Practice herbalism safely.

A thorough understanding of Herb-Drug interactions and Herb Safety is critical if you plan to practice as a clinical herbalist.

But these days, it's just as important for folks practicing at the Community level too: so many people take pharmaceuticals today! 

That's just not something that herbalists had to deal with even just a couple decades ago.

Take the time now to get in-depth and detailed about the potential for herb-drug interactions, and about all the considerations for herb safety, so that you know you're serving your community and your clients well!

In this course, you'll learn how to:

🌿 Practice safely even when you don't have all the information you need

🌿 Identify and assess herb-drug interactions, read studies and case reports, and determine how they're applicable to your practice

🌿 Understand the mechanisms of actions of plants and pharmaceuticals so that you can make accurate assessments about where there is risk

🌿 Understand the herbal constituents that are most likely to cause interactions or safety concerns, and what to do to work around them

🌿  Make adjustments for people who have special risk factors, like elders or people with complex medical issues

And you'll learn all about the known interactions and known herb safety issues to date!

This course is currently being updated and new material is being added so that you're up-to-date with the latest details! 

You'll get 25+ hours of instructional videos, as well as PDF handouts, quizzes and homework assignments, and more - plus weekly Q&A discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.

Practice safely, in your clinic and in your community!

What you'll learn

  • Safe Practice

    How to build habits of safe practice so you never have to wonder if you missed something.

  • Research Skills

    How to get comfortable with scientific documents and clearly determine what is applicable to your practice.

  • Known Herb-Drug Interactions

    As well as methods for predicting new ones and assessing risk and safety in unknown situations.

  • Safety with Specific Herbs & Constituents

    Some herbs have more safety considerations than others. Learn how to work safely with stronger herbs and categories of constituents.

  • Safety with At-Risk Groups

    Some situations require more care, even with herbs that are usually safe. Learn how to work safely with infants, elders, immune compromised folks, and complex cases.

This course is for everyone!

You don't have to be a clinical herbalist to take this course - and you don't have to be enrolled in the Clinical Herbalist Program.

These days, so many people take pharmaceuticals that it's a good idea for everyone to have a good Herb Safety education!

If you take this course and at some future date decide to enroll in the whole Clinical Herbalist Program, make sure to email us first so that we can make you a special coupon code to deduct the cost of this course from the bundle! :-)

Course curriculum

⭐️⭐️ This course is currently being updated, so watch for new material uploading every couple days! Everyone enrolled in this course receives all updates automagically, and for free!

    1. Welcome!

    2. A special live Q&A time for Clinical students!

    3. How to use this platform

    4. How to use the Discussions feature

    5. Meet our Friends!

    6. Chatting in the Community Space

    7. Every Body is Different

    8. ✅ The Clinical Herbalist Courses are being updated!

    1. 2023: Updates to this course

    2. Advanced material: pre-requisites and co-requisites

    3. Introduction

    4. How to work through this course

    1. Sometimes there is uncertainty

    2. these videos uploading this weekend!

    3. Don't Panic :-)

    4. Exercises to help you build "don't-panic" habits

    5. Knowledge is an antidote to panic

    6. Researching common drugs for stuff

    7. It's a start!

    1. Finding good research is important, and hard

    2. Where should you find good research?

    3. Resources for research referenced in the previous video

    4. Clinical Trials Involving Traditional Syndrome Differentiation

    5. Where you won't find good research

    6. How to interpret papers and studies

    7. A word from our sponsor: Motivation! 💪

    8. Will Black Licorice candy kill you??

    9. Materials & Methods: understanding what they were actually studying

    10. PDF of the St. Johnswort study for the following video, with markup

    11. St. Johnswort antiviral dose analysis - doing the math

    12. Finding studies from start to finish

    1. While we're on the topic of reserach...

    2. Understanding Social Media Recommendation Algorithms - Knight First Amendment Institute

    3. More on AI and how it affects searching

    4. This is not, actually, a new problem: Fake Scientific Studies

    1. What is "toxicity"?

    2. Understanding Toxicology

    3. Mulberry toxicity

    4. The AHPA Mulberry report

About this course

  • $300.00
  • 71 lessons
  • 23 hours of video content

25+ hours of in-depth videos, downloadable quick guides, live Q&A sessions, and more - all for $300!

So many folks take pharmaceuticals now:
you need to know how to practice safely in this environment!

But wait, there's more! 🙂

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! And: every time we make updates, you get the new material for free!

  • 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!) This course has 1 year live Q&A support.

  • 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!

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.

Zero-Risk Return Policy

Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also an aspect of being someone's "cup of tea".

So we want you to take the first 14 days to really decide if you love it or not. If for any reason you feel like this program isn’t right for you - if we're just not your cup of tea - we’ll give you a full refund. You don't even need a reason - just please let us know within 14 days of purchase.