Continuing Education

Essentials of Herbal Medicine

with Instructor :
Lindsey Feldpausch

Herbalism is the practice of plants as medicine, in its simplest form it is the connection between humans, health and the natural world.

In this 15-hour prerecorded introductory herbalism course we will travel through the foundations of the field. The goal is to connect with plants as medicine and learn how to safely engage with herbalism for yourself and your community.

Our studies will start with an overview of what herbalism is and the history of plant medicine. We will move into learning herbal energetics; through this you will gain an understanding of how to apply herbs to individuals and varying situations.

Learning to connect with plants and their medicinal properties, we will open up to the study of materia medica, wildcrafting and basic plant identification. Once you have an idea of basic energetics and materia medica, we will  bring the science of phytochemistry and solubility into our exploration of plant medicines.

We will dip out toes into the world of body systems as it applies in an herbal framework, while touching on the common ailments and how to engage herbs to assist with bacterial and viral infections.

Learning herbalism, through a clinical lens, necessitates basic understanding of food as medicine and how nutritional deficiencies can manifest. We will wrap up all of these studies with a discussion on how to intergrate herbalism into your life and practice.

Class Lessons


The Practice of Herbalism

  • Introduction to Herbalism
  • History of herbal medicine
  • Herbal Actions and Energetics


Developing Relationship with Plants 

  • Wildcrafting
  • Materia medica
  • Basic plant id
  • Sourcing herbs


Using Herbs as Medicine

  • Common Herbal Preparations
  • Solubility of Phytochemicals
  • Medicine Making
  • Dosage/Contraindications


Applied Herbal Medicine

  • Body systems overview
  • Herbs for common ailments
  • Bacteria and Viruses


Herbs, Food and Nutrition

  • Herbal Nutrition
  • Common Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Food as Medicine


Integrating Herbalism

  • Incorporating herbs into your life
  • Using herbs as medicine in practice
  • Recommended books and further studies

Meet Your Instructor

Lindsey Feldpausch

Lindsey Feldpausch RH (AHG), is a clinical herbalist and Director of Student Services for the School for Aromatic Studies. She has worked professionally in the field of Herbal Medicine for over a decade. Lindsey’s work has been focused in education and clinical herbal practice, teaching for online and in-person herb programs and at varying conferences, while maintaining a private practice of her own.

Lindsey’s herbal works have coalesced into her business, Plant Matters. Which is an herbal consulting, educating and products business. Plant Matters products are made with wildcrafted, cultivated or sustainable sourced plants, and crafted into a variety of magical, medicinal plant creations.

As an herbalist, Lindsey’s goal is to connect plants with the humans who need them. She believes in our innate ability to engage the healing powers of plants, and one of her life’s intentions is to kindle this belief in others. An experienced educator, she aims to balance both science and the magic of the natural world within in her teachings.


Are there prerequisites?

This course is open for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge and experience working with herbalism.

Does this course offer CE hours for aromatherapists?

The course does provide CE hours or CPD hours for most aromatherapy associations.

Are you an approved school by a professional aromatherapy organization?

Yes, we are an approved school through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. This course will provide you with 15 CE Hours.

What makes your programs different from all the others?

The School for Aromatic Studies is one of the leading schools in North America. We are often asked, What makes our school unique? I believe one of the most unique features is our balanced, progressive & inspiring education that leads to the cultivation of a new generation of aromatherapists to emerge and succeed!

What supplies are required?

No supplies are required for this course.

Is this course all online?

Yes. This class is comprised of recorded sessions with our instructor.

Did you say I have access to the course for Life?

Yes, once you register for an online course, it is yours.

Can I sign up if I don’t live in the United States?

Yes! We have students from all over the world taking courses with us. The presentation is in English.

Payment Details

Pay in full


2 monthly payments