Herbal Research For the Discerning Herbalists with Mimi Hernandez, RH (AHG)
September 21st, Wednesday 9am – 12pm EDT, Online via Zoom Recording Available after Live Class
Scientific research can be a critical component of the herbalist's wisdom base. Learn the relevance and irrelevance of research in the study of herbal medicine. Learn to engage with research in a meaningful way to uncover the intricacies of healing plants while practicing discernment, respecting the role of tradition, and understanding the potential of placebo. Discover the vocabulary used to refer to various types of study. Walk through a literature search and receive tips on reading scientific studies. Through this experience, Mimi demystifies the process of accessing and understanding studies.
Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG), draws upon her rich ethnic background and the influence of her Abuelitas to inspire her work as a clinical herbalist, educator and ethnobotanist. She believes strongly that keeping plant wisdom alive is essential and has dedicated her life’s work to serving as an advocate for both traditional and professional herbal pathways while building cultural bridges of understanding. Mimi is the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild and formerly served as the Coordinator of the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies at Frostburg State University in Maryland.