Christa Sinadinos

Christa Sinadinos has more than 25 years expertise as a clinician, teacher, gardener, and medicine maker. She is the founder and director of The Northwest School for Botanical Studies in Fieldbrook, CA, where she has trained hundreds of students who have become the new generations of herbalists. 

Christa is the author of "The Essential Guide to Western Botanical Medicine," a clinically-based, comprehensive textbook that includes an in-depth materia medica, medicine making, a formulary, and more than 1,000 botanical photographs. It can be purchased at: She continues to write monographs for Herb Mentor through Learning Herbs.  

Christa maintians a vibrant demonstration garden with more than 200 species of medicinal herbs and an extensive herbal pharmacy. For more than 20 years, she owned and operated a wholesale herbal extract business and a compounding pharmacy that served thousands of clients throughout the West Coast. 

She is a guest instructor at California School of Herbal Studies and HerbRally, and continues to lecture at herbal schools and conferences throughout the United States including the American Herbalist Guild Symposium, International Herb SymposiumCalifornia Women's Herbal Symposium, Good Medicine ConfluenceCalifornia Native Plant Society, Humboldt State University,  Mad River Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital

Christa studied with Michael Moore at the Southwest School for Botanical Medicine, with Adam Seller at the Pacific School of Herbal Medicine.  She lives in Humboldt County with her husband, Howie, and their son, Jayden.

For more information: Christa's Curriculum Vitae