Holly Bellebuono's

Herbal Action Online Course

Do you want to learn why oregano is good for the immune system? Or what, exactly, is an adaptogen? If you're learning about herbal medicine, or integrating herbs into a current healing arts practice... or if you're a gardener and you want to more deeply understand how and why you can use the many herbs and weeds around you, then this course is one of the most eye-opening and useful programs of study you could find. It's also quick--with no quizzes or homework, this course is designed to be completed in 7 efficient weeks.

 Packed with colorful photographs from Holly’s teaching garden and wildcrafting forays, the videos and curriculum materials in this quick and easy course highlight the “inner-workings” of plants and explain what makes them so useful as people medicine. By focusing on a plant's actions, you will fully understand how to use an herb in a remedy or formula and you will feel comfortable knowing which body system it is most useful for. Is it sedative? Anti-inflammatory? Bitter? An herb’s actions or properties create a “blueprint” detailing how it works, to which body systems it can be applied, and all the creative ways it can be used. In this course, Holly introduces you to scores of healing plants and teaches you to identify, harvest, prepare, and use them in a healing capacity. Holly makes learning about herbal actions easy and welcoming. In this easy online course, you will discover:

  • 36 key actions in our herbal materia medica

  • how to use the foundation of Holly's 4-Tier Formula

  • Creative methods for including herbs in remedies

  • The basics of plant chemistry and how to use this knowledge when working with the body

  • Tips and guidance on remedy-making, harvesting, preparing, and using herbal medicines, including tinctures, teas, salves, honeys, vinegars, and more -- and get an in-depth understanding of why herbs work in some preparations better than others.

Special Discount: Get 10% your tuition when you enroll in both The Essential Herbal Online Course and The Herbal Action Online Course!

This online course features:


~  36 colorful, detailed webinars each featuring an essential action of medicinal plants

~  A comprehensive introduction to 36 herbal actions, from Adaptogen to Vulnerary

~  Full-color stunning photographs of more than 100 plants

~ Holly's detailed 23-minute webinar "4-Tier Formulary", teaching an easy approach to building the most effective herbal blends


~  Ideal guidance for beginners and refresher tips for practitioners


~  Colorful, detailed herbal instruction from herbalist Holly Bellebuono


~  All in a convenient digital download (via emailed link) or on a dedicated thumb drive to plug into your USB port--pop it in anytime, anywhere

This course is an excellent complement to any herbal program because it features the actions of herbs, providing a foundation for moving forward with remedies and herbal care in the garden, the home, the community, and/or the clinic.


How the course works:

This easy beginner course is a reference-based foundations course; there are no quizzes or homework. The course is self-paced, meaning you can start anytime and work anywhere, and recommended timeframes are provided to make your learning efficient and timely. With 36 6-10 minute webinars, 1 23-minute webinar, a printed book, and supplementary materials, the course is designed to be completed in 7 weeks, with just over 1 hour per week.


All course materials are yours to keep, with lifetime access to videos, webinars, and materials, which make an excellent reference library for your future herbal education and exploration. Refer to them often as you continue your herbal studies, garden, or integrate herbs into your practice.










Antitussive and Expectorant

Anxiolytic Non-Sedative

Anxiolytic Sedative


























In the Herbal Actions Online Course, you will:


   ~ discover how to use Holly’s 4-Tier Formula to take the mystery out of choosing herbs for a remedy


   ~ learn to create common-sense, effective formulas for yourself, your family, and your community


   ~ feel guided step-by-step in learning each herbal action, which plants provide these actions, and learning how to use and appreciate “overlap” or multiple-use herbs


   ~ increase your confidence in using plants for health

Students in this course have also purchased:

An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary, printed book

The Essential Herbal Online Course


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Holly Bellebuono, MPA, CH, is an American herbalist, speaker, author and empowerment facilitator specializing in natural health, herbal medicine, and visionary thinking. She is CEO of Bellebuono Holistic International, the operating entity for The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, and her renowned publishing and speaking activities. Holly founded Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary on Martha's Vineyard in 2005. 


As an herbalist of several decades, Holly has authored numerous award-winning books and she is a sought-after international speaker and teacher at conferences and universities, teaching and lecturing in Canada, Costa Rica, England, and across the United States. Holly's presentation for her documentary book Women Healers of the World is a perennial favorite at conferences for men and women studying a wide range of topics. Holly welcomes you to study and work with her from your own home, at her on-site training programs, and at her events across the US and abroad.

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