online course

The Healing Power of Icelandic Herbs

Is Iceland on your bucket list? Do you love herbs? Then this is the course for you! You learn how to use, harvest and prepare Icelandic medicinal herbs. 26 recipes included! These herbs also grow in abundance in North America and Europe. 

TWO Good Reasons Why You Should Buy This Course!

Listen to Anna Rósa, a herbalist in Iceland, give you two excellent reasons why you should buy this course. The second one might surprise you!

Support Women in Refugee Camps

Anna Rósa runs a herbal project in the Kurdistan region in Iraq and uses profit from this course to fund that project. She teaches women in camps for refugees and internally displaced people about herbs and how to make herbal products. The end goal is for the women in the camps to set up herbal businesses so they can provide for their families. 

What you'll learn

  • 14 Icelandic medicinal herbs
  • Action, uses and research
  • History, folklore and dosage
  • How to harvest, dry and store the herbs
  • How to make tea, decoctions, tinctures, compresses, washes and baths
  • 26 recipes are included

How does it work?

  • The course starts when you register
  • You get access to all the material immediately 
  • You learn at your own speed
  • You learn when it suits you
  • You have access to the online course for 12 months

About this course

  • $397
  • 65 in-depth videos
  • Special in-the-nature videos on how to harvest each plant
  • 4.5 hours of video content
  • 26 recipes – printable PDF
  • Scientific research – printable PDF

65 In-Depth Videos

There are three videos for each herb with in-depth information about how to work with it, which health problem it is good for and how to prepare it. There are special in-field videos where Anna Rósa shows you how to harvest each plant. She’ll give you all her tips after more than 30 years of wildcrafting in the pure wilderness of Iceland.

Want to Take a Look?

Below you can watch two samples from the course. You can watch part two about Lady’s Mantle but each herb is in three parts. The first part is about the habitat, parts used and harvesting. The second part is about the history, action, uses and research. The third part is about folklore, dosage and recipes. You can also watch a video on how to harvest Lady’s Mantle but there are harvesting videos like that for each herb.

Learn about the 14 most important Icelandic herbs!

Immediate access to 65 in-depth videos, 26 recipes and Anna Rósa’s harvesting tips!

What Herbs are Covered?

Angelica, Arctic Thyme, Bilberries, Crowberries, Dandelion, Downy Birch, Horsetail, Iceland Moss, Lady’s Mantle, Meadowsweet, Nettle, Rhodiola, Willow and Yarrow.

Anna Rósa Has Over 30 Years of Experience

Anna Rósa studied medical herbalism in England for 4 years. She has run her private practise and taught about Icelandic herbs for over 30 years. Anna Rósa has also written a popular book about the healing power of Icelandic herbs. She formulates and makes by hand over 100 herbal products and handpicks all the herbs in the pure wilderness of Iceland.

They Recommend it!

Rosemary cp
Anna Rosa is an inspiration! Not only an experienced and knowledgeable herbalist, Anna Rosa is also actively teaching women in refugee camps about herbal medicine and self care with the goal of helping these women set up their own herbal business’s. That’s ‘activism’ in action! If you’re interested in learning about herbs, and learning them thoroughly, Anna Rosa’s new herbal course is an excellent way to begin. She brings over 30 years of experience to her teachings and gives clear, precise instructions with beautiful photos. Her course focus’s on 14 herbs that are readily found in temperate regions around the world, with directions on where to find them, how to identity them, prepare them as medicine and food, and how to use them. This course is a great gateway into the healing power of plants without being over whelming.
Rosemary Gladstar
Herbalist and AUthor
David Winston final cp
I met Anna Rosa Grasalæknir many years ago at an American Herbalist Guild Conference. It was quickly obvious to me that she was a well qualified clinical herbalist and I was fascinated by her stories of being one of 3 herbalists in Iceland. She also explained that there are significant restrictions that exist for importing herbs from elsewhere. The flora of Iceland is limited, so Anna Rosa and the Icelandic people have found ways to get the most out of what is available. That is what makes Icelandic herbal medicine so fascinating, from her (and her excellent book) I learned more about Angelica than I ever knew. While you will not learn a huge number of plants in this well thought out video class, you will learn a great deal about 14 important plants (including Rhodiola, Ladies Mantle, Angelica, Yarrow, Horsetail, Willow, Dandelion, Meadowsweet) - their history, how to harvest them, to make medicine from them, recipes and how to use them in ways that will surprise even the experienced clinician. I was excited to find new ways to use “old plant friends” and I believe you will be too.
David Winston
RH (AGH), Dsc, author of adaptogens, herbs for strength, stamina and stress relief
Melissa new_1 cp
Anna Rosa has created a course with crisp Icelandic simplicity that is clear and accessible. Yet there is a thoroughness and detail that reflects thirty years of herbal medicine experience. The materials are laid out so that you follow in sequence, or dip in and revisit. It is impossible to watch the course presentations without feeling better informed – and yet there is something about seeing the plants in their wild Icelandic context that makes listening and watching, a restful pleasure. The descriptions of harvesting and processing are full of tips and helpful anecdotes; the explanation of medicinal use balances research with empirical clinical experience; the recipes feel reliable, tried and tested; and the plant stories from Icelandic folklore bring in extra perspective and nuance to familiar friends. And of course the great thing is that this learning, the deepening of understanding of medicinal herbs from Northern European tradition is creating the opportunity for women and girls in refugee camps in Iraq to learn about medicinal herbs and spices local to them. This course is herbal medicine making a difference.
Melissa Ronaldson
Medical Herbalist


If you can’t find an answer to your questions below, send us an email [email protected]

If you have questions regarding the course then email us at [email protected]. Anna Rósa does not usually answers emails herself but her son who works with her will respond. There are no online meetings or Q&A with Anna Rósa included in this course. If you want more information on the herbs in this course or on other Icelandic medicinal herbs then we recommened Anna Rósa’s book. Her book Icelandic Herbs and their Medicinal Uses is available from Amazon. 

This course does not include online meetings or Q&A with Anna Rósa. She’s also not available for consultations anymore, neither online or in-person. However if you’re visiting Iceland you can visit our shop (and production studio) at Langholtsvegur 109 in Reykjavik. Mostly Anna Rósa’s son takes care of the shop but she is sometimes there. If you’re visiting from abroad and want to visit the shop, send us an email: [email protected] beforehand so we can tell you if Anna Rósa will be there. The shop is only open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12-16pm.

Yes, most of them are very common. If you live in Iceland then it’s really easy to find all of them in the wilderness except one. All the herbs in this course except Iceland Moss grow in abundance in North America and Europe. 

This course is for anyone who’s interested in Icelandic medicinal herbs and wants to use herbs to improve their health. The herbs in this course also grow in North America and Europe. You don’t need to know anything about medicinal herbs before you join this course. 

You have 12 months access to this course.

No you can not. When you register for this course you have immediate access to all the course material and therefore we don’t refund. However if you think the course does not deliver what it says in the course description then we urge you to write to us and explain why you think you should get a refund. Please write to us at: [email protected].

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