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Dr Terry Willard

What kind of magic and mystery do herbalists get up to? The image of pots brewing, cupboards overflowing with roots - like mandrakes from mystical places, and self-knowledge come mind, but how does one make the magical world of plants come to everyday life and kitchens?

Dr. Terry Willard, founder of Wild Rose College, has studied and taught about plants for over 30 years and is a world renowned herbalist. He weaves entertaining stories of myth, lore, science and more into his lessons, which have been part of his herbalist diploma programs since the 80's.

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WRC - Herbology 1

By Dr Terry Willard

The Herbology 1 Course combines twentieth century scientific and clinical experience with traditional natural methods of health maintenance. Guest Teacher, Blaine Andrusek shows how utilizing the best of both sources of knowledge can provide safe and effective natural remedies. Whether you’re looking to treat a common flu, hay fever, or migraine, Andrusek discusses therapeutic uses of many major herbs used in western herbology. This course is designed for both the student interested in complimentary medicine as a career and for those who desire this knowledge for personal reasons.
 
This course includes a free downloadable copy of Dr. Terry Willard’s Textbook of Modern Herbology
 
The Herbology 1 Course offered with BodyMind Institute is required for the Master, Clinical and Wholistic Diploma Programs.

Take a look at the Diploma Program Course Requirements for Wild Rose College.

See FAQ for more information on the Diploma Programs, or contact Wild Rose College of Natural Health. coordinators@wrc.net

 

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Table of content

Welcome to the Wild Rose College Herbology I course. This course discusses the actions and therapeutic uses of many major herbs used in western herbology. This course is fun and interactive and will leave you feeling excited about applying the many uses of herbal formulas to your life.

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Herbology I - Introduction
 
Lesson 1 - Plant Identification and Classification
 
Lesson 2 - Some Biochemical Mysteries
 
Lesson 3 - The Digestive System and Tonics
 
Lesson 4 - Physiology of Blood and Stimulants
 
Lesson 5 - Elimination and Diaphoretics
 
Lesson 6 - The Kidneys, the Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics
 
Lesson 7 - The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents
 
Lesson 8 - The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics
 
Lesson 9 - The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics
 
Lesson 10 - The Defense System of the Body, Alteratives and Antiscorbutics
 
Lesson 11 - The Lymphatic System and Astringents
 
Lesson 12 - The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues
 
Lesson 13 - The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems
 
Lesson 14 - Additional Herbs
 
Lesson 15 - Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 1
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 1
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 1
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 1
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents - Part 1
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 1
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 1
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 1
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 1
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 1
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 1
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 1
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 1
 
Additional Herbs - Part 1
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 1
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 1
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 2
 
Plant Identification and Classification
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 2
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 2
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 2
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents - Part 2
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 2
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 2
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 2
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 2
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 2
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 2
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 2
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 2
 
Additional Herbs - Part 2
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 2
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 2
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 3
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 3
 
The Digestive System and Tonics
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 3
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 3
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents - Part 3
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 3
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 3
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 3
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 3
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 3
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 3
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 3
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 3
 
Additional Herbs - Part 3
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 3
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 3
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 4
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 4
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 4
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 4
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents - Part 4
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 4
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 4
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 4
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 4
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 4
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 4
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 4
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 4
 
Additional Herbs - Part 4
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 4
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 4
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 5
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 5
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 5
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 5
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents - Part 5
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 5
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 5
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 5
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 5
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 5
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 5
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 5
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 5
 
Additional Herbs - Part 5
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 5
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 5
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 6
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 6
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 6
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 6
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents - Part 6
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 6
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 6
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 6
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 6
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 6
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 6
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 6
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 6
 
Additional Herbs - Part 6
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 6
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 6
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 7
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 7
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 7
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 7
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents - Part 7
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 7
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 7
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 7
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 7
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 7
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 7
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 7
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 7
 
Additional Herbs - Part 7
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 7
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 7
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 8
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 8
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 8
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 8
 
The Lymphatic System and Astringents - Part 8
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 8
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 8
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 8
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 8
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 8
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 8
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 8
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 8
 
Additional Herbs - Part 8
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 8
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 8
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 9
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 9
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 9
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 9
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 9
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 9
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 9
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 9
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 9
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 9
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 9
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 9
 
Additional Herbs - Part 9
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs - Part 9
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 9
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 10
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 10
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 10
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 10
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 10
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 10
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 10
 
The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics - Part 10
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 10
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 10
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 10
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 10
 
Additional Herbs - Part 10
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 10
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 11
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 11
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 11
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 11
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 11
 
The Kidneys, Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics - Part 11
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 11
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 11
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 11
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 11
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 11
 
Additional Herbs - Part 11
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 11
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 12
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 12
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 12
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 12
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 12
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 12
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 12
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 12
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues
 
The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues - Part 12
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 12
 
Additional Herbs - Part 12
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 12
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 13
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 13
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 13
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 13
 
Elimination and Diaphoretics - Part 13
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 13
 
The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics - Part 13
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 13
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 13
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 13
 
Introduction and Some Biochemical Mysteries - Part 14
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 14
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 14
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 14
 
The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents - Part 14
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 14
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 14
 
Additional Herbs
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments - Part 14
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 15
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 15
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 15
 
The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems - Part 15
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 15
 
Your Own Herbal Formulations, Drying and Collecting Herbs
 
Plant Identification and Classification - Part 16
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 16
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 16
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 16
 
Overview of Topics for Final Paper: Various Conditions and Treatments
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 17
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 17
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 17
 
The Digestive System and Tonics - Part 18
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 18
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 18
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 19
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 19
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 20
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 20
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 21
 
The Defense System of the Body: Alteratives and Antiscorbutics - Part 21
 
The Physiology of Blood and Stimulants - Part 22
 
Herbology Book - Table of Contents
 
Herbology Book - Introduction
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 1
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 2
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 3
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 4
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 5
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 6
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 7
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 8
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 9
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 10
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 11
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 12
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 13
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 14
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 15
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 16
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 17
 
Herbology Book - Chapter 18
 
Herbology Book - Appendix
 
Herbology Book - Index
 

Herbology 1 is a requirement for the following Wild Rose College Diploma Programs excluding Practical Herbalist.

The Herbology 1 course offered with BodyMind Institute is required for the Master, Clinical and Wholistic Diploma Programs. See FAQ for more information on the Diploma Programs, or contact Wild Rose College of Natural Health. coordinators@wrc.net

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  • What is the Practical Herbalist Diploma program?

  • The Practical Herbalist Diploma program consists of the first year of study in the Master and Clinical Herbalist programs. This series of courses, including Herbology I and II, serves to prepare students for work within the health food industry, herb cultivation and processing.

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  • How long does the program take?

  • Most students finish the Practical Herbalist Diploma program in 1 year. Some students take as long as 3 years. Wild Rose Diploma programs are highly flexible in their delivery options to allow the student time to have a part-time job while attending school.

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  • What are the requirements to begin a Wild Rose College Diploma program?

  • It is recommended that students hold a high school diploma if they intend to undertake the Practical Herbalist program. Basic English competency is expected.

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  • Does previous education count?

  • The College recognizes University and College level science courses for transfer credit, however all herbal components must be completed through Wild Rose College. Herbal education received elsewhere will be considered on an individual basis.

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  • What does the Master Herbalist learn?

  • Graduates of this program will attain extensive herbal knowledge, together with a comprehensive understanding of the functions of the human body and the effects of single and combined herbs and their modes of action. Students will also learn methods of assessing current health status and administering and monitoring the effectiveness of appropriate herbal remedies. The Master Herbalist program also provides course work in complementary healing modalities including Traditional Chinese Medicine and Iridology. Practice in botany, plant identification, wildcrafting and medicine making is also included.

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  • How long does the Master Herbalist Diploma program take?

  • Most students finish the Master Herbalist Diploma program in 2 years. Some students take as long as 4 years, and some finish in as little as 1.5 years. Wild Rose Diploma programs are highly flexible in their delivery options to allow the student time to have a part-time job while attending school.

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  • What about course delivery options: Correspondence? Classroom? On-Line?

  • Students have the option of completing courses through in-class instruction,correspondence and on-line when available. Some courses are available only by correspondence and some courses are available only in the classroom.

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  • What is Clinical Herbalism?

  • Clinical herbal medicine is the use of medicinal plants, nutritional science, and time-honoured health practices in a clinical environment, assisting the client to overcome illness and regain health.

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  • What does a Clinical Herbalist do?

  • A Clinical Herbalist uses several methods to assess the health status of a client, including case history, physical examination, and interpretation of lab results, as well as several other highly specialized techniques such as pulse and tongue diagnosis, and iridology.

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  • What is the Clinical Herbalist Diploma Program?

  • The Clinical Herbalist Diploma program at Wild Rose College provides for all of the training and skills the successful candidate will need to establish a practice in wholistic healthcare.

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  • How long does the Clinical Herbalist Diploma program take?

  • Most students finish the Clinical Herbalist Diploma program in 3 years. Some students take as long as 5 years, and some finish in as little as 2.5 years. Wild Rose Diploma programs are highly flexible in their delivery options to allow the student time to have a part-time job while attending school.

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  • What is the Wholistic Therapist Diploma program?

  • The Wholistic Therapist Diploma Program is an ideal program for those students who want the opportunity to personalize their studies while acquiring fundamentals in Herbology, Nutrition and Iridology. This program requires students to complete foundation courses while gaining additional knowledge and skills in complementary healing possibilities. In combination with assessment tools such as Iridology, and a repertoire of counselling skills, Wholistic Therapist graduates may work with clients to determine their unique situation and make appropriate recommendations.

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  • How long does the Wholistic Therapist Diploma program take?

  • Most students finish the Wholistic Therapist Diploma program in 2 years. Some students take as long as 4 years, and some finish in as little as 1.5 years. Wild Rose Diploma programs are highly flexible in their delivery options to allow the student time to have a part-time job while attending school.

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Dr. Terry Willard, Cl.H., Ph.D. is recognized as one of North America’s leading Clinical Herbalists. For over thirty-five years he has been an active practitioner and teacher, director of the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, is in the Canadian Health Food Association’s Hall of Fame and is the author of twelve books. Terry's latest book is Flower Essence: Emotional Alchemy and Spiritual Evolution.

Terry lives on an organic herb farm on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, outside Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He currently serves as the President of the Alberta Association of Herbal Practitioners, on the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. He has been elected to a three-year term on the Federal Government’s NHP-PAC board to consult on product licensing by the government.

Follow Dr. Terry Willard's blog at www.drterrywillard.com or check him out on twitter.

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