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Herbalism 3: Herbs for the Mind, Spirit, Emotions and Neuromuscular Systems (F)

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Since time immemorial, herbs have been used to influence the mind, spirit, and emotions. Indeed, various herbs can significantly affect the nervous system in particular ways, including even by modulating hormones and neurotransmitters. Used appropriately, these herbs, called “nervines,” can often provide a safe alternative to the pharmaceutical antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds so frequently prescribed. Nervines often also influence the muscles, helping to relax and soothe them. You will learn the most appropriate herbs for the various conditions and situations that can impact the mind, spirit, and neuromuscular system.

Herbalism Certificate
Herbal therapy is the oldest and most widespread form of healing on planet earth! It is currently experiencing a revival in North America (since the mid-1980s), after a lull which transpired from the early 1900s with the advent of orthodox medicine and its array of drugs. Generally regarded as safer and just as effective (if not more effective) as orthodox medicine, herbalism is a science and art that can be successfully learned and utilized by the lay person. Through the use of tinctures, glycerites, teas, capsules, poultices, compresses, and salves, students enrolled in this course will learn to apply herbal therapy to support the constitution with reference to an array of conditions from A to Z, in consideration of guidelines as to indications, dosage, and contraindications.

NEW! This series has now been extended to 8 classes to expand on the depth of materials and deeper exploration of the history and development of Herbal Therapy.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed


Matthew Alfs 

CEUs : 0.25



Please read: 
  • Class materials will be available for purchase in class. 300: Herbs: Their Indications & Contraindications (A Materia Medica & Repertory) (2003). Approx $15
  • Suggested Reading: Edible Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest, $40



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Registration Closes On
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/6/2019 - 11/6/2019 Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Normandale (Bloomington), P1844  Map, Room: P1844 Matthew Alfs 

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