Herbal Resources

This page is integrated with our director Michael Vertolli's Blog. It includes downloadable files of information that is a supplement to the content of the blog. It also includes supplementary handouts and articles provided for online students.

 

Harvesting Artist's Conk (Ganoderma)

Posted on August 5, 2013.

This post explains in detail the process of harvesting artist's conk (Ganoderma applanatum). The following PDF document, from the materia medica of the Traditional Herbalist program, provides detailed information on the properties and uses of this herb.

Download Artist's Conk Fruiting Body


Harvesting Ground Ivy

Posted on July 4, 2013.

This post explains in detail the process of harvesting ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea). The following PDF document, from the materia medica of the Traditional Herbalist program, provides detailed information on the properties and uses of this herb.

Download Ground Ivy Herb


Making Medicine, Part 3 of 5

Posted on August 22, 2012.

This post is part of a series of five posts that uses the example of wild harvesting and making a fresh herb tincture of blue vervain (Verbena hastata) to explain in detail the process of making tinctures. The following PDF document is an article on parasites from the Summer 2000 issue of Vitality Magazine that is referenced in this post.

Download Dealing With Parasites


Making Medicine, Part 5 of 5

Posted on March 6, 2014.

This post is part of a series of five posts that uses the example of wild harvesting and making a fresh herb tincture of blue vervain (Verbena hastata) to explain in detail the process of making tinctures. The following PDF document, from the materia medica of the Traditional Herbalist program, provides detailed information on the properties and uses of blue vervain.

Download Blue Vervain Herb


Motherwort

Posted on April 2, 2014.

This post introduces the first of our materia medica videos. Each of these videos provides detailed information on identifying, harvesting and the medicinal uses of a single herb. The first video is on motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca). The following PDF document, from the materia medica of the Traditional Herbalist program, is a supplement to the video. It provides detailed information on the properties and uses of motherwort.

Download Motherwort Herb


The Pros and Cons of Standardization

This article is provided here in answer to a question about standardized herbal extracts that was posted on the Healing With Herbs online forum.

Download The Pros and Cons of Standardization


Wild Harvesting Herbs

Posted on July 6, 2012.

This post addresses some of the issues concerning wild harvesting medicinal herbs. This PDF document, the contents of which were included in the post, is a handout from the Herbal Field Studies Introductory Class.

Download Guidelines for Ethical Wild Harvesting