The Herbal First Aid Certification course is a crash course in herbal medicine. This action-packed course covers wilderness first aid techniques as well as education to prepare students to successfully rely on plant medicine- using plants found in the local ecosystem as well as self-prepared herbal medicine from around the world. Topics will be covered via practical drills, simulations, herbal medicine making, botanical identification in the field, and a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. This course is taught by professional instructors with significant clinical patient care and backcountry experience alongside a master clinical herbalist with extensive client-care, foraging experience, herbal-medicine background, and wilderness experience.
Global Emergency Medics (GEM) and Danielle Ryan Wellness (DRW)
For our Herbal First Aid courses we partner with DRW. DRW, is a leader in herbal medicine run by Certified Clinical Herbalist Danielle Ryan.
Students must be 16 years of age to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age must have written proof of parental consent. Once registered, a review package will be sent to students which must be completed prior to the start of the course.
- Herbal First Aid (HFA) certification
Key Topics Covered
In the two day HFA portion, all participants will learn herbal medicine making- including percolation tincturing, syrup making, and salve making, and wildcrafting techniques with instruction on how to harvest herbs in the wild. Significant emphasis is also placed on education about effective herbal remedies for wound and trauma care, digestive upset, respiratory relief, med- kit management, and much more.