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Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine
Ecology Center
Berkeley, CA
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Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine
This 5-session course is meant to give the student an understanding of the fundamental concepts of western herbal medicine. The level of learning will be appropriate for those who are just starting to learn about the subject, or those who have explored the subject without any structured approach. By the completion of the course the student is meant to have a level of knowledge suitable for addressing minor health issues for themselves as well as others. In addition, the class is structured so as to provide a firm launching point for further study. Topics that will be covered include basic anatomy and physiology, plant identification, harvesting technique, medicine making, strengths and weaknesses of different preparation methods, medicinal plant usage, ecological and social issues pertaining to herbal medicine use, history of herbal medicine, legal considerations, and more. About the Teacher: Joshua Muscat is a practitioner of western herbal medicine in his fourteenth year of practice. He founded and runs San Francisco Botanical Medicine Clinic, sfbmc.org.

Course details: The class meets 5 Sundays, May 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, (not meeting May 29). Two of the sessions will be held in the field. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for low-income applicants. Please specify when registering if ASL interpretation is requested, (at least 10 working days in advance of first class).


Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States


Education > Classes

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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