Course Description



This self-directed medicine making class is designed to be useful for the absolute beginner and the seasoned herbal practitioner alike. The basics are well covered, and in addition you will learn advanced techniques for making potent herbal medicines. 


Join Thomas while he teaches everything from maceration to soxlet extraction. You will also learn the art of herbal formulation by body systems, and how to make the most of your materials by creating concentrated medicines.


Course Includes:

  • 35 videos on medicine making and 15 videos on formulation, along with handouts on each of the 50 lessons.
  • A live Q&A session every other month with Thomas
  • An extensive collection of herbal recipes, from medicinal wines to healing body butters.
  • An online discussion forum where you can communicate with students and staff
  • Lifetime access to our online classroom, containing all class materials.


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Class fees

  • General registration fee paid in full is $449, or a monthly payment of $55 for 10 months.


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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

    The Foundations

  • 2

    Oils, salves and balms

    • Medicinal Oils

    • Making Salves and Balms

    • The Application of Topical Herbs

    • Handouts: The Application of Topical Herbs

    • Course Guide Chapter 2

  • 3

    Percolation Extraction

    • Making Your Percolation Cone and Drip Valve

    • Packing Your Percolation Cone

    • Course Guide Chapter 3

  • 4

    Formulation 101

    • Key Herbs, Supporting Herbs, Balancing Herbs, and Catalyst

    • Handouts: Formulation 101

    • Chapter 3 Percolations and Formulation

  • 5

    Formulation for the Gut

    • Formulation for the Gut Part 1 and Gut Healing Tea

    • Formulation for the Gut Part 2 and Digestive Bitters

    • Formulation for the Gut Part 1

    • Formulation for the Gut Part 2

    • Course Guide Chapter 4 Part 1

    • Course Guide Chapter 4 Part 2

  • 6

    Formulation for the Nervous System

    • Nerve Tonics and Sedatives - Herbs for Stress and Anxiety

    • Formulation for Depression

    • Formulation for Stress and Anxiety Handouts

    • Formulation for Depression Handouts

    • Chapter 5 Formulation for the Nervous System

  • 7

    Soxhlet Extracts

    • Setting up your Soxhlet

    • Where To Get Your Soxhlet Equipment

    • The Best Herbs for Soxhlet Extraction

    • Chapter 6 Soxlet Extracts

  • 8

    Powdered Concentrates

    • Tea Powder and Tincture Powder Concentrates Part 1

    • Tea Powder and Tincture Powder Concentrates Part 2

    • Chapter 7 Powdered Concentrates

  • 9

    Formulation for Inflammation

    • Anti-Inflammatory Formulas

    • Formulation for Inflammation Handout

    • Chapter 8 Formulation for Inflammation

  • 10

    Electuaries

    • Electuaries and Medicinal Paste

    • Electuary Recipes

    • Chapter 9 Electuaries

  • 11

    Formulation for the Urinary System

    • Urinary Antiseptic and Kidney Tonic Formulas

    • Urinary Formulation PDF

    • Chapter 10 Formulation for the Urinary System

  • 12

    Solid extracts

    • Making Solid Extracts

    • Chapter 11 Making Solid Extracts

  • 13

    Formulation for the Cardiovascular System

    • Cardiac Tonic and Vascular Formulas

    • Formulation for the Cardiovascular System

    • Chapter 12 Formulation for the Cardiovascular System

  • 14

    Herbal Syrups

    • How to Make Herbal Syrups

    • Syrup Recipes

    • Chapter 13 Herbal Syrups

  • 15

    Formulation for the Respiratory System

    • Expectorant Formulation

    • Formulation for the Respiratory System PDF

    • Nasal Sprays and Irrigation Solutions

    • Chapter 14 Formulation for the Respiratory System

  • 16

    Herbal Lozenges

    • How to Make Herbal Lozenges

    • Chapter 15 Herbal Lozenges

  • 17

    Formulation for the Lymphatic System

    • Alterative Formulas

    • Alteratives

    • Chapter 16 Formulation for the Lymphatic System

  • 18

    Formulation for the Immune System

    • Bacterial Infection Formulas

    • Bacterial Infection Formulas

    • Viral Infection Formulas

    • Viral Infection Formulas

    • Fungal Infection Formulas

    • Fungal Infection Formulas

    • Chapter 17 Formulation for the Immune System

  • 19

    Oral Care

    • Making Tooth Powders and Mouthwash

    • Happy Mouth Recipes

    • Chapter 8 Oral Care

  • 20

    Herbal Vinegars

    • How to Make Herbal Vinegars

    • Chapter 19 Herbal Vinegars

  • 21

    Formulation for the Structural System

    • Topicals for Muscle and Joint Pain

    • Topical Applications PDF

    • Formulas for Pain

    • Pain Formulas PDF

    • Chapter 20 Formulation for the Structural System

  • 22

    Herbal Wines

    • Making and Using Herbal Wines

    • Chapter 21 Herbal Wines

  • 23

    Uncommon Preperations

    • Making Suppositories and Pessaries

    • Suppository and Pessary Recipes

    • Chapter 22 Uncommon Preparations

  • 24

    Capsules and Honey Pills

    • How to Encapsulate Herbs and Make Honey Pills

    • Chapter 23 Capsules and Honey Pills

  • 25

    Distilling Hydrosols and Essential Oils

    • Setting Up Your Distiller and Using Hydrosols

    • Chapter 24 Distilling Hydrosols and Essential Oils

  • 26

    Concentrating Tinctures

    • Making 1:1 Fluid Extracts

    • Vacuum Distillation

    • Propylene Glycol Chiller

    • Setting Up A Condenser

    • Vacuum Experiments

    • Chapter 25 Concentrating Tinctures

  • 27

    Essences

    • Making Flower Essences

    • Chapter 26 Flower Essences

  • 28

    Additional Topical Preperations

    • Making Liniments

    • Making Creams

    • Chapter 27 Liniments Lotions and Creams

  • 29

    Spagyrics

    • Making Spagyric Extracts

    • Chapter 28 Spagyrics

  • 30

    Good Manufacturing Principles

    • GMP's Overview Part 1

    • GMP's Overview Part 2

    • GMP's Overview Part 3

    • GMP's Overview Part 4

    • GMP Resources

  • 31

    Appendix: Alcohol Dilution Charts

    • Appendix

  • 32

    Tips, Tricks, and Equipment

    • Pressing Herbal Macerations

    • Lab Scissor Jack

    • Heat Sources, Crock Pots, and Metal Bead Baths

    • Lab Stands

  • 33

    Stainless Tri-Clamp

    • Basic Tri-clamp Setup

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