Welcome to the website of Phyllis D. Light and the Appalachian Center for Natural Health. A fourth generation Herbalist and Healer, Phyllis has studied and worked with herbs, foods and other healing techniques for over 30 years. Her studies in Traditional Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine began in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her grandmother and father, whose herbal and healing knowledge had its roots in their Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis’ studies continued as an apprentice with the late Tommie Bass, a nationally renowned folk herbalist from Sand Rock, Alabama, as well as with other herbal Elders throughout the Appalachians and the Deep South.

Herbal Studies at ACNH

The Appalachian Center for Natural Health offers three certificate programs of instruction:

Phyllis D Light Herbal Studies
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Together all three form the Practitioner Program at ACNH. Read More…

Recent articles by Phyllis on herbalism, nutrition, diet, and moreā€¦

Ginseng Hunting

Excerpted from Phyllis’ forthcoming book, The Geography of Health: Southern and […]

Cotton Fields

Excerpted from her forthcoming book, The Geography of Health: Southern and […]