Herbal Medicine for Professionals - Fall 2019

taught by Sam Coffman
Buy $530.00
Sam Coffman
Sam Coffman
Lead Instructor

About the Instructor

Sam has worked as a clinical herbalist for over 15 years, is the founder of The Human Path, and is also a former U.S. Special Forces Medic.  

This was the start of a long journey into the world of plant medicine for Sam, and after thousands of clinical hours as both a medic on teams and in military emergency rooms, as well as working with herbs throughout following decades, Sam’s primary goal has become the creation of an integrative medical model that embraces both vitalistic and mechanistic aspects of herbalism into a collaboration with orthodox and energetic models of diagnosis and treatment.

The HMP 12-week course is our foundations course that lays the groundwork for advancing to clinical studies, emergency medicine, family herbalism & more with a thorough approach to working with plant medicine.

This course covers:

Introduction to Herbology – Vitalistic and Mechanistic overview
How to study plant medicine
Introduction to Clinical Skills
Tincture Making (fresh and dried)
Hands-on home exercise: Percolation Tincture Making
Lymphatic and Immune System Physiology and Herbs
Gastrointestinal Physiology and Herbs
Materia Medica (Online Herb Walks) – covers approximately 100 herbs throughout the course.
Botany and Wildcrafting
Introduction to Forest Gardening and growing medicinal herbs
The Business of Herbalism (how to legally protect yourself)
Post-disaster and remote herbalism
Clinic and Apothecary setup and function
Student Case Studies and Herbs (Some examples of past case studies include: Hiatal Hernias, Gallstones, Chronic Digestive Issues, COPD, and Respiratory Infections)
Upper and Lower Respiratory System Physiology and Herbs
Hands-on home exercise: Respiratory Syrup Making
Herbal First Aid – Poultices, plasters, capsules, primitive poultices, castor oil poultices
Wound Healing Physiology and Herbs
Herbs for Pain, Nervines
Hands-on home exercise: Salve Making –Fresh & Dried, Ethyl vs. Pure Oil Salves
Upper and Lower Respiratory System Physiology and Herbs
Upper and Lower Urinary Tract Physiology and Herbs
Weekly Quizzes/Assignments
Group Discussions


Course Contents

50.0 hrs

Course Curriculum