Community Herbalist Program ~ Intermediate Herbal Training
In the Community Herbalist Program, you’ll build on the information learned in the Family Herbalist Program. In FHP, we learned about the organ systems and their common disorders and about basic herbal remedies. In CHP, we move into a deeper understanding of how the body works by looking at the endocrine system.
The Community Herbalist Program is a ten month intermediate program with an emphasis on the Southern Folk Medicine constitutional system, the role of the endocrine system in good health, hormones and their effect on health, and importantly, the role of good nutrition as the foundation of good health.
You’ll learn about the Southern Blood Types (Bitter, Salty, Sweet, and Sour), the four elements (fire/water and air/earth), and the influence of constitution on health and personality. We’ll discuss ways to help balance a person’s constitution using herbs, foods, and lifestyle changes.
You’ll learn about the functioning of the endocrine system, its interaction with organ systems, the role of hormones in health and well-being, and the common disorders associated with each gland in the endocrine system.
The role of nutrition in maintaining health is studied in greater depth. We’ll study the signs of nutrient deficiency and how this may affect bodily processes and the foods, vitamins and supplements which can bring these deficiencies back into harmony.
You’ll also learn about herbal formulation and how to prepare a formula designed for the individual and their particular constitution.
We’ll also begin a discussion of case studies.
The student will continue to build an herbal materia medica in relation to their studies.