About the American Herbalists Guild

The American Herbalists Guild (AHG) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants.

AHG membership is encouraged but not required for participation in the activities of Georgia's Lowcountry Chapter.

Benefits of Joining AHG

There are many benefits of joining AHG listed on their website and we invite you to look them over. In the meantime, we've picked some of our favorites:

If You Are a Healthcare Practitioner: you will have access to free, comprehensive, non-biased information inquiry services from the Center for Drug Information and Natural Products (CDINP) at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Health Sciences.

If You Are An Herbalist: you choose to become a part of a community of likeminded people and collective statements to current issues such as the state-by-state Health Freedom Legislation championed by Diane Miller.

 If You Think Plants are Super Cool: you're in the right place - you've found your tribe. To get serious schooling, check out the "AHG Guide to Getting an Herbal Education". If you just want to learn more, AHG membership will give you access to their archived webinars and Quarterly Journal which is always jam-packed with awesome information. In fact, take a peek at a sample issue of the AHG journal.

Our Professional Member

To become a local chapter of the American Herbalists Guild, each geographic location must be associated with a Registered Herbalist (RH) who has gone through extensive training and mentorship to become an expert in the field of herbal medicine.

PatriciaOur professional member is Patricia Kyritsi Howell, who runs the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, USA.

Patricia has more than twenty years’ experience as a clinical herbalist and teacher. Her book, Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians is one of the foremost resources on the topic of regional native plant medicines. She has served three terms as a member of the Governing Council of the  national AHG and is the co-founder of the original, Atlanta-based Georgia AHG Chapter.