Herbal Wellness Products, Education, Consultations, & Community
Herbal study is a lifelong journey, unique to each individual embarking upon it. We support students in this work with a comprehensive training program of six sequential 4- to 8-week-long courses, currently fully online,* covering:
the foundations of plant medicine,
organ system functions and imbalances with corresponding herbal treatments,
tissue states study,
plant materia medica and research,
herbal preparations and dosages,
beginning comprehensive client intake practices, and
advanced independent study projects.
By request, we can also custom-design independent workshops for small groups. Please contact us directly if interested!
*Note: We anticipate offering in-person opportunities again in the future for students living in the area. For now, we appreciate the option to connect with students farther afield and honor everyone’s different health and safety needs.
Foundations of Herbalism
Plants aren’t just beautiful and fragrant; they’re also Earth’s original pharmacy. Learn how we can support our and our loved ones’ health in this eight-week online course. Topics include:
a brief historical overview of herbalism,
common U.S. and Midwest medicinal plants,
the vocabulary of plant energetics, actions, and elements,
identifying plants by tastes and affinities,
preparing an infused oil, tincture, and salve,
prevention and care of acute seasonal afflictions, and
nervous system-balancing aromatherapy.
When: Wednesdays, Jan 12–Mar 2, 2022, 6:00–8:00 p.m. CT
Cost: $200,** via PayPal or check
Instructor: Shannon Renne
Materials: Zoom link and class materials will be emailed the Sunday before each class. If you miss any sessions, recordings will be available to you for two weeks from the class date.
**If you are unable to pay in full before class begins, please contact me. I strive to make herbal wisdom affordable and accessible to all who wish to learn and practice. I understand times are tight for many and am able to be flexible.
Organ Systems I
This 4-week online course begins to delve into the anatomical and physiological functions of human organ systems, including the digestive, nervous, liver, and lymphatic systems. We will learn which plants to use for corresponding imbalances within these systems, create individual plant profiles, and explore the basics of aromatherapy.
The tissue states are western herbalism's most helpful assessment tool in undertaking a total body evaluation. In this 4-week course, we learn the history of the tissue states based on the four foundational qualities (hot, cold, wet, and dry) plus two tensions (sedating and stimulating) that combine uniquely in each individual.
Organ Systems II
Total Body Analysis & Practicum
Advanced Independent Study
Holistic Assessments for Optimal Health & Wellness
Each of our bodies has traveled different paths and gathered different physical, psychological, and spiritual imprints from our experiences. An herbal consultation accounts for this uniqueness in its collaborative, iterative process. Please keep in mind that an herbalist is not a doctor and so cannot diagnose or prescribe. She can, however, make plant-medicinal suggestions (e.g., teas, tinctures, topical applications) to help your body find balance and return to its optimal state of function.
Shannon Renne is a clinical herbalist with 5 years of formal education in plant medicine and over 15 years of experience working with diverse bodies and needs, including addressing acute and chronic illnesses. She is also comfortable working with most prescriptions.
An intake consultation with Shannon costs† $125 and consists of a 60–90 minute, in-person discussion of:
your health concerns and goals, health history, lifestyle, and any past trauma;
identification of organ system excesses and deficiencies;
tissue state analysis; and
individualized recommendations of corresponding, balancing herbal applications.
Follow-up consultations with Shannon generally last 30–45 minutes and cost $1/minute. Together in person or via phone or email (as you choose), you will review your personalized herbal suggestions and adjust as desired.
Each individual will require different herbs, and it is up to them what they choose to try (the cost of recommended herbs is not included in the consultation cost). Typical suggestions average $30–40 of herbal products, which the individual may obtain independently or from Shannon.
†Payment accepted via cash, check, or PayPal. If you cannot afford the cost of the consultations, please contact me in advance to discuss possible payment or trade options. I strongly believe in accessible care for everyone.
All Herban Artisans products are crafted with care using ethically sourced plants. Our values of quality, compassion, safety, and accessibility guide everything we develop. We offer both gentle products for general populations via area venues and our soon-to-launch Etsy store and also custom preparations designed specifically for your unique makeup and needs. We prefer to get to know those who choose Herban Artisans, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
*New*: Herban Artisans CSA
A great treat for yourself or gift for a loved one! A quarterly subscription of seasonally curated herbal products and nature-inspired art sent to your home on each solstice and equinox. Each box contains a tea, tincture or oxymel, topical application, beauty product, and aromatherapy item, along with a piece of hand-crafted art. An accompanying newsletter will describe the products and herbs used in the formulations. Beginning December of 2021. Cost for 4 boxes: $250 (includes shipping), via PayPal. Contact Shannon with questions or to place your order.
Sample Product List
Our “off-the-shelf” products change regularly and seasonally, so please contact us for the most up-to-date availability. The following are examples of some of our most popular products.
Salves and Lotions
First Aid Salve, 1 oz., $15,
Bruise and Sore Muscle Salve, 1 oz., $15
Rose Facial Cream, 1 oz., $18
Nutritive Long Infusion Blend, 3 oz., $15
Cold Killa', 3 oz., $15
Tinctures vary in availability, menstruum, strength, and price, depending on the plant tinctured. Before purchasing, please contact us to ensure the tincture you choose is a safe match for you.
Varied Bitters Formulas