Chestnut Herbal School


Course Review and Integration

COURSE REVIEW AND INTEGRATION - Botany Reviews with Marc Williams: Common Edible Plants - Natalie Bogwalker's Review of the Wild Herbs Student Forum Course Guidelines Course Home Page Ask a Question

Module 3: Core Medicinal Preparations

MODULE 3: CORE MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS -- Introduction to Module 3 Introduction to Medicinal Preparations Herbal Tinctures Herbal Infusions and Decoctions Herbal Honeys and Syrups Herbal Preparations - Vinegars, Poultices, Compresses, Soaks, Infused Oils, and Salves Introduction to Herbal Actions MODULE 3 EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS MODULE 3 REVIEW MODULE 3 QUIZ Student Forum Course Guidelines Course Home [...]

Module 16: Herbal Livelihoods

MODULE 16: HERBAL LIVELIHOODS/APPLYING THE KNOWLEDGE -- Introduction to Module 16 The Heart of Livelihoods: Business Ethics and Inspiration Herbal Livelihoods The Nitty-Gritty of Herbal Businesses Herbal Products Businesses: An Introduction to Current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMPs) and Product Labeling Requirements Further Learning and Networking: Organizations, Media, Conferences, and Clinical Programs Connecting to Your Life’s [...]

Module 14: Food as Medicine – Bringing Healing Herbs into the Kitchen

MODULE 14: FOOD AS MEDICINE – BRINGING HEALING HERBS INTO THE KITCHEN -- Introduction to Module 14 Infused Culinary Oils Infused Culinary Vinegars Fire Ciders: Spicy Medicinal Vinegars Goo Balls: Herbal Nut and Fruit Confections Compound Culinary Butters Herbal Finishing Salts Herbal Sauces Herbal Pestos, Hummus, and Pâté Maple Medicinal Mushroom Concoction Herbal Popsicles, Iced [...]

Module 12: Herbs for the Female Reproductive System

MODULE 12: HERBS FOR THE FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM -- Introduction to Module 12 Ecology of Estrogen in the Female Body: Xenoestrogens, Phytoestrogens, and Estrogen Metabolism Introduction to Uterine Tonics, Emmenagogues, Hormone Balancers and Uterine Antispasmodics Black Cohosh – Actaea racemosa Vitex, Chaste Tree – Vitex agnus-castus Motherwort – Leonurus cardiaca Raspberry and Blackberry – Rubus spp. [...]

Module 15: Topical Herbal Preparations and Natural Body Care

MODULE 15: TOPICAL HERBAL PREPARATIONS AND NATURAL BODY CARE -- Introduction to Module 15 Infused Oils and Salves Compresses, Poultices, and Herbal First Aid Introduction to Hydrotherapy: The Healing Power of Water Introduction to Aromatherapy Floral Facial Skin Serum Body Butters: Mocha Coconut Cream Salt Scrubs Bath Salts Aromatherapy Spritzers and Sprays Aromatic Massage Oil [...]

Module 13: Medicine Making – Internal Preparations

MODULE 13: MEDICINE MAKING - INTERNAL PREPARATIONS -- Introduction to Module 13 Infusions and Decoctions Herbal Tinctures Herbal Honeys and Syrups Herbal Vinegars Flower Essences Plant Spirit Medicine Click Here for the PDF Download MODULE 13 EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS MODULE 13 REVIEW QUESTIONS MODULE 13 QUIZ - Immersion Community Forum FAQ Page: Submit a Question Course Guidelines [...]

Module 11: Herbs for the Nervous System

MODULE 11: HERBS FOR THE NERVOUS SYSTEM -- Introduction to Module 11 Introduction to Herbal Nervines, Hypnotics, Anxiolytics, Antidepressants and Analgesics Valerian – Valeriana officinalis Skullcap – Scutellaria lateriflora Passionflower – Passiflora incarnata California Poppy – Eschscholzia californica Mimosa – Albizia julibrissin Rose – Rosa spp. Vervain – Verbena officinalis Click Here for the PDF [...]

Module 10: Herbs for the Respiratory System

MODULE 10: HERBS FOR THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM -- Introduction to Module 10 Introduction to Herbal Expectorants, Demulcents and Anticatarrhals Elecampane – Inula helenium Mullein – Verbascum thapsus Marshmallow – Althaea officinalis Yarrow – Achillea millefolium Goldenrod – Solidago spp. Click Here for the PDF Download MODULE 10 EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS MODULE 10 REVIEW QUESTIONS MODULE 10 [...]

Module 7: Late Summer Foraging

MODULE 7: LATE SUMMER FORAGING -- Introduction to Module 7 Goldenrod – Solidago spp. Elderberry – Sambucus nigra Burdock – Arctium lappa and A. minus Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale Yellow Dock – Rumex crispus - Module 7 Interactive Review INTERACTIVE REVIEW MODULE 7 EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS MODULE 7 REVIEWS MODULE 7 QUIZZES Student Forum Course Guidelines [...]

Module 6: Summer Foraging

MODULE 6: SUMMER FORAGING -- Introduction to Module 6 Yarrow – Achillea millefolium Mullein – Verbascum thapsus Raspberry and Blackberry – Rubus spp. Mimosa – Albizia julibrissin Bee Balm and Wild Bergamot – Monarda didyma and M. fistulosa - Module 6 Interactive Review INTERACTIVE REVIEW MODULE 6 EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS MODULE 6 REVIEWS MODULE 6 QUIZZES Student [...]

Module 5: Spring Foraging

MODULE 5: SPRING FORAGING - Introduction to Module 5 Lamb’s Quarters – Chenopodium album Japanese Honeysuckle – Lonicera japonica Daylily – Hemerocallis fulva Rose – Rosa spp. - Module 5 Interactive Review INTERACTIVE REVIEW MODULE 5 EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS MODULE 5 REVIEWS MODULE 5 QUIZZES   Student Forum Course Guidelines Course Home Page Ask a Question

Module 4: Early Spring Foraging

MODULE 4: EARLY SPRING FORAGING -- Introduction to Module 4 Herbal Profiles Overview Chickweed – Stellaria media Violet – Viola spp. Purple Dead Nettle – Lamium purpureum Cleavers – Galium aparine Creasy Greens – Barbarea verna and B. vulgaris Garlic Mustard – Alliaria petiolata Stinging Nettles – Urtica dioica - Module 4 Interactive Review INTERACTIVE REVIEW [...]

Module 2: Botany and Plant Identification

MODULE 2: BOTANY AND PLANT IDENTIFICATION -- Introduction to Module 2 Introduction to Botany: Plant Classification, Scientific Names and Key Terms Botany: Floral and Reproductive Parts, Tour of Floral Diversity Edible Flowers Botany: Leaf and Vegetative Terminology Introduction to Five Common Plant Families - Module 2 Interactive Reviews PLANT IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE INTERACTIVE REVIEW VIDEOS MODULE [...]

Module 1: Introduction to Herbalism and Foraging

INTRODUCTION TO HERBALISM AND FORAGING -- Introduction to Module 1 The Magic and Bounty of Wild and Weedy Herbs and Foods Cultivating Relationships with Healing Plants Guidelines to Foraging and Wildcrafting Poisonous Plants and Notable Constituents Foraging Self-Care, Precautions, and First Aid Harvesting and Drying Herbs MODULE 1 EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS MODULE 1 REVIEW MODULE 1 [...]

Module 9: Herbs for the Digestive System

MODULE 9: HERBS FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM -- Introduction to Module 9 Anise Hyssop, Licorice Mint – Agastache foeniculum Meadowsweet – Filipendula ulmaria Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare Mint – Mentha spp. Chamomile – Matricaria recutita Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis Basil – Ocimum basilicum Click Here for the PDF Download MODULE 9 EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS MODULE 9 [...]

Module 8: Introduction to the Digestive System: Herbal Actions and Nutrition

MODULE 8: INTRODUCTION TO THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM - HERBAL ACTIONS AND NUTRITION -- Introduction to Module 8 Introduction to Bitters, Astringents and Carminatives Foundations of Nutrition Part 1: Whole Foods, Organic Foods and GMOs Foundations of Nutrition Part 2: Macronutrients, Fiber, and Intestinal Flora Foundations of Nutrition Part 3: Vitamins and Minerals Foundations of Nutrition [...]

Module 7: Herbs for the Immune System

MODULE 7: HERBS FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM -- Introduction to Module 7 Introduction to Immune Stimulants, Immunomodulators and Antimicrobials Boneset – Eupatorium perfoliatum Spilanthes – Acmella oleracea Echinacea – Echinacea purpurea Goldenseal – Hydrastis canadensis Bee Balm – Monarda didyma and Monarda fistulosa Calendula – Calendula officinalis Elderberry – Sambucus nigra Click Here for the [...]

Module 6: The Nitty-Gritty of Soil and Organic Gardening, Part 2

MODULE 6: FROM THE GROUND UP - THE NITTY-GRITTY OF SOIL AND ORGANIC GARDENING, PART 2 -- Introduction to Module 6 Introduction to Permaculture Building and Nourishing a Compost Pile Composting Leaf Mold Organic Pest and Disease Management Season Extension Tips and Tricks Woodland Cultivation of Medicinal Herbs Preparing Homemade Potting Soil: Our Favorite Recipe [...]

Module 5: Tonic Herbs, Alteratives, and Adaptogens

MODULE 5: TONIC HERBS, ALTERATIVES, AND ADAPTOGENS -- Introduction to Module 5 Herbal Profiles Overview Introduction to Herbal Adaptogens, Alteratives and Tonic Herbs Gotu Kola – Centella asiatica Tulsi – Ocimum tenuiflorum Nettles – Urtica dioica Milky Oats – Avena sativa Astragalus – Astragalus propinquus Ginseng – Panax quinquefolius Hibiscus – Hibiscus sabdariffa --- BONUS [...]