Do you want to make powerful herbal medicines that actually work?

herbal apothecary

We are here to show you how to confidently make strong and effective herbal medicine.

Rooted Medicine Circle is now Closed.

Sign up below to get on the waitlist for our next enrollment.

We respect your email privacy

Herbs can safely take care of so many of your health needs. However, knowing how to make effective herbal remedies is critical to your success.

With the rising popularity of natural remedies, the Internet has become flooded with everything from herbal fads to free yet dangerous advice.

As a result, trying to learn about herbs can often feel haphazard and overwhelming as you attempt to sort through information that is flat-out wrong, outdated, or overly simplified. This can lead to confusion and weak herbal medicines.

For example, if you search online for “how to make herbal tea,” you will get tens of thousands of pages of information. Most of those offer the simple instructions of “place 1 teaspoon of herb in a cup of water for 5 minutes.” 

Yikes! 

If that is your sole approach to making teas, you will be continually disappointed with the results and probably have years of trial and error. 

Rooted Medicine Circle gives you clear training so that you can make potent herbal medicines with confidence.

Learning effective medicine making skills is an important step to herbal success. But it's just the beginning...
herbal remedies

What's the real secret to making successful herbal remedies?



Today, we see a lot of emphasis put on what herbs are good for.

Take turmeric for inflammation! Dandelion root for the liver! 

However, when we reduce plants to a simple equation of take xyz herb for xyz problem, the heart and soul of herbal medicine is erased. 

Herbalism isn't about throwing back dropperfuls of a tincture. It's about transforming your life by becoming deeply rooted in the natural world, its seasonal rhythms, and your place within it.

The real secret to making successful herbal remedies is connection.


What sounds more healing to you?

What sounds more healing to you?
Deeply healing herbal medicine goes beyond what herb you take, and encompasses your relationship to the earth, the plants, and their medicines.

Herbal medicine rooted in your connection to nature and made with your own hands has the most powerful benefits — for your personal healing, community well-being, and the health of our planet.

We're here to guide you along the way.
Rooted Medicine Circle

Join Our Medicine Making Circle


Rooted Medicine Circle guides you, step-by-step, in making high-quality herbal medicines while deepening your relationship with the natural world. 

Over the course of the seasons, you will fill your home apothecary with effective remedies like potent teas, tinctures, and vinegars; salves and ointments to soothe your skin; and delicious, nourishing foods. As your experience grows, you will have the confidence and knowledge to use your herbal medicines safely and effectively. 

The skills you learn in Rooted Medicine Circle will help you avoid costly mistakes and create powerful medicines for a lifetime. 
herbal apothecary

How Rooted Medicine Circle Works...

Rooted Medicine Circle is a 10-month, online experience that guides you through the seasons where you live while you learn core herbal medicine making skills. 

Unlike many online courses, this isn’t about doing it all by yourself! We’re inviting you into a supportive, interactive, and inclusive community where you can ask questions and share what you're learning as we grow together. This includes:

• Live medicine making classes
• Monthly Q&A sessions
• Monthly meetups

All classes will be recorded and available for future viewing. 


Together, we will make herbal preparations like...

tea
Teas & Decoctions
syrup
Syrups & Honeys
vinegar
Vinegars & Oxymels
tincture
Tinctures & Glycerites
cream
Infused Oils, Salves, Creams
poultice
Poultices & Compresses
herbal bath
Herbal Baths
pastilles
Powders & Pastilles
food
Food & Drinks
Alongside the interactive community, we provide guided self-study materials that help you get to know your local plants and nature.

In this way, you have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your own interests and where you live.

Five modules cover core teachings and include...

 Medicine making tutorials for over 15 essential herbal preparations

• Extensive material medica including over 50 herbal monographs focused on common plants and abundant weeds

• Over 65 recipes to help you make teas, tinctures, oils, and more

• Botany, ethical foraging, and sustainable herb sourcing

 Naturalist skills to help you grow your sense of awareness and observation

 Extensive notes and handouts for record keeping, journaling, etc.


Rooted Medicine Circle is easy to access on all internet-connected devices, and once you enroll, you'll get immediate access to the course site.
Rooted Medicine Circle handouts

Want to peek inside the course?


Below, you'll find the Ultimate Guide to Making Teas, including an extensive reference chart so you know how best to make teas with over 100 plants.
Sample Lesson: Ultimate Guide to Making Tea

Your Bonuses


We’ve carefully created bonuses to support your growth with nature connection and medicine making. They include...


• A private Facebook group to connect you with a group of nature-loving people who are also filling their apothecaries with transformational remedies 


• Wildcrafter’s Toolkit, a bonus 12-part course on foraging. Includes ethical wildcrafting skills, plant identification, and how to harvest and process plants.


• Membership in United Plant Savers, an organization dedicated to the preservation of medicinal plants


• 10% off Mountain Rose Herbs for bulk herbs and medicine making supplies


• A digital copy of our best-selling book, Wild Remedies 

The Certificate Path


Participants can opt to receive a certificate upon completion of reviews at the end of each module plus a capstone project.

This certificate acknowledges your time, energy, and growth. It can be used to prove continuing education (for example, as part of an application for the American Herbalists Guild).

certificate

Join the Circle!


Rooted Medicine Circle offers you the convenience of learning at home, while getting live instruction and support. 

Herbal weekend classes and conferences often cost over $300 plus additional costs for travel, food, and lodging. 

This 10-month experience offers you monthly live classes and Q&A sessions, recordings, meetups, and extensive course materials, all of which you may keep for life.

The monthly cost of Rooted Medicine Circle is less than you would pay for a weekend class. Or, you can pay in full and basically get two months free.

Rooted Medicine Circle is now Closed.

Sign up below to get on the waitlist for our next enrollment.

We respect your email privacy

Your Guides

Emily & Rosalee

Rosalee de la Forêt, RH, is passionate about inspiring you to enjoy plants every single day, whether it’s marveling their beauty or using their gifts as food and medicine. She is the best-selling author of the books Alchemy of Herbs and Wild Remedies and a registered herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. In addition to writing books, Rosalee has taught thousands of students about herbs through her podcast, YouTube channel, and online courses. Rosalee lives in a log cabin in the northeastern cascades of Washington State with her husband.

Emily Han is a naturalist, herbalist, and educator helping people cultivate their attention and connection with the earth. Based in Altadena, CA, Gabrieleno Tongva Kizh land, her work focuses on intersections of ecology, culture, food, and plant medicine. She is the author of Wild Drinks and Cocktails, Wild Remedies, and the forthcoming Mushroom Hunting.

We know that Rooted Medicine Circle will help you become a confident home herbalist!

But you don’t have to take our word for it! Hear what previous students have to say...

"This is one of the best classes I have ever taken! I am so much more confident now in my herbal medicine making skills, and it was such a joy to learn from Rosalee and Emily along with the community of learners they nurtured."

– Melissa Hunter


"Learning to actually be successful in using what is on hand and making remedies that actually work has been a monumental shift in my life this year. I have been chipping at this as best as I can for several years, but this is the course that made it happen. This is the type of experience where an initial investment of money transforms into something else entirely: community, a sense of place, and healing."

– Kyle Putnam


"Rooted Medicine Circle is a one-of-a-kind learning experience you will not regret. It's like having Rosalee and Emily at your side as you journey through making all kinds of medicines and getting to know the plants. They left no stone unturned, offering office hours, support, and ways for the community to connect. [This experience] not only taught me about so many plants and how to make medicines with them but also connected me more to my own surroundings, community, and the natural world."

– Kim Liu


Click here for more testimonials


Frequently Asked Questions...


Is Rooted Medicine Circle right for me?


This course is ideal for you if...

• You want guided help in making powerful and effective herbal medicines so you can be confident in the herbal preparations you make.

• You are a beginner, intermediate, or even advanced herbalist who yearns for a deeper connection to the natural world (whether you live in the city, suburbs, countryside, Northern or Southern Hemisphere).

• You recognize that deep healing involves more than swallowing an herbal capsule. 

• You are excited (and committed) to being a part of an inclusive community that respects and values all abilities, ages, body sizes, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, races, religions, and sexual orientations. 

Who won't benefit from this course?


We have carefully created this course for people who want to make strong herbal medicine and feel more deeply connected to the plants themselves. 

But this course isn’t for everyone and we don’t want to waste anyone’s time! 

This course isn’t for you if...

• Your idea of health is simply taking herbal pills instead of pharmaceutical drugs.

• You want to memorize what herbs are good for, without studying the plants themselves. 

• You want to buy 100% of your herbal medicines. 

• You aren’t interested in learning about the plants, animals, insects, etc. that live around you.

• You are seeking help for a specific health-related problem.

Can't I just learn this information for free online?


You might be wondering why we would offer a course when there’s so much free information already out there. 

Here’s the thing: if you are someone who loves spending hours sorting through lots of confusing misinformation, and you don’t mind making a lot of unnecessary mistakes along the way, then you will be happy sticking with Google searches. 

But if you are ready to get experienced advice so that you can make potent herbal medicines without years of trial and error, then you’ll love Rooted Medicine Circle. 

The truth is that a lot of the free information out there is flat-out wrong, outdated, or overly simplified in a way that leads to confusion and weak herbal medicines.

For example, should you make a tea? Or a tincture? Is the plant best fresh or dried? How do you know what you are making is safe? Or effective? It’s easy to get stuck before you even begin. With our guidance, you will break through the confusion so you can get started right away. 

To show the difference in our approach, you can download our Ultimate Guide to Making Teas. This includes an extensive reference chart so you know how to make teas with over 100 plants.

Sample Lesson: Ultimate Guide to Making Tea

Our approach to herbal medicine making is based on decades of experience, both as makers ourselves, as well as helping thousands of students along the way. Our information is straightforward, practical, and nuanced. 

With Rooted Medicine Circle, you’ll be crafting amazing herbal medicines without making costly and frustrating mistakes. 

But this course isn’t just about learning the facts of medicine making. It’s also about deepening your relationship with plants and infusing your life with connection, wonder, and joy. Rooted Medicine Circle will help you prioritize and sink into the rhythms of the natural world around you. 

Do I need to have cooking or foraging experience to make potent herbal medicines?


Making exceptional herbal medicines requires knowledge and skill, but this doesn’t mean that you have to be an expert in the kitchen. 

Our approach to herbal medicine gives you essential tips for making potent remedies without being overly complicated. We are known for creative and simple recipes that become family favorites, ones that you reach for frequently. 

And while this course accentuates getting to know the plants and other beings that live around you, foraging, wildcrafting, or gardening is not required. We provide resources to help you find quality herbs without growing or harvesting them yourself. However, if you do decide to harvest plants, we have ample materials to support you. 

Herbs are only as effective as the medicine you create.


With Rooted Medicine Circle, you are connecting to the heart of herbalism. 


Herbalism will no longer be something you simply do, but a way of being deeply infused into your everyday life.
Rooted Medicine Circle

Join the Circle!


Rooted Medicine Circle offers you the convenience of learning at home, while getting live instruction and support. 

Herbal weekend classes and conferences often cost over $300 plus additional costs for travel, food, and lodging. 

This 10-month experience offers you monthly live classes and Q&A sessions, recordings, meetups, and extensive course materials, all of which you may keep for life. 

The monthly cost of Rooted Medicine Circle is less than you would pay for a weekend class. Or, you can pay in full and basically get two months free.

Rooted Medicine Circle is now Closed.

Sign up below to get on the waitlist for our next enrollment.

We respect your email privacy

Still undecided? Click here for more FAQs


Questions? Contact us at [email protected]