Herbal Studies and Favorite Links

American Herb Association
PO Box 1673, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-265-9552

Web Site: http://www.ahaherb.com

The American Herb Association promotes the understanding and ecological use of medicinal herbs and aromatherapy. Membership is open to anyone interested in herbalism and includes a 20-page quarterly newsletter written by well-known, professional herbalists.

Dandelion Herbal Center

For more information visit: http://www.dandelionherb.com 

Jane Bothwell, offers classes and field trips for herb students ranging from the beginner, interested primarily in basic herbal crafting techniques to advanced students seeking to
enhance their careers in complementary medicine.

Jane’s lifelong love affair with medicinal plants finds a perfect setting in the magnificent coastal mountains of Northern California. From pristine tidepools to lush wetlands and the sacred majesty of local redwoods, students are blessed with a glorious abundance of herbs to admire and study.

The school is located adjacent to Jane’s home near Arcata, California. When Jane herself isn’t teaching, she hosts an exciting array of guest teachers.

Upcoming teachers include Christopher Hobbs, Cascade Anderson-Geller, Candis Cantin, David Hoffman, Feather Jones, Lynda Emanshowski and several other expert herbalists, each offering their unique vision.


Ethnoherbalist provides reviews of the cultural history and science behind plant based medicines.


In the interest of preserving wild plants, EthnoHerbalist is also actively involved in the conservation of public lands and wilderness in the United States.

For more information you may visit: http://www.ethnoherbalist.com

Happy News- http://www.happynews.com

Tired of the negative news the media seems to dwell on these days?

We searched for web sites that had positive and uplifting news and this is the best one we found.


Living Awareness Institute

Kami’s work is focused on sustainable wellness practices and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world. She empowers people to use herbal medicine in their daily lives for home wellness care. Kami has also helped thousands of women to love their menstrual cycle with her menstrual health classes.

Created Living Awareness Institute in 1995 with the mission of helping to inspire a culture of love and respect for the earth

Developed and taught herbal curriculum for the Complimentary Medicine Department at the University of California School of Nursing

Adjunct faculty, created and taught herbal curriculum for the Integrative Health Studies Masters’ Degree program at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Created and taught Womb Wisdom courses in the Women’s Spirituality Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies

27 years of experience inspiring people to use herbs in their daily lives for cooking, gardening, skin care, stress reduction and preventive health

Created Women’s Wisdom curriculum to empower women to understand and deeply care for their menstrual cycle and female health

Herbal medicine instructor at: College of Marin, Napa Junior College, Solano College, American River College

The web site is: http://www.livingawareness.com.

Sage Mountain Herbs

The web site is: http://www.sagemountain.com.

Rosemary Gladstar is, literally, a star figure in the field of modern herbalism, internationally renowned for her technical knowledge and stewardship in the global herbalist community. She has been learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years and is the author of eleven books. Her work includes Medicinal Herbs, a Beginners Guide, Herbal Healing for Women, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, and The Science and Art of Herbalism, an extensive in depth home study course. She lives and works from her home, Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary — a 500-acre botanical preserve she founded in Central Vermont. She is also the Founding President of United Plant Savers, director of The New England Women’s Herbal Conference and founder and past director of the International Herb Symposium.

The School of Natural Healing

Web Site: http://www.snh.cc

The School of Natural Healing was founded in 1953 by Dr. John R. Christopher.  Since that time, thousands of students have taken classes with this school.  The web site gives information on the various correspondence courses offered by The School of Natural Healing.  


United Plant Savers

Web Site: http://www.unitedplantsavers.org        

These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists. We are witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its way into the "main stream" of America, it is eliciting a unique set of problems and concerns. Where once only a small handful of people wildcrafted plants in the wild, ever increasing numbers are now heading to the hills.

Where once herbal enterprises were few and far between, now the competition often forces one to focus on the need for larger production and greater diversity of herbal products, thus utilizing more plant resources. Furthermore, other countries with an uninterrupted tradition of herbal healing are experiencing a severe shortage of medicinal plants and look to the North American continent for supplying these herbs. This increased usage along with habitat destruction is causing an ever-increasing shortage of plant resources, including some of our most treasured medicinal species.

Our work, the work of United Plant Savers, is to research, educate and protect in the interests of our plants and their habitats. We hope that you will join us in this worthwhile and important mission

Phone: 707-839-4101