Directory of Herbal Education

Disclaimer: The schools listed below are only offered as reference to potential students wishing to further their knowledge in the art of herbal medicine. However, the schools included in this list DO NOT signify that the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) endorses the content and/or quality of any trainings or programs offered by any of the institutions listed, nor should it be considered to reflect the views or opinions of any representative of the AHG.

Furthermore, taking any training or program with any Herbal Institution listed here or otherwise, does not guarantee acceptance as a Registered Herbalist in the AHG — all applications for Registered Herbalist membership need to meet the minimum requirement as set by the AHG, be reviewed and pre-approved by the membership examining panel, and be approved by the board of directors.

The AHG accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in this list, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of registering and taking any training with any of the institution listed. All individuals are advised and encouraged to perform their own thorough research to determine if a particular training or program offered by any listed school meets her/his expectations, and that it is something worth registering for.

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ABC of Herbalism with Susun Weed

I offer four different courses, each of which explores a different aspect of herbal medicine. Each course includes a project booklet of 26 assignments, audio/video tapes/DVDs, books, a discount on classes with me, time to deal with your personal needs, erratic mailings of fun stuff, and special gifts. You are free to complete your course as your time and life allow; there is no time limit. There is no requirement to send in lessons or to report to me, except as you desire. Upon completion of your course you receive a beautiful certificate suitable for framing.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 845.246.8081
Fax: 845.246.8081 (FAX)
Web site:
Address: PO Box 64  
Woodstock, NY 12498 USA

Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, Aesthetics & Herbology (AMNAH College)

Alternative Medicine, Nutrition & Aesthetics & Herbology 'AMNAH College' is a private institution providing rigorous curriculums conducted through online educational courses and training that lead to certificates, diplomas, master's and doctoral degrees..

AMNAH College currently offers courses in a range of health fields, including:

- Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy
- Allied Health
- Biofeedback & Neurofeedback
- Biomedicine & Biomedical Sciences
- Complementary & Alternative Medicine
- Cosmetics & Derm Aesthetics
- Health Communication, Informatics & Technology
- Herbaceutics & Phytoceutics
- Nutraceutics & Pharmaceutics
- Nutrition

School type: Distance learning
Phone: +1 (844) 266-2426, +1 (844) AMNAH College
Web site:,
Mililani, Hawaii 96789 USA

American College of Healthcare Sciences

ACHS is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education courses in herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and aromatherapy, among others. Programs emphasize experiential learning and prepare grads to become collaborative leaders in clinical and non-clinical settings. Professional On-Demand CEUs available. Study Abroad. Organic Apothecary Shoppe. DEAC Accredited Online Education. Financial Aid available to those who qualify. Contact us today for more information!

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 503-244-0726, 800-487-4755
Fax: 503-244-0727 (FAX)
Web site:
Address: 5005 SW Macadam Avenue  
Portland, OR 97239 USA

American School of Natural Health

The American School of Natural Health (ASNH) provides natural health education based upon the European approach to natural medicine. Our goal is to offer unique, comprehensive and holistic programs in natural health and train competent, safe and passionate herbal and nutrition consultants. Our programs have been carefully designed to incorporate scientific understanding of the human body with traditional, natural methods of healthcare. The school is based in Tampa, Florida.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 813-445-4202
Fax: 813-445-4202 (FAX)
Web site:
Address: 601 Cleveland Street, Suite #390  
Clearwater, FL 33755 USA

Ancestral Apothecary

Ancestral Apothecary school is dedicated to the study of herbal, folk and indigenous medicine.  We are committed to creating a multi-cultural learning community for the study of herbal medicine, which honors the diverse cultural healing traditions of the Bay Area.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (510) 541.2715
Web site:
Address: 3798 Grand Ave  
Oakland, CA 94610 USA

Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism

ASHH provides sound technical training in holistic healing with a focus on preventative lifestyle. Holistic healing aims to do no harm to the planet in realization that there is no separation between that which we do to ourselves and that which we do to the whole. Holistic health supports the well being of the entire person: mind, body, and spirit.

Students are educated and empowered to cultivate deep wellness within themselves and others using hands, heart, nature, and plants.In a society more familiar with corporate logos than backyard plants, it is imperative that we reclaim the innate wisdom of identifying, honoring, and utilizing the plant kingdom. The earth’s bounty is always reaching out to us, offering its aid to restore us to vitality.

Learning in nature and through nature at ASHH, on our thirty-acre campus, connects the student to the roots and essence of Herbalism. Through the study of medicinal plants and holistic living skills, we return the ancient art of healing to the individual and to the family, rebuilding conscientious communities and embracing our divine potential.

We must learn to love and care for the Earth as we would our own children. In doing so, we find this nurturance becomes our nourishment. This is why, at ASHH, we offer classes for children as well as beginning, intermediate, and advanced adults.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: (828) 350-1221
Web site:
Address: 2 Westwood Place  
Asheville, NC 28806 USA

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism is rooted in the holistic practice of herbal medicine and is conveniently located in New York City. Founded and directed by herbalists Claudia Keel and Richard Mandelbaum, RH (AHG), ArborVitae offers a full professional program, including a one year standalone program and a complete three year program for those wishing to pursue clinical herbal knowledge and practice. The core curriculum is consistent with AHG educational guidelines. Visiting faculty include top herbalists from around the world.

The 1st year curriculum offers a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of herbal medicine, and stands as a strong foundation for further studies or as a basis for effective and knowledgeable home practice. Topics include: Medicine Making & Materia Medica; Holistic Assessment, Methods & Energetics; Body Systems, Bioscience & Western Medicine; and Botany & Plant Identification. The advanced 3 year program consists of the foundational year plus more clinically focused years 2 and 3, providing over 1100 hours of classroom instruction & clinical training. Qualified applicants can enter directly into year 2 or 3. Topics include a Supervised Student Clinic; Applied Body Systems & Herbal Therapeutics; Botanical Actions, Formulation & Application; and Holistic Intakes with Pulse & Tongue Evaluation.

ArborVitae draws upon the best of what New York City has to offer: excellent herb teachers from varied practices, diverse student and client populations, amazingly botanically diverse city parks and gardens, friendly herb shops, mugwort everywhere, and lots and lots of humor. We frequently take trips to visit the wild places within and outside the city, where we identify plants, indulge in the silence, and enjoy a school-wide camping trip. All of our teachers are practicing herbalists and teach from their direct experiences and observations. Our low-cost community herb clinic, staffed by our 3rd year clinical students under supervision of faculty, provides services both on-site and during fieldtrips to visit local NGOs, with mutual sharing of herbal knowledge and traditions. We also offer community classes throughout the year to support our mission of being a progressive community resource for increasing public access to comprehensive herbal knowledge and care.

ArborVitae is dedicated to the memory of the herbalist William LeSassier, and honors his wisdom and teachings.

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 646-721-5998
Web site:
Address: ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism at TriState College of Acupuncture   80 8th Ave, 1302
New York, NY 10011 USA


In 1985, Aromafloria was formed with the desire to bring to consumers the therapeutic and health benefits of nature’s bounty, while preserving the Earth’s natural resources. Aromafloria makes every effort to ensure that all herbs and botanical extracts are harvested in a responsible manner that is in harmony with indigenous cultures, to protect the ecosystem for future generations to come.

To that end, for nearly 30 years Aromafloria has been a leader in aromatherapy and continues to deliver a complete range of therapeutic products. Aromafloria’s suppliers are chosen for their shared commitment in preserving the Earth’s natural resources. Through environmentally sound business practices and on-going research, Aromafloria has expertly crafted aromatherapy products that work to provide balance and harmony to both mind and body. Aromafloria uses only renewable and sustainable botanical extracts, essential oils, vegetable oils, natural plant juices, fruit acids, flavor extracts, minerals and 100% Certified Organic Ingredients where possible. This is to ensure that the maximum aromatherapy benefits from these natural ingredients can be achieved.

Aromafloria’s ground breaking preservative system is a proprietary blend of powerful essential oils and minerals that effectively replace the need for harmful and synthetic preservatives. As a result, the full range of Aromafloria’s bath salts, scrubs, bath gels and massage oils are 100% preservative free.

School type: Distance learning
Phone: 6314244023
Fax: 6314240219 (FAX)
Web site:
Address: 171 E 2nd Street  
Huntington Station, NY 11746 USA

Ayurvedic Institute

Since 1984, The Ayurvedic Institute has taught and promoted the traditional knowledge of Ayurveda. The Educational Department offers the Ayurvedic Studies Program, advanced study in Albuquerque and India, Jyotish courses, an Ayurvedic correspondence course by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda as well as various weekend and intensive seminars. Our Herb Department carries Ayurvedic and Western herbs and many Ayurvedic products and the Panchakarma Department provides traditional Ayurvedic procedures for purification and rejuvenation. The Ayurvedic Press is a division of the Institute and publishes books and textbooks on Ayurveda.

Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician, director of the Institute and its principal instructor, received his Master of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) in 1980 from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune, India. He brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was a Professor of Clinical Medicine for ten years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Lad's academic and practical training includes the study of allopathic medicine and surgery. Dr. Lad is the author of several books and respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic Institute, recognized as a leading Ayurvedic school and Ayurveda health spa outside of India, was established in 1984 to teach the traditional Ayurvedic medicine of India and to provide these ancient therapies. Ayurvedic healing includes herbs, nutrition, panchakarma cleansing, acupressure massage, Yoga, Sanskrit, and Jyotish (Vedic astrology).

School type: On-site learning
Phone: 505.291.9698
Fax: 505.294.7572 (FAX)
Web site:
Address: PO Box 23445  
Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445 USA

Bastyr University

Naturopathic medicine and related programs in health and science.

School type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 425-602-3020
Web site:
Address: 14500 Juanita Dr NE  
Kenmore, WA 98028 USA


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