Environmental Studies at UVM

ENVS 195 Plant-Based Healing Medicine

Objective of this course is to familiarize students with both the science and art of herbalism/herbology/phytotherapy and its approach as a holistic modality. Students explore the historical perspectives of Herbalism, as well as its present-day context within both the realms of complementary/integrative and Western allopathic medicines. Plant constituents, the sustainable harvesting, preparation, and storage of herbs are covered, in addition to specific herbs as support for specific organ systems of the body. Crafting an individual holistic lifestyle by addressing such factors (such as diet and stress alleviation) to support one's health and well-being is discussed. A walk to view medicinal plants growing outside is included. For more info, email braab@uvm.edu. Enrollment limit: 25.






Fall, Summer

Breadth Requirement: 

Natural Science (NS)


One environmental course, sophomore standing.

Program Fees: 

Lab fee: $15

Enrollment Limit: