Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by Zoey Sky
Herbalism is an essential skill, whether things are normal and quiet or when SHTF. If you want to learn about herbal medicine, here are some useful tips to get you started. (h/t to TheSurvivalMom.com)
Like any other prepper skill, herbalism requires self-discipline and hard work. If you put in the work, you will soon have a useful skill that can help improve your family’s overall health.
Herbs are free from harmful chemicals commonly found in over-the-counter medications, and they can help with common issues such as:
Herbalism is largely unregulated in America, but you still need to do some research and learn more about herbal medicine. There are three general strategies to learn herbalism: online or in-person herb schools, self-study, or a combination of the two.
There are more options available now if you want to learn more about herbal medicine. But before you pay for classes, take the time to assess different schools.
Check if there’s a local herbalism school nearby so you can learn in a classroom setting. Learning skills like plant identification and applying your knowledge through student clinical programs is often easier in-person.
You can also sign up for online classes if that’s your preference.
Here are some of the advantages of taking online herbalism classes:
If you prefer a more formal curriculum, there’s typically no formal syllabus that all herb schools are required to follow. Additionally, there is no accreditation process that they must undergo in the United States.
This means your choice of school will depend on your goals.
Learn more about the founder’s philosophy to determine if the school’s lessons are backed with adequate research materials. You should also, consider whether the training offered at the school is a match for your prepping or survival needs.
Use your common sense and avoid any program that promises to make you a “master herbalist” or “certified herbalist” since there is no meaningful standard by which to judge the qualification.
Since there is no accrediting body specifically for herb schools, there’s also no regulatory body that grants titles for herbalists. However, a trusted school can give you a certificate of completion for successfully passing their exams.
Types of herb schools
In-person or online herb schools usually fall into one or the other of these categories based on the focus of their programs:
What type of school is best to learn herbalism if you’re doing so as a prepper?
For preparedness purposes, a course with a survival school is a good choice. You can also benefit from having a solid foundation with a school focused on home herbalism.
A good home herbalism course can teach you how to make many different types of herbal preparations. It will also give you information that can be applied to common health complaints.
An herb school may also divide their programs into different tracks based on specific skills or skill levels, so always investigate the schools that interest you.
If you’re too busy to sign up for in-person or online classes, you can take your time by focusing on self-guided study.
However, if you want to learn herbalism on your own and be a self-taught herbalist, you must be even more thorough with your research to find the most suitable professional perspective.
Here are some tips to get the most from self-study:
Combining both herbalism schools and self-guided study is another option.
As you progress, you’ll get a feel for what you are confident you can learn independently and what you think you need “formal” schooling in. Take advantage of your resources and design your herbal education to suit your learning style and herbalism goals.
As you decide how to approach your herbal education, consider making a general use herbalist’s first aid kit.
There are many different ways to learn herbal medicine. But regardless of the method you choose, you should be an active participant in your education. Ask questions in class, read various books and put your knowledge to the test by creating herbal remedies to use at home.
For best results, learn how to incorporate herbs into your current lifestyle and how to use them after SHTF.
Visit Naturopathy.news to learn more about various herbal remedies.
Watch the video below to learn about herbal remedies that you can use during emergencies.
This video is from the Natural News channel on Brighteon.com.
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