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Herbal Actions: The Ultimate Guide to How Plants Work in the Body

If you’re unsure where to start with herbal medicine—especially with knowing which herbs are best for which issues—this is the place.

What are herbal actions?

Herbal actions are the key foundation of any herbal curriculum because the action is what the plant does in the human body. Learning herbs by category makes it much simpler to remember and understand.

To understand these actions is the basis of any herbal career or family support role. For instance, an herb’s action can be “sedative,” or it can be “vulnerary”. Often, herbs have more than one action and it’s up to the practitioner to understand what is most prominent and helpful in any given situation.

This course is the foundational curriculum for herbal actions and it provides audio, written and video learning to provide the most complete basis for every herbalist, aromatherapist, acupuncturist, pharmacist, and home provider.

In this course, herbalist Holly Bellebuono shares her 4-Tier Formulary and the valuable “big picture” of how an herbal formula is built. You'll learn about 35 key actions in a way that makes it easy to think about combining herbs for remedies.

This course also provides an overview of hundreds of plants within those categories. Holly teaches their chemistry, shares her personal stories of using herbs, teaches how to identify the actions of a plant, how to categorize them in useful ways, and when to know that particular actions are needed for a given illness or symptom.

She discusses dosage, herbal remedy preparation, case studies, and share gorgeous full-color photographs identifying a wide range of common and not-so-common plants.

You'll finish the course feeling much more confident about how to use and blend herbs and you'll have the basis you need to get started. For healing arts professionals, you'll discover how herbs fit into your clinical practice based on their chemical actions.

Learn to Heal

Learning to heal with herbs and natural strategies is one of the smartest things you can do for your own health, for your loved ones, and as part of a career path. Herbal remedies and nutritive foods complement the best therapies and can be used in a wide range of situations, both personal and professional.

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What You'll Learn in the Herbal Actions course...

This foundational course will serve as a reference course for years throughout your career as an herbalist or in your role as a family provider. While the lessons are arranged in alphabetical order by action, you are free to learn at your own pace and in any order, referring again and again to the most important actions and herbs as you move forward in your herbal path.

In this course, you will:

  • Discover 35 of the most useful and compelling actions of plants, going in-depth on each plant’s effects on the physical, emotional, and mental capacities of the human body
  • Get a primer on formulary and learn how to best combine herbs based on their action for the most effective remedies
  • Even more than learning encyclopedic information, Holly teaches you how to THINK about herbal combinations in a way that you'll find extremely helpful and long-lasting
  • Use a glossary for quick reference of action terms and easy learning
  • Consider reflection questions to help you deeply understand the use of plants as part of a wholistic therapy
  • Become fluent and versatile with using an incredible range of healing options for hundreds of common illnesses and symptoms
  • Build confidence in using herbs based on a thorough knowledge of their actions and end-results in the human body

Finally, the course is yours to keep forever as a reliable reference when you work with herbs or continue your studies.

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What You’ll Get

  • 30+ Training Videos Totaling over 5 Hours
  • PDF of Slides
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About Holly Bellebuono

Herbalist Holly Bellebuono is known for taking complex subjects in chemistry and anatomy and making them easy to understand—and especially for relating how our beloved edible and medicinal plants can be used to benefit a wide range of ailments and issues. Holly is a proponent of tonic herbs and nourishing support, meaning she advocates supporting health using gentle herbs and foods. And when gentle herbs aren’t enough, Holly teaches the skills needed to apply more active plant medicine in powerful and supportive ways to achieve results for both acute and chronic conditions.

In addition to teaching about herbal medicine for more than 30 years, Holly is an entrepreneur and business coach who has directed award-winning businesses including an apothecary, an herbal medicine school, and environmental and educational nonprofit organizations. Her published books include Women Healers of the World (awarded Book of the Year by The International Herb Association), The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Herbs, and The Healing Kitchen. Holly has lectured about healing and women’s empowerment in Canada, Costa Rica, England, and across the United States. She is the founder of The Selle Entrepreneur Network, a welcoming community where creative women connect. Clients rely on Holly to teach meaningful and detail-oriented botanical therapeutic courses, to lead empowering and soul-connecting retreats, and to coach business owners with purpose and impact.

The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine is an official school of The American Herbalists Guild.