August 7, 2014

{Family Herbalist} what is it really?

The end is in sight - as I finish up my last unit and prepare for my final exam. I am so excited and now that I have made it here I am really looking forward to taking the next step... Master Herbalist! It will be a little bit yet before I can upgrade, so until then I will continue to use my holistic learning here at home and make wise use of my time...

But the question I have been hearing is:

So I will do my best to answer the question for your inquisitive minds.

A Family Herbalist is trained in approaching various needs within the family, holistically. Covering areas such as nutrition, herbalism, essential oils and supplementation. It also involves knowing what is within your scope of knowledge and what is not... in other words when to contact outside help.

"As Family Herbalists, we are now in a situation where we can responsibly care for most of our family's daily needs. Studies tell us this will eliminate nearly 80% of standard visits to the doctor or hospital." - Jessie Hawkins, Botanical Medicine in the Home, page 227

My personal education covered over 100 herbs, 28 essential oils and roughly 360 hours of study through Vintage Remedies. Whom I chose for three important reasons - the first being that it is a Christian based learning. Second - was because I wanted a class that would be based on scientific studies and evidence and not folklore and mysticism. Finally - the cost and the author of the text - the class is comparable and Jessie Hawkins (and her staff) are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

I hope that helped give an idea of what a Family Herbalist is, I directly linked to the course description of the exact class I have taken above and I would encourage you all to check them out.

Just recently I was able to listen to a webinar on Ebola from them as well!

~ Blessings!

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