Welcome to The Science & Art of Herbalism

Herbal Greetings. I warmly invite you to join me on a magical and marvelous journey into the very heart of herbalism Realizing not everyone could leave home to study with an herbal teacher, I began offering my herbal home study course over 30 years ago and then, an online version a few years ago.  The Science & Art of Herbalism has continued to inspire, inform and teach hundreds of students over the past three decades ~ and I continue to be inspired by the dedication and commitment of my students.  In this 10-lesson course you will learn all of the basics of herbalism from hands on preparation and medicine making to plant identification and hundreds of herbal recipes for health and healing.  Herbalism is for everyone interested in self-health, well being and healing and is easy for everyone to learn.  I look forward to sharing your journey into the Green Nations with you.  And in this spirit, welcome you to be a part of my online portion of the course.  We have been working endlessly to create a new version and are hopeful you will join us on our new platform.

With love,
Rosemary Gladstar

Welcome to The Science & Art of Herbalism

Keeping our Bodies Healthy and our Spirits Strong In the Face of Fire

In times of fierce fires and in the face of other natural disasters, we often feel helpless and hopeless.  It is important in these times to remember there are always things that can be done to be helpful, ready and prepared even though it may seem so small in the...

We Stand With Black Lives Matter

Rosemary and the entire team at the Science & Art of Herbalism stand with the Black community and all people working to end racismUpdate from Rosemary, September 2020 In showing support for Black Lives Matter, it is not our intention to say that one group matters...

Suggested Herbal Supports for Influenza/Influenza Like Illness in the Event of a Pandemic

With the recent incidence of seasonal influenza on the rise and the additional concern of possible coronavirus infections, the need for a list of possible options to support those who may become ill with these respiratory viruses is essential. This list is by no means complete but is designed to offer the herbalist a list of options in order to support those of a specific disadvantage due to (race, socioeconomic conditions, isolation, gender, ethnicity, etc..), in situations of possible limited availability of certain plant preparations and to expand the list of options for those in your care. In the event of a pandemic, herbalists will be KEY supports to our communities. It is wise to be prepared.

Coronavirus & Elderberry!

My thoughts on the Coronavirus …………………………..

There is so much information about the Coronavirus I wanted to share a bit.  I have also incorporated Rosemary’s thoughts about how to care for ourselves when we have a viral infection, cold or flu.

A Few Moments About My Mentor, Rosemary Gladstar

Rosemary Gladstar is one of the people responsible for reigniting western herbalism here in the U.S.

You can read her long list of accomplishments elsewhere, from authoring many books on herbalism, founding the United Plant Savers and the International Herbal Symposium, carrying on the New England Women’s Herbal Conference for 30 years, and bringing thousands of people back home to the plants.

I want to take this time to share with you a more personal perspective about Rosemary and how she’s impacted me as a teacher.

United Plant Saver’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at the UpS Sanctuary, Rutland, Ohio

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Traditional Fire Cider Recipe & Benefits Guide with Rosemary Gladstar (Audio)

Traditional fire cider recipe & benefits guide is the topic today where we are talking all about herbal remedies and their history and place now within our modern lives and healthcare. Fire cider is a long held old fashioned remedy that is used to boost the immune...

Thriving in Your Third Act Summit: Finding Fire & Fulfillment in Your 40s, 50s & Beyond

Hi Friends, Please join me in this special podcast Are you ready to flourish in your “next act”? Are you ready to reclaim your life and thrive like never before? Are you passionate about realizing your true purpose — to be the voice of wisdom and lived experience, to...

Fire Cider Goes to Court

The Federal Courthouse in Springfield, Ma is a large modern building with an entire edifice of glass facing the street.  With its ‘cascading concave roof gracefully framing the space in a delicate shell of steel and glass’, the courthouse is an imposing sight indeed. ...

Kneeling to the Earth: Herbalism is Remembering with Rosemary Gladstar

Soft power, honoring our elders, and banishing imposter syndrome by remembering that we’re in service to the earth. IN THE INTRO: Honoring the lineage of plant healers that led to this podcast Intuitive breast care w/ herbs What every herbalist should know IN THE...

The Science and Art of Herbalism Home Study Course is a ten lesson course taken at your own pace, with homework review and guidance provided by carefully selected herbalists and Rosemary herself.  Though it thoroughly instills in the student the practical skills necessary to practice herbal home health care, it doesn’t ignore the rich spirit and essence of herbalism. The heart of this course is the development of a deep personal relationship with the plant world. Many of our students have written telling us that this course has been transformational and one of the most self- empowering studies they have undertaken.

At the end of the course you will receive a beautiful certificate of completion that you can proudly display in your home, store or office! Thousands of people have taken this herbal journey with Rosemary over the past 25+ years, bringing herbal healing into their homes and communities.

As herbalism continues to spread its roots and grow in communities across the globe, Rosemary recognized that an online version of the Science and Art of Herbalism would benefit many of her students.  Computer savvy herbalists, Jason Colvard and Helen Ward spent countless hours creating the online format for the Science and Art of Herbalism, with the same core content as the classic printed version. Online students will benefit from all of the magic of the digital world – from videos, online peer communities, an herb of the month feature and a faster turnaround time on homework review.

There are still many of us who, like Rosemary, would prefer to curl up with a cup of tea by a sunny window, and read the course material in book form. Or perhaps there is no easy online access where you live. The printed course is as wonderful as ever, and provides three full years to complete with an option to extend if you wish. You will have the option to send your homework’s in for review via the postal mail or e-mail.

For those who want the best of both worlds, there is an option to purchase both the online and printed versions. If you would like to sample the course, you are welcome to order the printed Lesson 1. (At this time we are not able to offer a digital/online preview.) If you are enchanted by Lesson 1 you can continue with your studies by selecting the Lesson 2- 10 option, either printed or with the online course, or decide to enter the online course.

Rosemary weaves the magic of nature, a reverence for life and a commitment to share the wisdom of herbs with others throughout her teachings. We can’t wait to have you join her on this journey into the green world!

Herbal News

Fire Cider Goes to Court

Fire Cider Goes to Court

The Federal Courthouse in Springfield, Ma is a large modern building with an entire edifice of glass facing the street.  With its ‘cascading concave roof gracefully framing the space in a delicate shell of steel and glass’, the courthouse is an imposing sight indeed. ...

Protecting Your Access To Health Care Freedom In Massachusetts

Protecting Your Access To Health Care Freedom In Massachusetts

An interview with Diane Miller, JD, by Spirit of Change publisher Carol Bedrosian Published: February 25, 2019 This article appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Spirit of Change The right to freely live and work as you choose is enshrined as the bedrock of our free...

Flowers that Heal Us – Plant Communication & Flower Essences | Gudrun Penselin | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

Flowers that Heal Us – Plant Communication & Flower Essences | Gudrun Penselin | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

It’s winter and definitely time for Trademark Free Fire Cider! This years flu season has been setting records! Make sure to get your Trademark Free Fire Cider brewing! Its one of the best tonics to keep you healthy during the winter months and to ‘keep the bugs at bay’. And while you’re at it, try this great recipe for Trademark Free Fire Cider from Mountain Rose and my Fire Cider chutney