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Herbal Energetics: Learn How Herbs Work Within Your Body


Designed for the beginning herbalist, this course will help you understand Herbal Energetics? - Why and How to use Herbs.

As Alternative Health goes mainstream the need to understand these alternatives has increased. Natural doesn't always mean Safe. Just because herbs are natural - you must not automatically assume that they are safe for you. No two people are alike and according to your body's individual needs some herbs could cause a health problem. In this course you will examine the Basic Concept of Disease, the Elemental Models and the Degree of Action that herbs take within the body along with the different herb types and applications.

This course will help you to understand the basic concept of disease and how to choose which herbs (that you hear about in the national news) are right for you. I will also offer you links to items on the web that will add to your knowledge of Alternative Health options. Feel free to copy and print the charts provided in this class for your personal use.


By performing satisfactorily (90% or better) on the final exam.


By the end of the course, students should possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Learn the difference between Natural Medicine and Orthodox Medicine.
  • Be able to identify different herb forms.
  • Be able to discuss the nutritional benefit of herbs and have a good understanding of how they act within the body.
  • An understanding of the main body systems and which key herbs best support them.
  • Will be able to expand on the forces of Yin/Yang through the Western "Four Element" model; Hot & Cold and Wet & Dry. These learned theories will expand your understanding of herb energies or their direction of action.
  • Obtain an understanding of plant personalities and their therapeutic uses.
  • Have the ability to put together a general three-step herb therapy program with the ability to choose a maintenance, acute illness or chronic illness approach.
  • An understanding of the Nature of Disease ( not just the symptoms ) the balance or harmony/disharmony between our constitution and the environment.

course quick facts
course code DED236
cost $65.00
estimated time to
complete course
20 Hours
course materials
4 Weeks

Karyl L. Sellinger has been in the herb business since 1992 and owned an Herb Shop in Kennesaw, GA for 8 years. Her shop offered herbs, vitamins, homeopathic, aromatherapy oils and blends, Indian (ear) cones, books and more. She is a frequent speaker/author on herbs and has spoken/written for Kennestone Hospitals Huffer& Puffers outpatient group, and teaches iridology (reading the eye) to help her customers better understand their individual constitutions.