Traditional Roots Herbal Conference

The conference is over but you can read an account of the day on the Mountain Rose blog. We also recorded most of the sessions for you. You can purchase them here.

The conference will draw on tradition as well as scientific research to offer the best of both worlds. Enrich your knowledge of materia medica as applied to clinical case review, and expand your skills in formulation. Enjoy topics including constitutional evaluation, herbal energetics, hands-on medicine making, gardening with medicinal plants, bioregional herbalism and wildcrafting, and botanical field applications.

This symposium is ideal for all people interested in herbal medicine, including clinicians who use, or want to use, herbal prescriptions as key components to treating disease and reclaiming health. Also welcome are  community herbalists as well as others who wish to learn more about the benefits of the natural world.


Lecture and Workshop Topics Include:

  • Embodying the Elements of Care: Making, Becoming and Being Medicine
  • Northwest Analogs to Common Trade Herbs
  • Traditional Botanicals and Modern Scientific Research in Women’s Health
  • Botanical Medicines in the Stages of Fever
  • Roots, Maps and Interactions: Self-Healing and Living Systems, Ancient to Future
  • Endocrine Systems Basics
  • Experiential Energetics: Sensation as the Language of Plants
  • Treating Urinary Tract Infections with Herbs: Bring Your Cases
  • Restorative Wildcrafting in the Pacific Northwest
  • Raiders of the Lost Journals (in NCNM’s Rare Books Room)
  • Clinical case presentations, herb walks, clinic tours, hands-on medicine making and more!


herbpharm-new-logo180NCNM gratefully acknowledges the generous support of conference Champion Sponsor, Herb Pharm, which has been crucial to the development of the Traditional Roots Institute and instrumental in helping the institute present a conference of this caliber.