Start your herbal journey off right!

Root your practice with the 35 most important medicinal herbs.

This course will give you a solid foundation to start working with herbs safely and with confidence every day for a strong, healthy you!

You'll learn:

  • Expanded in-depth information about 35 of the most important herbs for daily health.
  • How to work with herbs holistically and build successful protocols.
  • How to live a healthier lifestyle and manage stress more easily.
  • How to keep you and your loved ones healthy all year long.


And it's all as easy 
as watching your favorite show!



This course includes

  • 45 instructional videos

    Each video has in-depth information about the energetics of each plant and how to work with it, expanded information about health problems that plant can address, and our favorite ways to prepare each plant.
    It's over 17 hours of herby goodness!

  • 45 printable PDF quick-guides

    Each quick-guide includes an easy summary of its corresponding video, so you can follow along or quickly review.

  • Twice-weekly live Q&A sessions

    Access to our twice-weekly live Q&A sessions where you can ask us your questions live by web conference.
    We're on this journey together!

45 in-depth videos, 45 downloadable quick guides, and live Q&A sessions - all for $147!

Herbalism made easy.

If you can watch TV, you can learn herbalism!

Get started now

This is no ordinary online course...

In addition to the videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

  • Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever!

  • Weekly live Q&A sessions with Katja and Ryn- to ask your questions directly, live and in person! (They're even archived, in case you miss one!)

  • Ask questions anytime - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions, usually within 24 hours

  • Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow the videos along on paper, or keep them handy for a quick reference

  • Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

  • No-risk money back guarantee - no questions asked!

Make Herbs a part of your Vibrant Life

Learn how to build strong, resilient health.

If you are
  • just starting your herbal journey, and you want to make sure you're learning to be safe with herbs
  • eager to experience the benefits of working with medicinal plants
  • a fan of our book, Herbal Medicine for Beginners, and you want to learn more about each plant
  • and if you enjoy learning in a video format,

Then this course is for you!
I want to learn herbalism!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! (29:39)

    • Welcome to Herbal Medicine for Beginners!

    • How to use this platform

    • How to use the Discussions feature

    • The Four Keys to Holistic Herbalism

    • Our Book, Herbal Medicine for Beginners

    • Sourcing Herbs

    • How to Read Materia Medica Entries

    • How To Read Materia Medica Entries

    • Plant ID Resources

  • 2

    Angelica (18:06)

    • Angelica

    • Angelica [audio]

    • Angelica - Materia Medica text entry

    • Angelica: Herb of the Week

    • Angelica quiz

  • 3

    Ashwagandha (22:09)

    • Ashwagandha

    • Ashwagandha [audio]

    • Ashwagandha - Materia Medica entry text

    • Ashwagandha: Herb of the Week

    • Ashwagandha quiz

  • 4

    Betony (28:08)

    • Betony

    • Wood Betony [audio]

    • Wood Betony - Materia Medica entry text

    • Wood Betony: Herb of the Week

    • Wood Betony quiz

  • 5

    Calendula (29:08)

    • Calendula

    • Calendula [audio]

    • Calendula - Materia Medica entry text

    • Calendula: Herb of the Week

    • Calendula quiz

  • 6

    Catnip (21:05)

    • Catnip

    • Catnip [audio]

    • Catnip - Materia Medica entry text

    • Catnip: Herb of the Week

    • Catnip quiz

    • Who's YOUR Herb of the Week?

  • 7

    Chamomile (22:53)

    • Chamomile

    • Chamomile [audio]

    • Chamomile - Materia Medica text entry

    • Chamomile: Herb of the Week

    • Chamomile quiz

  • 8

    Cinnamon (26:37)

    • Cinnamon

    • Cinnamon [audio]

    • Cinnamon - Materia Medica text entry

    • Cinnamon for Type II Diabetes

    • Cinnamon quiz

  • 9

    Dandelion (18:42)

    • Dandelion

    • Dandelion [audio]

    • Dandelion - Materia Medica text entry

    • Dandelion: Herb of the Week

    • Dandelion quiz

  • 10

    Elder (36:16)

    • Elder

    • Elder [audio]

    • Elder - Materia Medica entry text

    • Elder: Herb of the Week

    • Elder quiz

  • 11

    Elecampane (36:35)

    • Elecampane

    • Elecampane [audio]

    • Elecampane - Materia Medica entry text

    • Elecampane: Herb of the Week

    • Elecampane quiz

    • Who's YOUR Herb of the Week?

  • 12

    Fennel (18:02)

    • Fennel

    • Fennel [audio]

    • Fennel - Materia Medica entry text

    • Fennel: Herb of the Week

    • Fennel quiz

  • 13

    Garlic (31:35)

    • Garlic

    • Garlic [audio]

    • Garlic - Materia Medica entry text

    • Garlic quiz

  • 14

    Ginger (27:29)

    • Ginger

    • Ginger [audio]

    • Ginger - Materia Medica text entry

    • Ginger: Herb of the Week

    • Ginger quiz

  • 15

    Goldenrod (24:34)

    • Goldenrod

    • Goldenrod [audio]

    • Goldenrod - Materia Medica entry text

    • Goldenrod: Herb of the Week

    • Goldenrod quiz

  • 16

    Kelp (31:47)

    • Kelp

    • Kelp [audio]

    • Kelp - Materia Medica entry text

    • Kelp: Herb of the Week

    • Kelp quiz

    • Who's YOUR Herb of the Week?

  • 17

    Licorice (25:15)

    • Licorice

    • Licorice [audio]

    • Licorice - Materia Medica entry text

    • Licorice Oil for Eczema

    • Licorice quiz

  • 18

    Linden (19:41)

    • Linden

    • Linden [audio]

    • Linden - Materia Medica text entry

    • Linden: Herb of the Week

    • Linden quiz

  • 19

    Marshmallow (19:25)

    • Marshmallow

    • Marshmallow [audio]

    • Marshmallow - Materia Medica text entry

    • Marshmallow: Herb of the Week

    • Marshmallow quiz

  • 20

    Meadowsweet (27:37)

    • Meadowsweet

    • Meadowsweet [audio]

    • NSAID/Fertility References

    • Meadowsweet - Materia Medica entry text

    • Meadowsweet: Herb of the Week

    • Meadowsweet quiz

  • 21

    Milk Thistle (24:35)

    • Milk Thistle

    • Milk Thistle [audio]

    • Milk Thistle - Materia Medica entry text

    • Milk Thistle: Herb of the Week

    • Milk Thistle quiz

    • Who's YOUR Herb of the Week?

  • 22

    Mullein (25:26)

    • Mullein

    • Mullein [audio]

    • Mullein - Materia Medica entry text

    • Mullein: Herb of the Week

    • Mullein quiz

  • 23

    Nettle (36:01)

    • Nettle

    • Nettle [audio]

    • Nettle - Materia Medica text entry

    • Nettle: Herb of the Week

    • Nettle quiz

  • 24

    Peppermint (22:05)

    • Peppermint

    • Peppermint [audio]

    • Peppermint - Materia Medica entry text

    • Peppermint quiz

  • 25

    Pine (35:13)

    • Pine

    • Pine [audio]

    • Pine - Materia Medica entry text

    • Pine Resin Salve

    • Pine: Herb of the Week

    • Pine quiz

  • 26

    Plantain (21:42)

    • Plantain

    • Plantain [audio]

    • Plantain - Materia Medica entry text

    • Pine Resin Salve

    • Plantain: Herb of the Week

    • Plantain quiz

    • Who's YOUR Herb of the Week?

  • 27

    Rose (28:10)

    • Rose

    • Rose [audio]

    • Rose - Materia Medica entry text

    • Rose: Herb of the Week

    • Rose quiz

  • 28

    Sage (44:04)

    • Sage

    • Sage [audio]

    • Sage - Materia Medica entry text

    • Sage: Herb of the Week

    • Sage quiz

  • 29

    Self-Heal (30:40)

    • Self-Heal

    • Self-Heal [audio]

    • Self-Heal - Materia Medica entry text

    • Self-Heal: Herb of the Week

    • Self-Heal quiz

  • 30

    Solomon's Seal (19:01)

    • Solomon's Seal

    • Solomon's Seal [audio]

    • Solomon's Seal - Materia Medica entry text

    • Go-To Joint Liniment

    • Solomon's Seal: Herb of the Week

    • Solomon's Seal quiz

  • 31

    St John's Wort (28:56)

    • St. John's Wort

    • St. John's Wort [audio]

    • St. John's Wort - Materia Medica entry text

    • St. John's Wort: Herb of the Week

    • St. John's Wort quiz

    • Who's YOUR Herb of the Week?

  • 32

    Thyme (27:15)

    • Thyme

    • Thyme [audio]

    • Thyme - Materia Medica entry text

    • Thyme: Herb of the Week

    • Thyme quiz

  • 33

    Tulsi (Holy Basil) (33:22)

    • Tulsi (Holy Basil)

    • Tulsi [audio]

    • Tulsi - Materia Medica entry text

    • Tulsi quiz

  • 34

    Uva-Ursi (14:40)

    • Uva-Ursi

    • Uva Ursi [audio]

    • Uva Ursi - Materia Medica entry text

    • Uva Ursi quiz

  • 35

    Wild Lettuce (18:20)

    • Wild Lettuce

    • Wild Lettuce [audio]

    • Wild Lettuce - Materia Medica entry text

    • Wild Lettuce quiz

  • 36

    Yarrow (20:14)

    • Yarrow

    • Yarrow [audio]

    • Yarrow - Materia Medica entry text

    • Yarrow: Herb of the Week

    • Yarrow quiz

    • Who's YOUR Herb of the Week?

  • 37

    Make Your Herbal Medicine (105:56)

    • What to do with your herbs

    • Tea Overview

    • Tea Overview [audio]

    • Short Infusions

    • Short Infusions [audio]

    • Cold Infusions

    • Cold Infusions [audio]

    • Long Infusions

    • Long Infusions [audio]

    • Mr. Long Infusion

    • Mr. Long Infusion [audio]

    • Press Pot

    • Press Pot [audio]

    • Infusions Summary

    • Decoctions

    • Decoctions [audio]

    • Decoctions Summary

    • Tea Quiz

  • 38

    What's Next? (00:00)

    • What's Next?

Herbalism can change your life.

Get started now, and see how YOUR life can be different when you start working with herbs!

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Cynthia FuQua

Im only about 20% of the way through this course but am loving the material. I never feel like Im asking a 'stupid' question. Having video, audio and text fo...

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Thoroughly enjoyed learning from you two. Not new to herbal medicine but there were always things I could pick up and re-learn. Thank you both.

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45 in-depth videos, 45 downloadable quick guides, and live Q&A sessions.

Your Teachers

Two heads are better than one!


Katja & Ryn
Katja & Ryn

Katja & Ryn almost always teach together. They each have particular talents and areas of interest, and their perspectives on certain issues are quite different! Together, they convey a fuller picture of the realities of herbal theory & practice than either one could do alone.

Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in practice for nearly 20 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart.

Ryn has been a practicing herbalist since 2010. He came to herbalism by way of martial arts, where his first experiences with herbs were focused on getting back into the game and becoming more flexible, adaptable, and resilient. Passing that experience on to others is what keeps him motivated every day.

Together, Katja and Ryn teach everyone from children to elders, as well as pharmacy students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, where they both serve as associate faculty. Ryn and Katja are the authors of Herbal Medicine for Beginners, and the creators of the weekly Holistic Herbalism Podcast.