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This class is a 6 week online introduction to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Tropics taught by David Bruce Leonard, author of Medicine at Your Feet: Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
It is an overview and a pre-requisite for our upcoming advanced Earth Medicine herbal classes and certifications.
Topics covered include:
- Medical Terminology
- Plant Anatomy
- Immunity & Infectious Disease
- Why the Diagnosis Sounds Like a Weather Report
- 12 Top Edible and Medicinal plants
- The Practitioner as Shaman
- Plant Families, Formula Design
- Gathering Protocols
- Wild Edibles
- Weekly Question & Answer Sessions
- And Much More!
Your instructor: David Bruce Leonard
David has studied traditional medicines with healers in Asia, North and South America, and Hawai’i. With a Master’s Degree in traditional Chinese medicine, he has a working knowledge of more than 400 traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, and Western plants. A deep ecologist and Hawaiian plant specialist, he has been a student of Hawaiian medicine under Kahu Kawika Ka’alakea, Kaipo Kaneakua and Na Kupuna ‘O Hawai’i since 1992.
Author of “Medicine at Your Feet: Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom” & “Wild Wisdom: Listening to Heart of Nature”, David is an expert on the medicinal plants of the tropics. He studies, lectures and teaches on cross-cultural uses of plant medicines, environmental concerns, traditional plant gathering practices, and pragmatic approaches to health care. He is known for his off-beat sense of humor. He is often seen in Hawaiian rain forests wearing his favorite trash bag as a raincoat.