Home Herbalist Course

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We are very excited to announce that the East West School of Planetary Herbology now offers a NEWLY REVISED Home Herbalist Course! It is fully accessible online and teaches basic information on herbs through written and video formats. This course is complete in itself as it incorporates a materia medica plus “virtual” herb walks that along with many detailed lessons guide you through learning herbal health and healing.

The Home Herbalist Course is founded on teaching the energy of herbs, illness and foods since this is much more efficient and effective than allopathic western herbalism (meaning one herb is good for every cold, or the same herb is used for every headache and so on). Instead, using the energy of herbs treats the person who has the illness and thus is geared toward each individual’s unique needs.

The Home Herbalist Course is both comprehensive and yet simple enough for any beginner to immediately understand. It specifically helps you jump right in to the effective methods of using herbs in a variety of ways. You’ll not only learn important herbal fundaments but also be able to make remedies that help you improve your health and/or stay healthy for decades to come.

This online learning course is suitable for:

  • The beginning student interested in herbal medicine.
  • Those interested in herbal medicine for the general health of one’s self and/or family.
  • Someone who sells, grows or manufactures herbal and health products.
  • Anyone desiring an understanding of energetics for herbs, diseases and foods.
  • Those who want to use some herbs but don't have time or want to undergo extensive training.

Home Herbalist Course Highlights:

Section 1: Knowing Which Herb to Use
Section 2: Determining Your Healing Diet
Section 3: How to Use Herbs as Food
Section 4: The Nitty-Gritty Herbal Fundamentals
Section 5: Making Your Own Preparations I: External Applications
Section 6: Making Your Own Preparations II: Internal Applications
Section 7: Herbal First Aid
Section 8: How to Treat Specific Ailments
Section 9: Resources (including materia medica and "virtual" herb walks)
Section 10: Where to Go from Here

What you get with the Home Herbalist Course:

  • Ten sections of over 80 written and video easy to assimilate, bite-sized lessons.
  • Videos by Michael and Lesley Tierra along with the East West faculty.
  • Three possible tiers of learning so you can choose your own depth of study.
  • A basic and yet strong foundation you can apply to any herb you explore.
  • Teachings that you can quickly and easily access for your immediate needs.
  • The access to study herbs at home following your own pace on any device.
  • A simple yet solid approach to using herbs anywhere in the world.
  • Ability to treat the person who has an ailment for true healing rather than a cure for adisease that may return.

Home Herbalist Course Specifics:

  • Course Length: 6-12 months
  • Ten sections containing over 80 lessons and videos
  • Complete online access on all of your devices
  • Written lessons and video teachings by Michael and Lesley Tierra and the East Westfaculty

Want to learn how to use some herbs for your own health and healing or that of your family but don’t want to undertake a long or extensive course? The Home Herbalist Course takes the complication out of learning herbs and simplifies herbalism so that you can achieve efficient results.

We teach the important aspects of the energy of herbs, illness and diet to help determine the most efficient and effective herbal treatments possible. These are principles that may be applied to any herbs around the world, regardless of where you live or travel. This is one reason we call our approach, Planetary Herbology.

The Home Herbalist Course is a great way to get involved in immediately learning and using herbs without making a huge commitment in terms of energy, time or money. It covers a substantial amount of basic yet useful information that you can immediately employ for your own health and healing as well as that of your family.

Three Tiers to Herbal Training

And that’s not all! The Home Herbalist Course provides all of this plus you can get involved at any level or depth you desire, for we also offer three tiers of progressive information and participation:

Tier 1: The Home Herbalist Course with its ten sections of over 80 lessons and videos, including a materia medica and "virtual" herb walks

Tier 2: The complete Home Herbalist Course plus self-grading quizzes with projects that receive personal evaluations and feedback plus a certificate of completion.

Tier 3: The complete Home Herbalist Course, self-grading quizzes, projects with personal evaluations, certificate of completion and 1 year access to the East West Student Learning Center that includes a student forum where you can interact with other students, ask questions, and share your progress, three weekly chats with the East West Faculty, and an extensive library of articles and PowerPoint presentations.

All of this valuable information is available right now in easy to learn online written and video formats to help you become an effective herbalist in your own home right now.

Enroll today and immediately start on your own healing and preventative health path using herbs and their remedies!

Your Instructor

Michael and Lesley Tierra
Michael and Lesley Tierra

Dr. Michael Tierra, L.AC., O.M.D., founder of the American Herbalists Guild in 1989, is author of numerous books on health and herbal healing including The Way of Herbs, The Natural Remedy Bible, The Way of Chinese Herbs, Planetary Herbology, Biomagnetic and Herbal Therapy, and The East West Courses of Planetary Herbology and Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine, Vol I & II(both with Lesley Tierra). He shares a clinic with his wife, Lesley Tierra, in Santa Cruz, CA. Michael was part of the first group from the United States to study herbal medicine in China. He lectures throughout the world.

Lesley Tierra, L.AC., Dip. Ac. NCCAOM, Dip. CH NCCAOM, RH, is a California State and nationally certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She is a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild and author of The Herbs of Life (Crossing Press, 1992), Healing With Chinese Herbs (Crossing Press, 1997, also published in India, 2016), A Kids Herb Book (R.D. Reed, 2000, also published in Japan and Estonia), Healing with the Herbs of Life (Crossing Press, 2003), Metaphor-phosis (Balboa Press, 2012), Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Vol I & II (with Michael Tierra, Lotus Press, 1998) and the East West Courses of Planteary Herbology (with Michael Tierra). She lectures throughout the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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