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Foundations of Herbalism - The Respiratory System & Herbal Respiratory Acti...

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We simply can’t exist without the air we breathe. Our lungs must deal with the assaults of everyday life such air pollution, cold & flu ‘bugs’, pollens, and other allergens that can cause allergies, asthma, and COPD. It pays to nurture our airways and lungs, remembering to stop and breathe deep, drink soothing herb teas, and take herbal formulas to rebuild and calm the tissues.


Saturday, October 5


Herbal Respiratory Actions and Materia Medica


10am- 1pm: We begin this module with an introduction to the season of Autumn, the element of air, and dive into some basic respiratory physiology. We’ll follow up with look at herbal actions that help balance the ‘air element’ such as respiratory tropho-restoratives or normalizers like Mullein, Garlic, Elder, & Thyme, and relaxants and demulcents such as Elecampane, Osha, Marshmallow, & Licorice. We’ll also look at the specifics around coughs, one of the most common issues in the respiratory system.

2-5 pm: In the afternoon, we’ll do a herb walk around the garden to acquaint you with the organoleptics (smell, taste, feel, appearance) of respiratory herbs growing in the garden and their medicinal uses. We’ll also continue our exploration of herbal respiratory actions or categories including expectorants, mucolytics, and anti-spamodics and look at the specific herbal blends for seasonal allergies, chronic coughs and asthma.



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To register for the certification course or for any other inquiries, please email:
MidAtlanticSchoolofHerbalism@gmail.com



Come and join our Foundations of Herbalism Certification through the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism at the Smile Herb Shop. This certification course is taught in executive format, one (1) weekend (Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm) each month (except August). Assignments and study between classes are required with some online content. A study group via web-conference is available once a month between classes. Classes are recorded, so if missed can be made up. The one-year program leads to a Foundations of Herbalism Certificate. For those who are interested in clinical practice, students can continue on for a second year of study to gain a Professional Herbalism Certification. This advanced course also consists of 1 weekend a month, over a period of 12 months with the final 6 months, being a clinical component. If both years are completed with accompanying assignments and case studies, students receive a Diploma of Clinical Therapeutic Herbalism.

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