The Apothecarist: Internal Medicine Making

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This is an online course and you do not have to be at our physical campus to take the course. It can be done from any place with an internet connection.

In this 12 week online interactive course, students learn how to set up your own apothecary business. Whether it is a brick-and-mortar business, an online store, a pop-up venture or a farmer’s market stall – learn what you need to know to make exciting and unique herbal medicines. Build your apothecary from the ground up and create your own signature products!

This course covers a wide range of topics that include:

  • Intermediate tincturing processes — refining and perfecting taste
  • Advanced medicinal formulary work
  • Working with fermentation and herbs
  • Apothecary food safety for internal preparations
  • How to set up an herbal LLC business
  • Insurance for business owners
  • Medicine making in your community
  • Therapeutic tonics, honeys, vinegars and more
  • Wildcrafting documentation and local sourcing
  • How to set up an apothecary
  • Flavor and syrups and shrubs
  • Labeling, trademark and product plagiarism
  • Do your first multi-fractional herbal extract!
  • 12 classes packed full of hands-on medicine making or instruction

Students work with an herbal packet that is shipped to them. All Sunday night classes are live, but are recorded for students who may need to miss a class. It is recommended to have a basic foundation skill level with herbalism for this course.

Tuition includes materials shipped within the US, but there are additional costs involved with shipping course materials outside of the US. If you are located outside of the US, please contact us upon registration so we can help you with shipping arrangements. International students are responsible for the expense of shipping their own course materials.


Adam Allen, Michael Blair, Suchil Coffman, Beth Devillier, Rockie Gilford, David House and Ann Marie Martin

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