When's the last time you took a deep breath?

Shouldn't every breath be full and invigorating?

If they're not, never fear! Herbs can help you breathe free & clear. The lungs and sinuses are highly responsive to herbal treatments, and some preparations - like steam and smoke - specifically target the respiratory tract for immediate relief.

The course includes 21 hours of video instruction, as well as PDF handouts, quizzes and homework assignments, and integrated discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! (02:18)

    • Welcome to Respiratory Health!

    • How to use this platform

    • How to use the Discussions feature

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional [audio]

  • 2

    Introduction (62:58)

    • Respiratory Health Introduction, part 1

    • Respiratory Health Introduction, part 2

    • Some more thoughts on the Respiratory system

  • 3

    Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology (86:55)

    • Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology

    • Respiratory A&P

    • Organs of Elimination

    • The Anatomy of Snot

    • Did you know there's a LUNG microbiome?

  • 4

    Herbal Actions for the Respiratory System (115:15)

    • Respiratory Actions part 1

    • Respiratory Actions part 2

    • Respiratory Actions part 3

    • Respiratory Actions part 4

    • Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Pulmonaria species

    • Studies on plants and respiratory health

  • 5

    Herbal Preparations for the Respiratory System (48:13)

    • Steam and Smoke

    • Science studies the antimicrobial actions of herbal smoke

    • Incense and herbal smoke

    • Poultices, Compresses, Neti Pot, and Nasal Spray

  • 6

    Respiratory Pathology (240:30)

    • Respiratory Pathology: Overview

    • Ear Infections

    • More on ear infections

    • Strep Throat

    • Canada's approach to Strep

    • Scarlet Fever

    • Bronchitis

    • More on Bronchitis

    • Pleurisy

    • Pneumonia

    • Vaping and Pneumonia/Pleurisy

    • Measles

    • Measles in an austere environment

    • Vitamin A and Measles and other childhood diseases

    • T-cell stimulation study of mushrooms

    • News reporting on measles boosters for Gen-Xer's

    • Mumps and Rubella

    • Sinusitis

    • Pertussis

    • Asthma

    • Smoking Cessation

    • Link for Smoking Cessation

    • Cystic Fibrosis

    • COPD

    • The Impact of Wildfires and Flooding on Respiratory Health

    • Acute and Chronic case studies

    • Understanding probability in screening tests

  • 7

    Cold & Flu (151:43)

    • Viral infection and transmission

    • A Cold vs. The Flu

    • Flu pandemics

    • Host Resistance - part 1

    • Host Resistance - part 2

  • 8

    Cold and Flu - managing the symptoms (264:11)

    • In the ears

    • Remedy Recipes for the Ears

    • In the eyes

    • In the nose

    • Remedy Recipes for the Nose

    • In the throat

    • Remedy Recipes for the Throat

    • In the lungs, part 1

    • In the lungs, part 2

    • Remedy Recipes for the Lungs

    • Fever

    • Remedy Recipes for Fever

    • In All Cases...

    • Remedy Recipes for All Cases

    • Remedy Recipes for Rebuilding & Resilience

    • Support systems beyond herbs

    • Surviving alone

    • Rebuilding after illness

    • Our Bone Broth recipe

    • Katja's NotCoffee recipe with Reishi

  • 9

    More Cold & Flu Remedies (109:24)

    • Harvesting the Winter Elixir Herbs

    • Creating the Winter Elixir

    • Elderberry Infused Honey

    • Are Raw Elderberries Safe?

    • Fire Cider with Elderberries

    • Elderberry Syrup - with dried berries

    • Still to come...

  • 10

    Materia Medica for the Respiratory System (61:53)

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System part 1

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System part 2

    • More on Respiratory Materia Medica

Your Teachers

Founders

Katja & Ryn

Two heads are better than one!

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.

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Your lungs work 24/7 for you. Spend a little while learning how to give them the care they deserve!

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