MarisaTomah-4The Naturopathic Herbalist is a website developed and continuously maintained by Dr. Marisa Marciano and a group of dedicated medical and herbal students that hopes to encourage the holistic perspectives inherent in herbalism and impart a practical understanding of a plant’s therapeutic actions, how to use their properties to release our own innate self-healing powers, and to spread stewardship & and renewed respect for the healing powers of Nature.

All of the information on this site has been curated from only the most credible resources, and that of the most up to-date evidence based scientific research.

Pertinent details have been highlighted and all information taken from various sources has been organized and simplified in such as way as to facilitate ease of learning.

Use the drop down menus located at the top of the page to find information on major Herbal Actions, Plant Constituents, Pharmacy, and to locate full monographs on over one hundred herbs organized by both latin and common names.

Disclaimer: None of the information on this site should be substituted for or interpreted as medical advice. This site only provides the basis for logical and holistic prescribing by compiling current information in an accessible way.


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NPLEX II Herbal Review Course

Are you writing NPLEX II this summer?

Join me for an (as fun as possible!) day of herbal learning, meant to save you study time and build your confidence in answering exam-like questions about botanical medicine for your upcoming NPLEX II exam.

Wednesday July 7th 10am – 2pm PST


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