The military herbal medic

Sam Coffman

November 3, 2020

Sam Coffman, an herbal medic with three decades of experience, talks about the effectiveness and sustainability of using herbalism as a way to provide health care in remote regions or crisis circumstances with a minimum of medical supplies, both for acute care and trauma as well as for chronic conditions. He weighs in on the popularity herbal remedies have gained in the last 20 years and emphasizes the importance of getting familiar with herbs by watching them grow through at least one life cycle.


Sam Coffman began his medical education in the military as a U.S. Special Forces Medic (aka Green Beret medic) in 1989. He is the founder of The Human Path/Herbal Medics Academy and co-founder of Herbal Medics which is the school’s outreach organization that works with underserved communities. The school teaches an integrative medical model that combines herbalism and orthodox western medicine. He has co-created nearly 2000 hours of pathophysiology-based herbal medicine curriculum, and led hundreds of herbal clinics in remote, austere, post-disaster and underserved areas. 


Useful links

Herbal Medics Academy

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