Foundations of Western Herbal Medicine | Section 1

This course both honors and interweaves the long-evolving healing traditions of Native American medicine and European-based herbal medicine.

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A diverse and comprehensive set of theory and skills to help better understand humans and herbs. Cultivating tools, awareness skills, theoretical and hands-on learning, and different lenses for understanding, integrating, balancing and healing ourselves, and in so doing, building a solid foundation upon which to help others to do the same.

The goal of the course is to provide a solid foundation upon which to build a strong herbal practice, and includes diverse and effective tools for self-investigation and empowerment in order to grow as authentic human beings, as this is where healing wisdom begins.


Your Instructor


Chris Marano
Chris Marano

A therapeutic herbalist since 1993, Chris draws upon his skills, experience and studies in Chinese, Native American, and Western herbal health traditions to offer Wellness Consultations for a wide range of health issues.

Here are more pieces of Chris’ training and experience:

  • Graduate of Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine
  • MA degrees in Science Education from Columbia Teachers College
  • BS degree in Pre-Medicine and Chinese Philosophy from Columbia University
  • Founder of Clearpath Herbals, offering Wellness consultations and high-quality herbal preparations
  • 35 Years of study , teaching, and published writing of Chinese Buddhism, Meditation, and Philosophy
  • 25 Years study and practice of Cherokee and Annishnabe Medicine traditions
  • Founder of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, dedicated to the teaching of Herbal Medicine, Earth-based wisdom and sustainability.
  • Teacher of herbalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild (AHG)

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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