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Providing Herbal Education, Health Consultations, and Herbal Products and Remedies in Madison, WI and the Midwest
Wildwood Institute provides the most advanced herbal training in the Midwest. Whether you wish to become a practicing herbalist, or simply learn about healthy alternatives for yourself, your friends and family, our herbal apprenticeship program will give you the comprehensive herbal education you are seeking!
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, we also offer one-time herb workshops, special events, personal health consultations with herbalist Kathleen Wildwood, and our own locally grown, high quality herbal products, grown without pesticides.
Herbal Apprenticeship - Apply Now for Spring Semester
Learn to use herbs safely and effectively for yourself, your loved ones and/or professionally. Wildwood Institute offers a comprehensive Apprenticeship at a collegiate level of education. You will receive hands-on training harvesting medicinal herbs, enjoy herb walks and outdoor teaching, and experience making the medicines that the earth has to offer.
This training is ideal for those who want to learn herbalism for personal use, for professional use as an Herbalist, for health care practitioners in broadening your holistic healing methods, or to run an herb-related business. Our Apprenticeship Program offers flexibility. Depending upon the extent of herbal knowledge you are seeking, you may choose to take only one or two semesters, or complete the three year program. Additionally, our program is part-time, is designed for people who have jobs and/or are caregivers for children/elders. Application is online through our website. Tuition payment plans are available. The Beginning Herbalist Apprenticeship first class weekend will be May 17-18, 2014.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Please visit our individual pages to learn more about our herb-related programs.
St. John's Wort Oil and SAD ReLeaf
St. John's Wort is an amazing plant that has an affinity for both healing the skin (used externally) and the nerves (used internally or externally). We locally grow and make our own infused St. John's Wort blossom oil from our garden with very high quality olive oil, for use on burns, bruises and wounds of all kinds, as well as shingles and cold sores (which are skin conditions caused by a viral infection in the nerves). We also tincture it for use as a simple, or part of a combination remedy for anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, OCD, nreve pain, nerve damage and much more.We recently received this testimonial from a long-time customer:
I want to share the amazing results I have had with St. John's Wort Oil. A couple years ago, I was badly sunburned - bright red and in a lot of pain. I put St. John's Wort Oil on the burn for a few days. It stopped the pain almost immediately. Each morning and evening, I applied more. The redness went away quickly and I had no blistering or peeling skin. The second time it saved me was from a burn while grilling food. I was making burgers, and I had a cast iron weight on the burgers to keep them from shrinking. The handle was a steel metal coil. I grabbed it without thinking and burned my entire left hand. It started to blister immediately and the imprint from the metal coil handle was on my hand. I had a tiny bit of St. John's Wort Oil, and after icing the hand, I rubbed it in. I continued to scrape what I could out of the bottle with a Q-tip and reapply it. The pain went away at once and in a day, the blisters & coil imprint disappeared. That week I bought 3 bottles to keep all over the house. - - Carrie Bormann
St. John’s Wort is a primary ingredient in our SAD ReLeaf tincture formula which supports healthy mood and nervous system function in the winter, and in our Cold Sore ReLeaf ointment. Many people are aware that there is a good body of scientific evidence which shows the value of St. John's Wort for depression, but few know that it has also been scientifically shown to be antiviral against Epstein-Barr virus, influenza A & B, Hepatitis C, and the virus that causes cold sores, shingles and chicken pox. 1
1. Merrily Kuhn & David Winston, Herbal Therapy and Supplements, 2nd Edition, 2008, pp 426-434.
Note: Do not take St. John's Wort Tincture internally if you are already taking a prescription anti-depressant.