Botanical Medicine Movement!

Shift, Evolve, and Transform Your Life with Wild Herbs!

Botanical Medicine Movement is a 16-week course that connects your body to the earth through the healing power of plants.

It is the only herbal program that focuses predominantly on wild herbs!

BOTANICAL MEDICINE MOVEMENT COVERS:

  • THE FOUNDATIONS OF HERBALISM

  • FORAGING WILD HERBS AND FOOD

  • MEDICINE MAKING

  • MEDICAL BOTANY

  • HERBS FOR THE URINARY, RESPIRATORY, IMMUNE, CIRCULATORY, & DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS

  • BODY AND EARTH MEDITATIONS

Connect with Wild Herbs and Become an Ambassador for your Body and the Earth!

BOTANICAL MEDICINE MOVEMENT OUTLINE

MODULE 1

BOTANY, FERNS AND THE FERN ALLIES, PINE AND CEDAR FAMILY, PLANT INTUITIVE MEDICINE.

Your journey into the healing world of plants begins with the ferns, the oldest group of plants on the Earth! Learn medicinal ferns and connect with their medicine. After the ferns, you will study wild coniferous trees, including pine, cedar, and bald cypress. You will learn how these "naked seed" trees are used for medicine worldwide and work with their medicine at home.

MODULE 2

MAGNOLIA, BAY, AND THE LIZARD'S TAIL FAMILY, HERBS FOR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, HERBAL VINEGARS.

Your journey into the healing plant world will continue with the peaceful and nurturing Magnolia Family (Magnoliaceae), followed by the aromatic Bay (Lauraceae) and Lizard's Tail (Saururaceae) Family. No matter where you live....these plants are nearby.

MODULE 3

ASTER , ROSE, AND PEA FAMILY, HERBS FOR THE IMMUNE AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM. HERBAL TINCTURES.

Learn all the medicinal and edible plants in three of the most important plant families worldwide. Learn how to make tinctures and learn supportive herbs for the immune and respirotory system.

MODULE 4

SPIDERWORT AND DAYFLOWER FAMILY, CARROT AND PLANTAIN FAMILY, HERBS FOR THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. INFUSED HERBAL OILS, SALVES, AND FACIAL CREAMS.

Learn how to calm and soothe the nervous system with herbs. During Module 4, you will be challenged to make an herbal infused oil and salve from herbs you foraged during the course.

MODULE 5

MUSTARD FAMILY, HERBS FOR THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, AND HERBAL SYRUPS.

In this module, you will learn some of the fall and winter wild mustard herbs, you will learn how to improve the circulatory system with herbs, and learn how to make herbal syrups.

MODULE 6-BONUS

HERBS FOR WOMEN, MEN, AND THE LIVER, AND STEAM DISTILLATION.

Learn how to support the female reproductive system and how to gracefully enter into menopause. Learn male supportive herbs. Learn the art of steam distillation.

Restore Your Health! Join Botanical Medicine Movement!

Course opens September 2023

What You Will Get From This Program:

  • A solid foundation in Botany so you can confidently forage on your own after the course ends.

  • Weekly challenges to keep you engaged throughout the 16 weeks.

  • A foundation in Traditional Herbalism so you can heal yourself and your family.

  • You will be able to work with underused herbs and discover new ways to connect with forgotten herbs!

  • You will learn how to make infusions and decoctions, herbal vinegars, herbal tinctures, and herbal oils, salves, and facial cream.

Instructor(s)

April Punsalan

Botanist, Ethnobotanist, Herbalist, & Plant Whisper

April Punsalan's calling and purpose in life is to protect plant diversity, restore the sacred connection between humans and plants, and to increase the health and vitality of people with primarily native plants. April builds a solid curriculum for Yahola Herbal School by pulling from 24 years of plant experience (Horticulture Degree, Traditional Herbalism Certificate, Bachelor of Science in Botany, Master of Science in Botany, and thousands of hours of independent ethnobotanical research and self-practice. She serves as a voice for plants and is here to help you connect with the green friends you need for health, vitality, and wellness. Medicine is everywhere.

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Testimonials

“I was able to replace all of my purchased herbs from big companies with native plant medicine. If you are on the fence about taking this course, you have to take it because April's soul and connection with the plants is unlike anything I have ever seen in anyone practicing herbal medicine and its been so freeing and it has given me so much confidence and love for these plants.”

Kristin Morrell, Registered Dietitian

“You will be able to find so many gifts, plants, after taking this course to nourish yourself and your family with wild food and medicine. ”

Jessica Cahoon, The Naked Flower

“I have learned so much from Botanical Medicine Movement and I am so grateful for all of the knowledge I gained. Though April’s help, I was able to bring the information I leaned and apply it to where I was living in Guatemala! I’m sad the course is over but I will continue to apply what I have gained from this course to my herbalism practice everyday. April is an amazing teacher and I encourage everyone who loves plants to take a course from her; her knowledge and love for our native land is beautiful.”

Adeline Rawl