From: John Gallagher, L.Ac., CCH

 

know exactly how you feel. I have 2 kids myself.

You want to care for your kids naturally, but you're not exactly sure where to start, or you're not sure who to trust. There is SO much information online and in books, it's dizzying. I should know. I was there once myself.

Well, here's the thing.

Nearly three years ago my wife Kimberly and I came out with our board game, Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game.

Thousands of parents have purchased it since. And perhaps hundreds have emailed me saying...

"John. I love your game. It taught us about some plants and how to use them, but it really does not tell you HOW to use the herbs."

My response was always, "Well, just join our free newsletter or HerbMentor.com. That's what LearningHerbs.com is all about. Or maybe buy our kit."

Here is my confession...

That was a lazy response! I ADMIT IT!

What I should have said was...

"I understand how you feel. While a board game can never really teach you HOW to use herbs, or at least do it justice, I happened to have this super simple course that will get you started. A course that works even if you just want to purchase remedies at a store. I have something made BY parents, FOR parents."

Did I say this? No. Why? Because I did not have such a course available. Until now.

Folks, I am super proud to finally introduce...

Kids & Herbs: A Naturally Simple Course for Parents...

“What is Kids & Herbs?”

Kids & Herbs is a conversation between two parents who use herbs daily with their kids. I interview herbalist and mom Angie Goodloe, who shares her wisdom with us. Angie is a self taught herbalist with a Master Herbalist diploma from the American College of Health Sciences.

Kids & Herbs is not a workbook style course. There is no homework for the busy parent other than to try the remedies we suggest.

The casual, webinar format fits into the busiest parents life. I know how busy you are. I'm just as busy. So, with my years of home study training experience behind me, I create a course that works for the modern parent on the go.

It's kind of like "multi-media home study course meets NPR interview."

You can even take the audio or video on an iPod or iPhone to listen to in the car or watch on "your breaks" at work. ;)

In these webinars, we cover...

  • Building a home apothecary
  • Herbs and remedies for cold and flu (we even have a bonus lesson on the h1n1 virus!)
  • Herbs for first aid (MORE DETAILS BELOW)

  • Each lesson also provides a foundation for parents on how to approach using herbs with kids. Common sense wisdom from parents who use herbs with kids is infused throughout the program.
  • There will be a bonus Q&A session as well.
  • 7 hours of instruction!


The Format...

Kids & Herbs is located on a special web site for those who register for the class. Each lesson includes...

  • Streaming webinar video, which is a special slideshow designed for note taking.
  • Downloadable video webinars for slower connections or for later viewing.
  • Videos that work seamlessly on iPod/iPhone, etc. for those on the go. You can also view them on your PC or Mac.
  • AUDIO mp3 download. This course works great as just audio.
  • PDF transcript to aid listening/viewing.


This new course is a great starting place for people who may not have had the opportunity to learn about the herbs yet.

It is great for today when it is important for us to know how to take care of our own health without always having to go to a doctor.

The course had a huge amount of information and is a simple format that will be easy for anyone to follow.

Everyone should have this kind of information if they have a kid to help keep them healthy and happy.

–Katrina Kruczko
Slatington, Pa



The Lessons...

Home Apothecary



  • Tips for integrating herbal medicine into the home

  • Administering herbs to kids

  • Great "kid herbs" to have in your apothecary

  • The best books and resources

  • Contraindications

  • Suggested dosage for children

  • Tips for the busy parent

Remedies covered include....

  • Tinctures

  • Freezing fresh herbs in ice cube trays

  • Herbal pops

  • Honey

  • Syrups and elixirs

  • Powders and making "candy" or "tablets"

  • Puddings and thick drinks

  • Tea blends

  • Infusions

  • Decoctions

  • Herbal Baths

  • Vapors and steams

  • Poultices

  • Compresses

  • Salves and infused oils

  • A 2 part lesson nearly 3 hours long!

Colds & Flu



  • Prevention

  • Keeping a balanced home life

  • Nourishment and nutritional support

  • The herb that's the "harmony remedy," and how to prepare it

  • The most important thing to do when you're child is not feeling well

  • The holistic mindset

  • The top herbs and remedies for your cold & flu "toolbox"

  • The magic herbs you already have in your kitchen

  • Steam baths and vaporizers for decongestion

  • How to relieve aches

  • THE number one elixir that kids LOVE

  • Lozenges, and how to make them

  • Calming herbs for a child in distress

  • Special "cough" herbs

  • What is a fever and how to manage it with herbs. When to see a doctor

  • Ways that John and Angie use herbal remedies with their kids that you'll never find in any books

  • Loads more in this 90 minute presentation.

First Aid


  • How to keep calm during acute situations

  • Vital information parents should know about how to prepare for first aid situations

  • The best herbs and remedies for...

  • Splinters

  • Itchy skin

  • Minor burns

  • Minor wounds

  • Irritated/swollen eyes

  • Stings/ bites

  • Skin infections

  • Sunburn

  • Sore muscles

  • Sprains, strains, bruises

  • Herbs include calendula, comfrey, plantain, chamomile, yarrow, echinacea, st. johnswort, burdock (ALL herbs in the Wildcraft! game!)

  • A very thorough 2 hour presentation!



Kudo's to Angie and John ...

The Kids and Herbs Webinar is just a fantastic program.  I only wish there was something like this around when my children were young.  

There is so much information packed into this lesson with the video's, slideshows, transcripts, and bonus's.

It really is an easy and fun way to learn how to infiltrate herbs into our daily lives, and especially when our children are ill, in a simple and profound way.  

No more wondering "what to do ... what to do".  

It builds trust in ourselves as healers and that empowers and strengthens the whole family.  Thank you.

–Linda B.
Merrillville, Indiana



I found the Kids and Herbs course to be both informative and entertaining.

I am already trying some of the good ideas presented in the first lesson. The information was presented in an informal and easily accessible way just like having a conversation with a friend in your kitchen.

The ideas John and Angie talked about were all very simple things anyone can do.

And the best part is that you probably already have a lot of the ingredients in your kitchen

–Lisa Parker
Kapaa, HI



Watch the "Sneak Peak" video


Kids & Herbs is closed.

BUT....

If we ever do decide to release it again, we'll let you know on our free HerbMentor News list.

We keep our list private, and do not share with anyone. You'll get a free lesson every month. Also, you'll get a link for our Home Remedy Secrets video eBook. This is our gift for joining our community.

Make sure you confirm your subscription in your email inbox right away...


Well, I know Kids & Herbs is closed, and I am not sure if and when we will offer it again. If we do, we will tell folks on our free HerbMentor News list. So, make sure you get on the mailing list above.

In health,

John Gallagher, L.Ac., CCH

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