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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

The Boston School of Herbal Studies

Founded in 2000, we offer affordable, high-quality herbal education. We are practicing herbalists passing down the time-honored tradition of herbalism, incorporating scientific knowledge with traditional practice and clinical experience.

Services provided: Herbal apprenticeships, advanced training, aromatherapy certification (two levels), ongoing evening herbal classes and medicinal plant walks. The Herbal Apprenticeships get hands-on experience making tinctures, teas, salves, oils and flower essences, and learn to identify, harvest and use medicinal plants to help heal and balance the body. The Advanced Training Program provides instruction on becoming a clinical herbalist. The focus is on assessment techniques: facial, pulse, tongue, nails and sclera. Students practice their skills at a monthly Herbal Clinic. The Aromatherapy Certification Course teaches students how to blend and use essential oils to heal body, mind and spirit. Students learn the essential oils most helpful for common ailments.

Healing/healthy living philosophy: We honor plants as our teachers and our allies and are committed to ecological sustainability and ethnic/gender equality. Our goal is to empower people to attune to plant energies to heal on multiple levels.

The Boston School of Herbal Studies, 12 Pelham Ter., Arlington. For more information, call 781-646-6319 or visit