Introduction to Herbalism – July 2023

This 4-part class is for beginners who want to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbal medicine.

Each class we will go over the basic physiology of two body systems. We’ll then go over common issues for each system, what herbal actions to use, and the best herbs to work with. Then you will learn to make your own herbal medicines!

Class Dates: Thursdays, July 13th, 20th, 27th, and August 3rd

Class Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Herb Walk: Sunday, July 30th from 10:00 to 1:00 pm PST

Location: Berkeley Herbal Center Campus


This 4-part herbalism course is for beginners who want to bring herbs into their everyday life and dip their toes in the world of herbalism. We will explore the many facets of herbal medicine in this comprehensive course. Class will cover basic human physiology and common herbal remedies for each body system. Students will learn to prepare a number of herbal products, including herbal extracts, salves, syrups and teas. This course also includes a local Herb Walk to learn how to identify medicinal plants in the area. At the end of the course you will have a well rounded understanding of an array of herbs, medicine making techniques, and be able to take home a variety of remedies that you made yourself!

Class 1 – Thursday July 13th

Body Systems – Digestive and Nervous
Medicine Making- Alcohol extractions & Water Infusions

Class 2 – Thursday July 20th

Body Systems – Respiratory & Immune
Medicine Making- Infused oils & Cough Syrup

Class 3 – Thursday July 27th

Body Systems – Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, & Skin
Medicine Making-  Alcohol free extract: glycerites

Herb Walk – Sunday July 30th

Plants of the local area and their medicinal value

Class 4 – Thursday August 3rd

Body Systems – Reproductive & Urinary
Medicine Making- Press out Tinctures and Oils & Make Salves

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