Susan Elliotson, RH

After many years as a law clerk with a life-long interest in plants, Susan returned to school to study Phytotherapy in the diploma program at the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Mohawk College, Hamilton, under the medical supervision of a staff instructor of the McMaster University Medical School, with additional instruction from naturopaths, medical herbalists and specialists in botany and horticulture. She has been in private clinical practice in Caledon for over thirty years and is surrounded by the over 120 medicinal herbs she uses to produce remedies for her patients. She is a professional member of the Ontario Herbalist’s Association, and a Director since 2011, where she also served as President. She was a regular contributor to The Canadian Journal of Herbalism before it ceased publication. She is a professional member of The American Botanical Council.

Susan regularly leads herb walks that increase one’s familiarity with healing plants that are seen everyday in backyards or when out in nature. Over the last decade, she has had a constant flow of IHN’s graduating students who are in awe of the knowledge they earn through her wisdom. She speaks to private groups on different aspects of herbs, teaches Herbal Pharmacy as a faculty member of Mohawk College (Hamilton) and was faculty in The Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s regular diploma program teaching Herbal Medicine before going on to create an advanced post graduate course in our Continuing Education program.

  • HM 008 Herbal Medicine

    Learn the healing and rejuvenating effects of medicinal herbs. Special emphasis is placed on herbal terminology, levels of application (including tonics, heroics and specifics), chronic condition application, remedies for stress, detoxification and antiviral, antibiotic and immune stimulating herbs.

  • Advanced Herbal Therapeutics CEAHT

    Herbal Therapeutics looks deeply into disease conditions likely to be met in today’s world. Knowledge of advanced research along with well-established, traditional uses of plants will allow for participants to compound complete protocols for any illness, whether chronic or acute, even if never before encountered. Participants will be involved in discussion of real-life case studies and formulation of all aspects of treatment, with the emphasis on herbal combinations, as an individual’s health changes through the progression of a disease and through different stages of life.