Course Description

Creating Effective Herbal Formulas

For herbalists a well-crafted herbal formula can have some advantages over single herbs. For one thing, they are often easier for beginners to get results with. Single herbs are more like a rifle and formulas are more like a shot gun when it comes to targeting solutions for health problems in the body.

Like a rifle, a single herb has a lot of power, but you have to know how to aim it properly to hit the target. Single herbs work best when the person’s overall condition matches the overall characteristics of the herb. Like a shotgun, however, a formula may not hit the target with as much concentrated force, but your aim doesn’t have to be as good. This is because an herbal formula combines many herbs that work on multiple causes of a problem.

In this module, Thomas Easley will discuss strategies for designing herbal formulas and for evaluating existing herbal formulas. Through this you will not only learn how to create your own formulas, but how to use other’s formulas more effectively.

This module is 2 classes, averaging 2 hours each.

All of the classes are recorded from a webinar series. The recordings, handouts and resources, are available in the online classroom. Students will have access for a minimum of three years to all materials.

Clinical Herbalist

Thomas Easley

Thomas Easley is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, co-author of Modern Herbal Medicine and the Modern Herbal Dispensatory and Director of the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Session 1 - The Basis of Formulation

    • Formulation 101

    • Session 1 Recording

  • 2

    Session 2 - Exploring Useful Pairs and Classic Formulas

    • Session 2 Handouts

    • Session 2 Recording

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