Foundations of Herbal Medicine

Foundations of Herbal Medicine


The Foundations of Herbal Medicine module consists of 13 hours of presentations, organized into four categories: Herb Pharmacology (5 hours), Mitochondrial Function (4 hours), Detoxification (2 hours) & Herb Mechanisms (2 hours).

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*To start, click on recorded presentations listed on the right. Watch presentations and pass quizzes to complete the Herb Pharmacology portion of this module.

  • Herb Pharmacology: Required- 5 hours total

    • Herbs, Holism and Science: An Introduction to Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, and Pharmacokinetics — 2 hours (Bove)
    • The Need for Phytochemistry in Human Health and Ecological Pharmacology — 2 hours (Spelman)
    • Assessing Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion & Herb-Drug Interactions — 1 hour (Zampieron)

    Optional: Traditional Herbalism

    • Intro to Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine — 1.5 hours (Bove)
    • Actions of Herbs: A Basic Skill to Master to Become an Effective Herbalist — 1.5 hours (Stansbury)


  • Mitochondrial Function: 4 hours total

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*To start, click on recorded presentation listed on the right. Watch presentation and pass quiz.

  • Botanicals in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Systemic Exertion Intolerance — 1 hour (Spelman)

Presented at the 2019 Annual Conference in San Diego:

  • Restorative Medicine Herbs for Mitochondrial Function — 3 hours (Spelman)


  • Detoxification: 2 hours total

  • Herb Mechanisms: 2 hours total

    Live webinar on Thursday March 19, 2020:

    • Restorative Medicine Herb Review by Mechanisms — 2 hours (Friedman)