Course curriculum

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    Welcome!

    • HMP: Start Here

    • Welcome to the course! READ THIS FIRST!

    • Syllabus - HMP Fall 2021

    • Live Class Schedule/Zoom Link - HMP Fall 2021

    • Download Instructions

    • Resource - Herbal Packet Checklist

    • Slack Homework Submission Instructions

    • Handout: Final Review Challenge

    • Resource: Materia Medica Notes

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    Week 1 Handouts

    • Study Guide: Week 1 - Part 1

    • Resource: Week 1 - Book List

    • Resource: Week 1 - Herbal Medic Basic Terms to Know

    • Study Guide: Week 1 - Part 2

    • Resource: Week 1 - Equipment, Supplies and Herbs

    • Resource: Week 1 - Herbal First Aid Kit Trauma Formulas and Simples

    • Resource: Week 1 - Herbal First Aid Kit Trauma Formulas and Simples

    • Resource: Week 1 - Death By Medicine

    • Resource: Week 1 - Freakonomics - Bad Medicine Podcast Links

    • Review Quiz: Introduction to Herbalism for Beginners

    • Resource: Week 1- Questions

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    Week 1 Course Materials, Part 1

    • Slides: Week 1, Part 1

    • Video - W1-1A: Course Introduction (8:45)

    • Video - W1-1B: Course General Subjects (16:18)

    • Video - W1-1C: Herbal Nomenclature, Toxicity & Dosage (8:12)

    • Video - W1-1D: Administering Herbs, Getting Herbs to the tissues (4:56)

    • Video - W1-1E: Vitalism in Herbalism (4:49)

    • Video - W1-1F: Concepts of Health & Healing (8:06)

    • Video - W1-1G: An Example of making an herbal formulation (11:18)

    • Materia Medica Video: W1-1H - Zanthoxylum spp (Prickly Ash) (17:50)

    • Materia Medica Video: W1-1I - Verbascum thapsus (Mullein) (6:55)

    • Materia Medica Video: W1-1J - Marrubium vulgare (White Horehound) (5:21)

    • Materia Medica Video: W1-1K - Asclepius tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) (6:56)

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    Week 1 Course Materials, Part 2

    • Slides: Week 1, Part 2

    • Video - W1-2A: Equipment for making herbal medicine: Containers (6:48)

    • Video - W1-2B: Equipment for making herbal medicine: Grinders/Mixers (13:09)

    • Video - W1-2C: Equipment for making herbal medicine: Alcohol (10:45)

    • Video - W1-2D: Equipment for making herbal medicine: Solvents & Carriers (11:49)

    • Video - W1-2E: Equipment for making herbal medicine: Kitchen Tools (5:13)

    • Video - W1-2F: Introduction to herbalism licensing (6:23)

    • Video - W1-2G: Licensing, Part 2 (10:12)

    • Video - W1-2H: Licensing, Part 3 (7:15)

    • Video - W1-2I: Protecting yourself by correct use of verbiage (3:38)

    • Video - W1-2J: Legal Self-protection & certifications (15:55)

    • Video - W1-2K: An Introduction to Herbal First Aid (3:00)

    • Materia Medica Video: W1-2L - Asclepius asperula (Antelope Horns (6:23)

    • Video - Materia Medica Video: W1-2M - Usnea spp. (Old Mans Beard) (10:19)

    • Video - Materia Medica Video: W1-2N - Symphytum officinale (Comfrey) (8:21)

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    Week 1 - Live Q&A Recording

    • Video: Live Class 1 - Video Recording (1:50:21)

    • Video: Live Cass 1 - Audio Recording (1:50:21)

    • Chat Transcript: Live Class 1

    • Slides: Live Class 1 - Black and White

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    Week 2 Handouts

    • Resource: Week 2 - Wildcrafting Tips/Ethics

    • Resource: Week 2 - Forest Gardening

    • Resource: Week 2 -Part 1 - Study Guide

    • Resource: Week 2 - Part 2 - Study Guide

    • Resource: Week 2 - Mind Map Example

    • Resource: Week 2 - Death By Medicine

    • Resource: Week 2 - Generic Club Membership Form

    • Resource: Week 2 - Generic Disclaimer Form

    • Resource: Week 2 - Licensing for Herbalists

    • Resource: Week 2 - GMP Concepts

    • Resource: Week 2 - Herbal Actions Matrix

    • Resource: Week 2 - Herbal Actions Matrix (Editable)

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    Week 2 Course Materials, Part 1

    • Slides: Week 2, Part 1

    • Video - HMPW2-1A: Student questions on contraindications (8:14)

    • Video - HMPW2-1B: Student questions on plant families & medicinal usage (5:15)

    • Video - HMPW2-1C: Herbal First Aid In Post-Disasters (21:16)

    • Video - HMPW2-1D: Herbal First Aid in Post-Disasters, Examples of (2:26)

    • Video - HMPW2-1E: Wildcrafting (15:14)

    • Video - HMPW2-1F: Growing Medicinal Herbs (10:14)

    • Video - HMPW2-1G: Soil Health for Medicinals (6:29)

    • Video - HMPW2-1H: Turning soil into medicine: composting (5:02)

    • Video - HMPW2-1I: Forest Gardening (13:26)

    • Video - HMPW2-1J: Garden Clustering, Planning (5:25)

    • Video - Materia Medica Video: HMPW2-1K - Plantago spp. (10:33)

    • Video - Materia Medica Video: HMPW2-1L - Althaea officinalis (7:12)

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    Week 2 Course Materials, Part 2

    • Slides: Week 2, Part 2

    • Video - HMPW2-2A: Mind Mapping Herbalism (9:47)

    • Video - HMPW2-2B: Herbal Actions Matrix (19:33)

    • Video - HMPW2-2C: Lymph & Immune System Intro (12:07)

    • Video - HMPW2-2D: Immune System: Innate vs. Adaptive (3:01)

    • Video - HMPW2-2E: Setting up the Immune System to work with herbs (5:02)

    • Video - HMPW2-2F: Lymph & Herbs (8:01)

    • Video - HMPW2-2G: Making a Lymph Herbal Formula (3:27)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW2-2H - Malva neglecta (common mallow) (7:37)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW2-2I - Achillea millefolium (yarrow) (6:54)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW2-2J - Lobelia inflata (lobelia) (12:20)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW2-2K - Lycopus virginicus (bugleweed) (4:14)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW2-2L - Vaccinium myrtillis (billbery) (9:08)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW2-2M - Phytolacca americana (poke) (4:55)

    • Materia Medica Video; HMPW2-2N - Arctium lappa (burdock) (7:50)

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    Week 2 - Review Quiz

    • Week 2 - Review Quiz

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    Week 2 - Live Q&A Recording

    • Video: Live Class 2 - Video Recording (1:15:16)

    • Video: Live Class 2 - Audio Recording (1:15:16)

    • Chat Transcript: Live Class 2

    • Slides: Live Class 2 - Black and White

    • Slides: Live Class 2 - Color

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    Week 3 - Handouts

    • Resource: Week 3 - Clinical Intake Form

    • Resource: Week 3, Part 1 - Study Guide

    • Resource: Week 3, Part 2 - Study Guide

    • Resource: Week 3 - Tannins And Alkaloids

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    Week 3 Course Materials, Part 1

    • Slides: Week 3, Part 1

    • Video - HMPW3-1A: Quiz review Part 1 (14:25)

    • Video - HMPW3-1B: Quiz review Part 2 (16:36)

    • Video - HMPW3-1C: Introduction to clinical history taking (10:53)

    • Video - HMPW3-1D: Clinical Skills (6:26)

    • Video - HMPW3-1E: Observation as a Clinican (2:59)

    • Video - HMPW3-1F: The Clinical Conversation, 'what brings you in today?' (4:34)

    • Video - HMPW3-1G: Taking the 'SAMPLE' history (12:58)

    • Video - HMPW3-1H: Building a Client History (9:11)

    • Video - HMPW3-1I: A SOAP note example (10:48)

    • Video - HMPW3-1J: An herbal plan of action, example (4:20)

    • Video - Materia Medica Video; HMPW3-1K - Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) (8:05)

    • Video - Materia Medica Video; HMPW3-1L - Iris versicolor (blue flag) (4:14)

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    Week 3 Course Materials, Part 2

    • Slides: Week 3, Part 2

    • Video - HMPW3-2A: Quick materia medica review (7:16)

    • Video - HMPW3-2B: Types of herbal preparations (3:26)

    • Video - HMPW3-2C: Tincture terminology & concepts (3:07)

    • Video - HMPW3-2D: Maceration Process for tincturing (9:12)

    • Video - HMPW3-2E: Maceration method for Glycerine & ACV (20:00)

    • Video - HMPW3-2F: Alcohol percentage ratios (9:47)

    • Video - HMPW3-2G: Percolation tincturing basics (3:14)

    • Video - HMPW3-2H: Ratios (6:34)

    • Video - HMPW3-2I: Standardized Extracts (7:57)

    • Video - HMPW3-2J: Percolation tincturing equipment (2:38)

    • Video - HMPW3-2K: Percolation method steps (9:09)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW3-2L - Zingiber officinale (ginger) (7:15)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW3-2M - Gentiana spp. (gentian) (7:01)

    • Materia Medica Video: HMPW3-2N - Allium sativum (garlic) (15:41)

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    Week 3 - Live Q&A Recording

    • Live Class 3 - Video Recording (1:23:05)

    • Live Class 3 - Audio Recording (1:23:05)

    • Live Class 3 - Chat

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    Week 3 - Review Quiz

    • Week 3 - Review Quiz

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    Week 3 - Step-By-Step Tutorial for Percolation Tincturing

    • Demo 1: Percolation Tincture Equipment

    • Demo 2: Percolation Pre-Grind

    • Demo 3: Quality of the Grind

    • Demo 4: Pre-Wetting the Herb

    • Demo 5: Make the Percolation Cone

    • Demo 6: Packing The Percolation Funnel

    • Demo 7: Alcohol Ratio & Drip Rate

    • Demo 8: Percolation Fine Tuning Adjustments

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    Week 4 - Handouts

    • Resource: Week 4, Part 1 - Study Guide

    • Resource: Week 4 - Items for Tincture Class

    • Resource: Mind Mapping Graphic of Constituent Solubility - Based on Lisa Ganora's Book

    • Resource: Week 4, Part 2 - Study Guide

    • Resource: Week 4 - Respiratory Herbs

    • Resource: Week 4 - Conversions for Herbalists

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    Week 4 - Course Materials, Part 1 & 2

    • Slides: Week 4, Part 1 & 2

    • Video - HMPW4-1A: Introduction to Upper Respiratory (6:57)

    • Video - HMPW4-1B: Introduction to Lower Respiratory (7:58)

    • Video - HMPW4-1C: Pneumothorax/Pleuritis/Physics of Respiration (2:47)

    • Video - HMPW4-1D: Mucous (11:21)

    • Video - HMPW4-1E: Mucous Continued (2:37)

    • Video - HMPW4-1F: Respiratory Infections (10:47)

    • Video - HMPW4-1G: Respiratory Infections Continued (13:18)

    • Video - HMPW4-1H: Respiratory Herbs (10:39)

    • Video - HMPW4-1I: Immune Supporting Herbs/Expectorants (11:14)

    • Video - HMPW4-1J: Bronchodilators/Black Walnut (14:17)

    • Video - HMPW4-1K: Artemesia (9:07)

    • Video - HMPW4-1L: Monarda (5:40)

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    Week 4 - Live Q&A Recording

    • Live Class 4 - Video Recording (1:41:03)

    • Live Class 4 - Audio Recording (1:41:03)

    • Live Class 4 - Chat

    • Live Class 4 - Slides B&W

    • Live Class 4 - Slides Color

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    Week 5 - Handouts

    • Resource: Week 5, Part 1 - Study Guide

    • Resource: Week 5 - Immune Physiology of the Mucosa

    • Resource: Week 5, Part 2 - Study Guide

    • Resource: Week 5 - Case Study Format

    • Resource: Week 5: First Aid for Venomous Bites

    • Resource: Week 5, Part 2 - Study Guide

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    Week 5 - Course Materials Part 1

    • Slides: Week 5, Part 1

    • Video - HMPW5-1A: Intro and Navajo Nation (16:00)

    • Video - HMPW5-1B: Urinary Anatomy (6:59)

    • Video - HMPW5-1C: Urinary Infections (10:12)

    • Video - HMPW5-1D: Attachment and PAC's (5:40)

    • Video - HMPW5-1E: Urinary Protocols (29:48)

    • Video - HMPW5-1F: Materia Medica- Shephards Purse- Red Clover (15:31)

    • Video - HMPW5-1G: Red Root

    • Video - HMPW5-1H: Parsley

    • Video - HMPW5-1I: Yerba Mansa

    • Video - HMPW5-1J: Larrea

    • Video - HMPW5-1K: Herpes Protocol

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    Week 5 - Course Materials, Part 2

    • Slides: Week 5, Part 2

    • Video - HMPW5 - 2A: Herbal First Aid (17:39)

    • Video - HMPW5 - 2B: Goals (17:27)

    • Video - HMPW5 - 2C - Antibacterial Herbs (22:46)

    • Video - HMPW5 - 2D: Inflammation (9:27)

    • Video - HMPW5 - 2E - Protocol (15:09)

    • Video - HMP - 2F - Materia Medica 1 (8:01)

    • Video - HMP - 2G: Materia Medica 2 (12:15)

    • Video - HMPW5 - 2H: Materia Medica 3 (14:32)

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    Week 5 - Live Q&A Recording

    • Live Class 5 - Video Recording (1:55:02)

    • Live Class 5 - Audio Recording (1:55:02)

    • Live Class 5 - Chat

    • Live Class 5 - Slides B&W

    • Live Class 5 - Slides Color

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    Week 6 - Handout

    • Resource: Week 6 - Broken Bone Healing

    • Resource: Week 6 - Nervine Chart (PDF)

    • Resource: Week 6 - Nervine Chart (DOC)

    • Resource: Week 6 - Drug and Herb Interactions Book

    • Resource: Study Guide, Week 6 - Part 1

    • Resource: Licorice and PA Protection

    • Resource: Study Guide - Part 2

    • Midterm Review Quiz

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    Week 6 Lectures, Part 1

    • Slides: Week 6, Part 1

    • Video - HMPW6- 1A: Intro and Questions (17:32)

    • Video - HMPW6- 1B: Nervines (12:31)

    • Video - HMPW6- 1C: Adaptogens (19:40)

    • Video - HMPW6- 1D: Pain (15:00)

    • Video - HMPW6- 1E: Salves (33:52)

    • Video - HMPW6- 1F: Skullcap/Eleuthero/Grindelia (30:36)

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    Week 6 Lectures, Part 2

    • Slides: Week 6, Part 2

    • Resource: Week 6 - GI Tract Herbs

    • Video - HMPW6- 2A: Questions, Small Intensines, Large Intestines

    • Video - HMPW6- 2B: Liver, Pancreas

    • Video - HMPW6- 2C: Prebiotics-Probiotics

    • Video - HMPW6- 2D: Digestive Related Issues

    • Video - HMPW6- 2E: Garrya, Lactuca, Sambucus

    • Video - HMPW6- 2E: Garrya, Lactuca, Sambucus

    • Video - HMPW6- 2F: Vitex, Hypericum

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    Week 6 - Live Q&A Recording

    • Live Class 6 - Video Recording (1:49:33)

    • Live Class 6 - Audio Recording (1:49:33)

    • Live Class 6 - Chat

    • Live Class 6 - Slides B&W

    • Live Class 6 - Slides Color

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    Week 7 - Handouts

    • Resource: Study Guide - Week 7, Part 1

    • Resource: Study Guide - Week 7, Part 2

    • Handout: Common Latin Name Meanings

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    Week 7 - Lectures, Part 1

    • Slides: Week 7, Part 1

    • Video - HMPW7- 1A: Intro and Questions (6:07)

    • Video - HMPW7- 1B: Vocabulary (14:56)

    • Video - HMPW7- 1C: Cardiovascular System (18:47)

    • Video - HMPW7- 1D: Cardiovascular System Part 2 (14:19)

    • Video - HMPW7- 1E: Cardiovascular System Part 3 (10:34)

    • Video - HMPW7- 1F: Cardiac Herbs (11:47)

    • Video - HMPW7- 1G: Hypertension Formula (6:27)

    • Video - HMPW7- 1H: Materia Medica- Angelica-Prunus (14:47)

    • Video - HMPW7- 1I: MM Continued- Tanacetum-Chelidonium-Cardiospernum (19:47)

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    Week 7 Lectures, Part 2

    • Slides: Week 7, Part 2

    • Video - HMPW7- 2A: Intro and Concepts (14:30)

    • Video - HMPW7- 2B: Botany Part 1 (30:14)

    • Video - HMPW7- 2C: Botany Part 2 (19:45)

    • Video - HMPW7- 2D: Botany Part 3 (10:36)

    • Video - HMPW7- 2E: Constituent Theory (15:22)

    • Video - HMPW7- 2F: Materia Medica- Passiflora-Polygonatum (14:47)

    • Video - HMPW7- 2G: MM Continued- Inula-Azadirachta-Argemone (31:08)

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    Week 8 - Handouts

    • Resource: Week 8 - General Herbal Contraindication - Herb List

    • Resource: Study Guide - Week 8, Part 1

    • Resource: Study Guide - Week 8, Part 2

    • Resource: Week 8 - Salve Making Directions

    • Resource: Week 8 - Oil Absorption Rates

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    Week 8 Lectures, Part 1

    • Slides: Week 8, Part 1

    • Video - HMPW8- 1A: Percolation Tinctures (40:13)

    • Video - HMPW8- 1B: Contraindications (17:27)

    • Video - HMPW8- 1C: Materia Medica Part 1 (17:11)

    • Video - HMPW8- 1D: Materia Medica Part 2 (15:53)

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    Week 8 Lectures, Part 2

    • Slides: Week 8, Part 2

    • Video - HMPW8- 2A: Intro and Questions (13:07)

    • Video - HMPW8- 2B: Salve Making (38:40)

    • Video - HMPW8- 2C: Salve Making Part 2 (18:01)

    • Video - HMPW8- 2D: Materia Medica- Viola- Valerina- Solidago (29:31)