A materia medica, or the materials of medicine, is a vital part of any herbologists arsenal and in this course you will learn how to create a materia medica for both personal and professional use.
The study of individual herbs is a core subject in any herbology course. Contemporary courses on this subject follow a superficial theoretical approach. This course encourages a practical ‘hands-on’ approach called ‘plant journaling’ to acquiring a working knowledge of herbs.
This course is intended for the serious hobbyist – and for aspiring and professional herbologists – who want to use a systematic approach to acquiring a working knowledge of individual herbs.
There are no prerequisites for participation in this course. Doing Basic Botany for Herbologists, or a similar basic botany course, either before or concurrently is recommended.
Upon completion of Plant Journaling for Family Herbalists you will be able to:
- Apply the Plant Journaling System to record and classify herbology information.
- Adapt the Plant Journaling System to suit your own individual needs.
- Compile your own Family Herbal (materia medica), consisting of detailed scientific herb monographs, for personal and professional use.
- Select reliable sources of herbology information.
Earn The Materia Medica Badge
* The point of all SA Herb Academy learning programs is to learn a craft. There are no legislative boards, no licenses… just practical information for actual use to enrich your life and the lives of those you chose to serve.
Earn 200 Learning Credits
On successful completion of the course, you’ll earn 200 credits (called seeds) that can be used to unlock a coupon that can be used on any of our paid courses.
Start instantly and learn at your own pace.
Set and maintain your own flexible schedule. It’s okay to complete just one learning unit or module — you can pause your learning at any time. Visit your My Courses page to track your progress.
While this program is targeted at holistic health coaches and professional family herbalists, anyone can benefit from participating for their own personal use.
Internet access and basic computer skills.