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Treating Depression and Anxiety with Herbal Medicine & Herbal Synergy

with David Winston


  • The deep, underlying physiological causes of depression and anxiety
  • Wisdom from the world’s great herbal traditions
  • How to help address depression and anxiety with the right botanical medicine
  • What cutting-edge scientific research is revealing about herbal synergy
  • Herbal Synergy: the key to Green Medicine

A One-Day Workshop

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Morning session: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

Morning session: The Treatment of Depression + Anxiety with Botanical and Nutritional Medicines

It seems almost everyone in our country is either depressed, anxious, or both. We live in a very stressful time and the mainstream solution is to take a pill or talk to a therapist. Both of these approaches can work, but what if you don’t want to take SSRI or anxiolytic medications with all their side effects, or if standard talk therapies haven’t worked for you? This morning world-famous herbalist David Winston will reveal that there are other options, as he shares his deep understanding of these conditions’ complex underlying factors and sophisticated holistic approaches to addressing them.

Impaired mental health is more than an imbalance of neurochemicals. There can be more than 14 underlying causes of depression, including: inflammation, blood sugar dysregulation, and hormonally induced depressions; and 11 causes of anxiety, including thyroid, GI tract and old-age induced types of anxieties. A skilled herbalist can pinpoint the specific underlying cause of the imbalance, and mild to moderate cases can often be very effectively helped using the appropriate herbs, but it is a common misconception to think that there is such a thing as a specific “depression herb.” One has to correctly diagnose the specific causes of any emotional dysfunction to identify the specific remedies to treat it.


Afternoon session: Herbal Synergy, A Key to Effective Herbal Medicine

In just about all the world’s great herbal traditions (Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Unani-Tibb, Tibetan medicine, Siddha, Jamu, Physiomedicalism, the Eclectic Movement, William LeSassier’s Triune System, etc.) the concept of herbal synergy is woven into the fabric of healing practice. In fact, throughout the history of herbal medicine, the use of simples (one herb at a time) is the rare exception rather than the rule. The use of complex herbal formulas is almost universal, as practitioners have always understood they are most often treating complex people with complex problems, and modern scientific research is now confirming that when herbs are skillfully combined in formulas they can have far greater activity than the individual ingredients.

This afternoon David Winston, one of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable herbalists, will share his insights into how to get beyond the misinformed idea that single “magic bullet” remedies can cure specific conditions and instead present a holistic understanding that permits a practitioner to find the optimal custom formula that fits a specific patient at a specific time.



  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • This workshop is part of the Green Medicine: A Four Month Training in Herbalism that can be taken individually.
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Treating Depression and Anxiety with Herbal Medicine & Herbal Synergy

  • 1 Session(s)
  • Feb 27 2022 10:00 AM ET





David Winston, RH (AHG), an internationally known herbalist, lecturer, author, ethnobotanist and founder of the deeply respected company, Herbalist & Alchemist.



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