Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
Many of you have already experienced herbal medicine’s positive effect on your health. We hope that through our program and blog articles, you gain tools to take an even greater role in your own well-being. However, please note that due to legal and time restraints, our staff cannot provide you with personal health advice.
Students and website users are invited to discuss health-related topics in the public and private forums, bulletin boards, or blog posts and to provide their own insights and experiences. However, the comments of students and website users are subjective and do not represent the Chestnut School. No forum post or website comment should be considered health advice. You are responsible for consulting a medical professional before trying any new herb or remedy mentioned in the website or any related forum.
The content on our website and in our online courses is for educational purposes only. Although we try our utmost to provide useful and accurate information, you are responsible to research and verify information before relying on it. We are trained herbalists and not licensed or registered healthcare practitioners. We cannot diagnose health conditions, nor prescribe medicines legally; we are not medical doctors. However, we will recommend or suggest medicinal herbs for various health complaints, as we believe in the safety and efficacy of botanical medicine.
The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.
You are responsible for your own health. As with conventional medicine, herbal medicine is vast and complex, and must be used responsibly. People react differently to different remedies. Some herbs are contraindicated with certain pharmaceutical drugs. Further, some helpful herbs may be confused with harmful and/or deadly substances.
There are many plants and mushrooms that can make you sick, or are deadly poisonous. Be 100% of your identification before you harvest any plant or mushroom. Additionally, sometimes a new food, even properly identified, can cause an unusual reaction – ranging from gastric intolerance to a full-blown allergy. It is your responsibility to make sure you are harvesting the correct plant or mushroom and it is your choice to try any new food. We cannot be responsible for incorrect identification or reactions to plants or fungi.
You are responsible for your own choices. This includes but is not limited to the ingestion, application, or other use of alcohol or any poisonous, toxic, or allergenic substance. In the event that you are not of legal age to consume alcohol, the School recommends that you refrain from the purchase, consumption, or use of alcohol in your studies. If you elect to disregard such recommendation, you do so at your own risk, and the School accepts no liability relating to or arising from your activities.
The School cannot predict how a remedy will work for you. Always refer to your medical care provider for questions about your health.