindications. Detailed, up-close photographs will help you learn to identify that plant in the wild.
Feel confident with a whole toolbox full of herbs that you can turn to when you need them: sign up for this course today — or check out the free trial here:
This is an online course. Four hours of videos are delivered each week, along with PDF supplemental materials. The course typically takes 8 weeks to complete, but you can watch the videos at your own pace, and re-watch them at any time. Katja and Ryn are just a click away — you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, or send us email at any time! We are committed to personally answering your questions within 24 hours.