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. Read More

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ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL THERAPIES / Traditions School of Herbal Studies

Traditions School of Herbal Studies, located in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida, combines the talents of two of the areas most experienced herb teachers - Dr. Bob Linde & Renee Crozier.
Renee and Bob create a community of focused, hands-on educational experience, carefully blending science and energy, research and experience, Eastern and Western herbal medical arts.
Western Herbalism Program:​
The herbal student can attend an introduction to Western Herbalism class or continue on to take the full year and a half program. Our course levels are described below.
Western Herbalism: 101
1 weekend class
Perfect for the beginning herbalist or a refresher for the experienced one, this class introduces the basics of Western Herbalism, bioregionalism, herbal nutrition, and the foundations of holistic herbal health. Each student will get hands-on experience making their own herbal preparations including tisanes and tinctures.Learn more than 20 herbs: their uses, medicinal properties & propagation.
Foundations of Western Herbalism 6 weekend course
Our Foundations curriculum is designed to immerse both the beginner and intermediate herbalist in the basic knowledge needed to provide herbal care for themselves and their family. In doing this, we provide a grounded, well-rounded western herbal program to evolve and take into the student’s home and community. This course covers the art of medicine-making, client intake, and the properties of over 100 herbs.
Classes meet one weekend a month for 6 months. This intermediate course requires the successful completion of Western Herbalism: 101 and the approval of the course instructor.
Advanced Western Herbalism 8 weekend course + weekly student clinic
This program covers a full range of educational opportunities from working hands-on with a strong western herbal materia medica to the theory behind holistic, bioregional, herbal living. It covers basic botany, wild crafting, cultivation, processing and storage, medicine making, human physiology, therapeutics and first aid. In addition to these fundamental principles the core curriculum will expand on herbal beauty products, essential oil, and plant spirit medicine and communication. Our overall goal is to educate the student on traditional herbal practices of thousands of years, that span many cultures and healing practices.
Every Tuesday night, students will meet at the clinic to treat real, live clients. They gain experience in case taking, creating appropriate herbal formulas, and preparing medicine.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: A two year program, this course meets for one weekend each month for 2 years for lectures. Weekly hands on internal clinic starts in the 4th month and continues for the remainder of the 2 years.
Level One Classes are required for advancement to Level Two Classes. These classes must be completed in order.
1. General Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory
This class covers the concepts of Yin, Yang, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids as well as 5 Elements and 8 Principle Theories. Pre- registration and Herb school application required. Class usually starts in November.
2. General Chinese Herbal Theory & Legal and Ethical issues in Herbalism
The first day of this class will cover basic concepts of herbs and formulas. We will discuss quality, risks, preparation, dosage, flavors, 18 incompatibles and more. Day two will explore potential legal and ethical issues in clinical herbalism to include DSHEA, selling/prescribing conflicts risk factors in the consulting room and HIPPA.
3. General Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnostics.
Must have completed all three Level one classes to attend Level Two classes. These classes can be completed in any order. Each class will be offered once every two years. Discussion will be on the major herbs of each group on the first day and common formulations on the second. We will also discuss western herbs, Du Yaos and possible formula alterations.
Release Exterior and Drain Fire Herbs & Formulas
Drain Damp/Transform Phlegm
Regulate Qi & Blood
Building Qi, Blood, Yin & Yang
Calming the Shen & Extinguishing Wind
Stabilize & Bind, Open Orifices, Food Stagnation
Making Herbal Products & The Business of Herbalism
The first day of this class will be hands-on making of various herbal medicines. On the second day we will delve into the opening and running of potential herbal practice, record keeping and business plan writing.
Vitamin & Mineral Therapies
We will discuss how various supplements can be included into client care. Discussion will also focus on TCM energetic relationship to various vitamins.
Anatomy & Physiology for Herbalists
This class will explore the body from the western medical approach so that we can better have conversations with doctors and clients.
Pathology for Herbalists
This class will discuss common western medical diseases from patho-physiology and pathology approaches. Must have completed Anatomy & Physiology.
Overnight Field Study/Camping Trip
The camping trip will be offered once a year and will be a fun and exciting exploration of the roots of herbalism.
This class will explore the basic ideas of plants structure and classifications needed for any herbalist.
Herb/Drug Interactions & Western Herbal Practices
Day one will be a discussion of risks and potential herb & drug interactions as well as positive benefits of herbs and drugs. Day two will explore the language of western herbalists and many of their
Student must have completed at least one year of classes before attending these advanced classes.
Chronic Disease
We will focus on the difficultly of treating some of the more common chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Cancer, CFS and more.
Fertility & Gynecology
We will focus on the unique problems faced by the practitioner when dealing with regulating the menstrual cycle. We will look at fertility, PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea and more.
Geriatrics, Children & Infants
We will look at the unique needs of these special types of clients and how we must adjust our diagnostic techniques, dosages and administration of herbs.
No prior classes must be completed. These classes are open to any interested person.
Beyond Herbs: Barefoot Doctoring
This class covers the techniques outside of normal herbalism such as auricular therapy (ear therapy), moxibustion, basic acupressure, Chinese dietary theory and cupping. Wear comfortable clothes since there will be hands-on practice. Moxa (mugwort) will be burned during this class and may bother someone who is irritated by certain types of incense.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 7273182505
Address: 2520 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL, 33712
United States

Adiantum School of Plant Medicine

The Adiantum (Ah-dee-an-tum) School of plant medicine is an onsite herb school in Seattle, WA that offers classes in herbalism, foraging, health and more. We also have two on-site, nine month herbal programs. Classes are taught by Natalie Hammerquist. Natalie's approach blends western energetic herbalism with Chinese medicine and adds a pacific northwest flare.

School Type: On-site learning
Address: 2539 13th Ave S
Seattle, WA, 98144
United States

American College of Healthcare Sciences

DEAC Accredited Online Holistic Education

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: 503-244-0726
Address: 5005 SW Macadam Ave
Portland, OR, 97239
United States

AMNAH College & Clinic

ABOUT AMNAH - The American Medical, Nutrition, and Allied Health College & Clinic

AMNAH CLINIC was founded in 2009 in Tempe, Arizona to provide healthcare and total body wellness following a holistic integrative philosophy that is focused on educating and training patients to empower them in taking control over their own health.

Later, AMNAH CLINIC was transformed into AMNAH COLLEGE & CLINIC to offer interested interns and students with an enriched learning environment that would help them accomplish their academic goals and better plan their professional careers.

AMNAH COLLEGE is registered in the state of Hawaii, United States of America, and operates from its office in Honolulu, Hawaii. However, AMNAH COLLEGE along with its educational lab, medicinary, and clinic are available to students across the United States of America and worldwide.

AMNAH COLLEGE & CLINIC is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and other organizations concerned with advancing health education nationally and internationally.

We at AMNAH COLLEGE & CLINIC are concerned with advancing health education as well, and we are available to help you advance your healthcare career, so write us or give us a call to find out more about how we can help you prepare for the future!

AMNAH College currently offers courses, certificates, diplomas, and graduate studies in a range of natural healthcare fields, including:

- Complementary & Alternative Medicine
- Functional Medicine
- Guided Imagery
- Integrative Medicine
- Health Coaching
- Herbal Medicine & Herbaceutics
- Homeopathy
- Lab Testing
- Natural Medicine & Traditional Naturopathy

Tuition at AMNAH College is affordable, $50 per credit hour, and we are continually advancing AMNAH's learning management system and student portal to offer students a technical, yet comfortable study platform.

We are currently enrolling students for the Spring Quarter with a tuition reduction of 30%. Please call us or write us if you wish to learn more about the study programs!

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: +1 (844) 266-2426
Address: AMNAH College
Mililani, HI, 96789
United States

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
Address: 3798 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA, 94610
United States

Ann Arbor School Of Massage, Herbal & Natural Medicine

Offering two distinct Diploma Programs, including a Two Year Clinical Herbalist diploma, with classroom facilities offering Herbal Apothecary & Dispensary, Full Natural Medicine Clinic, and a full working, teaching Herb Lab and private session rooms, and a setting which features established medicine gardens based on 800 private acres. On site, hands-on, experiential personal, professional and clinical training incorporating holistic methodologies is the approach we cherish and continue to develop.<br />
Our state licensed school incorporates Two year Clinical Herbalist Training within a natural medicine program , as well as offering a 669 hour professional Massage Therapy training program which incorporates herbal education. <br />
Our focus is Applied Home and Clinical Naturopathic and Nutritive Herbalism training for naturopaths, bodyworkers, herbalists and adjunct health care practitioners. Additionally, we offer seasonal foundational program through Gaia Center (sister school) at, for the past 14 years.
Visit for more information and insight into the biographical background of Mary Light, ND MH LMT, director, and Core Staff of Herbalists and Traditional Naturopaths.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 7347697794
Address: 6276 jackson road suite B box 2
ANN ARBOR, MI, 48103
United States

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism

The ArborVitae school is rooted in the wisdom of the natural world and the many traditions that have honed the craft of botanical medicine. We appreciate a holistic approach to healing and to general wellbeing that seeks balance in all aspects of the individual, including food, lifestyle, and spirit. We offer a full, professional program and diverse curriculum to future practitioners. The school provides training by qualified teachers, and is a community resource and space to gather and share for the public in New York City, state, and the Northeast region. ArborVitae offers a one year, standalone program for students to gain foundational knowledge of herbal medicine. There is also a three year course of study for people who wish to pursue clinical herbal knowledge and practice.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 646-721-5998
Address: One Union Square West Suite 309
New York, NY, 10003
United States

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
Address: PO Box 23445
Albuquerque, NM, 87192
United States

Bastyr University

Doctorate Naturopathic Medical program offered with Bastyr University highlights botanical medicine in it's studies.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 5166551182
Address: 4106 Sorrento Valley Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92121
United States

Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine

The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine is one of the most welcoming and popular programs for beginner, intermediate and advanced herbalists and for any health care practitioner or professional who wants to include plant medicine in his or her practice. Directed by award-winning herbalist, apothecary director, teacher, national speaker, and author Holly Bellebuono, this program introduces students to the beauty and function of herbs for medicine with a focus on herbal formulary by body system. Successful completion confers a certificate and credential, and the rigorous formulary-and-pharmacology-based curriculum has been especially useful for herbalists, wellness coaches, naturopathic students, botanists, pharmacists, midwives, ecologists, women’s specialists, and alternative healers.
We offer 3 programs:
1) THE 2-WEEK HERBAL INTENSIVE on Martha's Vineyard. Every Summer we host a delightful and engaging 2-week training and certification intensive for intermediate and advanced learners. The 2018 Intensive will take place June 14 - 27, 2018 (2019 dates TBA). This fantastic learning opportunity on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard teaches the herbal curriculum in a dynamic small-group setting for an engaging exploration of all herbal medicine has to offer. We meet in a casual and supportive environment to study plant ID, harvesting, processing, apothecary, case studies, jurisprudence, and more--with an emphasis on herbal formulary. With its in-depth focus on how herbs work in the body (the curriculum is organized by body system), the 2-Week Intensive also includes hands-on experience processing a variety of folk remedies (the 4-Day Apothecary Weekend). Students also participate in multiple herb walks, field trips, and garden explorations around the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard, as well as kitchen processing, pharmacology and physiology based on the body's primary systems (respiratory, reproductive, digestive, etc.). Our studies include the heritage and folklore of healing, the philosophy of healers from around the world, and more. If you want to deepen your understanding of herbs and how they work in the body--and to learn how to apply herbal formulary in family and community settings-- this is the course for you. Every year this is a very well-received program that strengthens students' abilities and builds community.
Pre-requisite: intermediate experience/education in either plants (gardening, farming, botany, etc.) OR healthcare (nursing, midwifery, herbalism, etc.)
Certificate Earned: Community Herbalist Certificate
Tuition: Early Bird: $2,595 (until March 21). Normal Tuition: $2,795 (until June 1)
Housing: Beds are available at our Herbal HQ, a fantastic and comfortable house where we hold most of our classes and workshops. The house is in walking distance to West Tisbury post office, grocery store, bank, pharmacy and pizza place and we offer both small beds and king beds, which is some of the most affordable summer housing on the island. Past students have loved living in the Herbal HQ as it creates a unique and friendly environment and makes classes and coursework very convenient.
Note: This is an intermediate program, not an advanced clinical program. We do not cover diagnosis, cancer, or diabetes. It is, however, a comprehensive introduction to the complex how and why of herbal healing and pharmacology.
Register here:
2) THE 4-DAY APOTHECARY WEEKEND. This is a fun, hands-on workshop designed for beginners and also for health care professionals who already understand healing and medicine but are new to plants. In this delightful workshop, we identify a wide range of edible and medicinal plants, harvest them, process them, and create a variety of traditional healing remedies, including teas, syrups, honeys, salves, vinegars, and more. This is automatically included in the 2-Week Herbal Intensive, and it can also be taken as as a stand-alone workshop. Dates: June 14 - 17 2018. $595. 2019 dates TBA.
3) THE DISTANCE/ON-LINE PROGRAM. Enroll any time and complete the course from your own home. This option is a 7- month self-paced curriculum for beginners with an emphasis on Holly’s 4-Tier Philosophy of Formulary. It consists of 19 lessons (divided into 3 sets) based on men’s and women’s body systems as well as Hands-On Apothecary Assignments using a variety of plants and techniques. You'll get full curriculum materials including Holly's books The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, The Authentic Herbal Healer, a Student Workbook, helpful and colorful webinar videos, digital materials, former lectures, a complete Audio CD set for easy listening and studying, and Holly's popular Self-Empowerment Guide. Successful completion of the distance program confers a Certificate of Herbal Studies & Formulary. Distance Tuition: $895, enroll at any time.

ABOUT HOLLY BELLEBUONO: An herbalist of 22 years, Holly has dedicated her career to full-time herbal medicine, teaching at conferences and events internationally. She is the author of numerous books about herbal medicine, women's health, and self-empowerment. Her book Women Healers of the World, now in its second printing, was named The Thomas de Baggio Book of the Year by The International Herb Association and also received the Gold Award for Women's Books by the Nautilus Book Award. Holly's newest book, The Healing Kitchen, shares many of her original recipes for health and healing for families and communities, and is featured in numerous articles in Taproot Magazine. Holly has also been published in Parabola, Juno (Britain), United Plant Savers Journal, and more. Her newest book An Herbalist's Guide to Formulary was published by Llewellyn in November 2017. An international speaker, Holly engages audiences with colorful and dynamic presentations about women healers, myth and symbolism, natural health, and positive empowerment. 2018 and 2019 speaking locations include the US, Costa Rica, Canada and England. Called both "a walking encyclopedia" and "a spiritual mentor", Holly directs her school with a compassion and enthusiasm for learning that engages students in reflection, research, and a sense of purpose.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 774-563-9677
Address: PO Box 322
West Tisbury, MA, 02575
United States

Betonica Herbal Apprenticeship

The Betonica Medical Herbalist Training programme is a four year course combining traditional knowledge and modern science.The main aim of the course is to create an alternative learning experience in herbal medicine, combining community, sustainability and organic principles.This four year course (on completion of the final clinical exam), will allow you to practice as a medical herbalist with full insurance and the ability to join a professional association* in the UK (if you so wish).

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 44 794-615-0721
Address: 81 North Street
Wellington, SOM, TA21 8NA
United Kingdom

Black Mountain School of Natural Healing

Black Mountain School of Natural Healing is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina and provides comprehensive onsite and online learning. We offer different levels of certification courses in energy healing and in integrative herbalism, including subtle/energetic herbalism, clinical holistic herbalism and flower essence practitioner training. We also host a variety of ongoing classes, workshops and retreats that promote healing, holistic well being, connection to nature, self awareness and awakening.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 828-989-8723
Address: PO Box 17941
Asheville, NC, 28816
United States

Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine

The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine provides hands-on education in the heartland of American herbal medicine. We teach a "planetary" curriculum integrating Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western "deep physiology" medical philosophies, emphasizing use of local plants and clinical applications.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: (828) 275-6221
Address: 606 New Leicester Hwy, Suite F
Asheville, NC, 28806
United States

BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies

The BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies offers herb seminars both on-site and through webinars.
Starting in late 2018, we have launched BotanoLogos Online, where you can join us for live or recorded webinars on a wide variety of topics.
Our seminars include in-depth training programs, field studies, hands-on wild crafting, medicine making workshops, and mentoring for student practitioners. In addition, we frequently sponsor seminars taught by other herbal practitioners. After more than 25 years, our stellar reputation is based on the consistently well-organized, interactive and stimulating learning experiences we provide our students.
Located in a small town in the beautiful mountains of northeast Georgia (100 miles northeast of midtown Atlanta, and 90 miles southwest of Asheville, NC), we are surrounded by the vast wildness of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Most of our seminars highlight the use of the native and naturalized plants found in the Southern Appalachians Mountains, the apothecary of North America.
Once a year we offer a comprehensive training in the Foundations of Herbalism Program that meets one weekend a month from March to December.
Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH (AHG), founder and primary instructor, is the author of Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians (2006) and is a clinical herbalist in practice for more than 25 years. Other instructors include Lorna Mauney-Brodek (medicine making).

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 7064903904
Address: PO Drawer W
Mountain City, GA, 30562
United States

California College of Ayurveda

The CCA is proud to be the first Ayurvedic College in the west to provide its own teaching herb garden, home to approximately 80 different species of plant medicines from around the world.
While working in the garden under the guidance of the Herbal Director, students study plant identification and cultivation techniques, gaining a deep understanding of the plants they are using in practice. During monthly classes, and while working in the College Herbal Dispensary, students receive an in depth level of training in herbal medicine making and administration. Beyond cultivation and medicine making techniques, classes also cover topics such as flower essences, herbal first aid kits, body care products and the use of plant medicine in art as a form of subtle body healing. Guest teachers and local herb identification walks further enhance the education in this program.
This 9 month program runs from April - December each year. Due to the hands on nature of this program, enrollment is limited to 12 students per course and requires in person study.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 5304789100
Address: 700 Zion Street
Nevada City, CA, 95959
United States

Cedar Mountain Herb School, LLC

With training programs in the Seattle area and Northern Idaho, Cedar Mountain Herb School inspires and guides students to better health through medicinal plants and health education on many levels – including diet and stress management. CMHS’s hands-on, integrated botanical programs center on wild medicinal plants and their applications. We also mentor advanced students who have completed at least a full year apprenticeship at CMHS and are building their own herb businesses.

Students of many experiential levels attend CMHS: from MDs, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, massage practitioners and other health professionals, to students who wish to start an herb business, to those who want to practice on a friends-and-family level by providing healthy, nourishing herbs and remedies. All of our students share a common desire for valuable, practical herbal knowledge.

Motivated students participate in the Herbal Apprenticeship Programs, One-Day Workshops, and Herbal Intensives. CMHS director Suzanne Tabert seamlessly bridges herbalism with Western medicine and science. Training at CMHS allows herbalists to speak the evolving language of modern medicine, and helps medical doctors better equip themselves to answer their patients’ herbal questions.

The wild plant training programs at CMHS are field based, designed to expand students’ working knowledge of local medicinal plants, nutrition, and plants’ effects on the body systems. The programs cover identification, materia medica, sustainable harvesting methods, plant constituents, medicine making, basic anatomy and physiology, formulations, and so much more. Gain a deeper understanding of the wild medicinal and edible plants of the Pacific Northwest, and acquire valuable experience in making and using herbal medicines for home or business.

You'll learn more about wild plants, the microbiome of your body and macrobiome of the world around you, how plants work in our bodies on a cellular/tissue/organ/system/total body level, and about yourself than you ever thought possible. A common thread that is said by the students is that lives are changed. Sometimes very surprising decisions are made, paths take turns, and new directions are found. At Cedar Mountain Herb School, we put the WILD in wildcrafting! And best yet, you'll be with people from your tribe, and things get real! How cool is that?!?!

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 360-540-5651

Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine is located in the botanically rich Appalachian Mountains, just outside of Asheville, NC. Our passion for healing plants, herbal education, and medicinal gardening is at the heart of all our teachings. We offer several online opportunities to learn, including the Herbal Medicine Making Course and the Herbal Immersion Program. The ​Online Herbal Medicine​ ​Making Course​ ​will give you the know-how and confidence to create an​ ​abundant apothecary. The hands-on instructional videos​ ​and photographic tutorials are chock-full of personal experience and insider tips, along with a hearty dose of silliness.​ ​In the​ Online Herbal Immersion Program​, you’ll learn all about herb cultivation, medicine making, and therapeutic uses for each featured herb.​ ​In a nutshell, the course has two equal and integrated parts:​ ​How to grow medicinal plants and how to bring their medicine into your daily life.​ ​Both courses weave together video instruction, written lesson plans, and experiential learning. ​ Just as locally grown food is key to long-term sustainability, locally grown medicine is equally as important. That’s why our programs focus on growing your own herbs and all the ways you can enrich your life with edible and medicinal weeds. Our connection to plants as medicine nourishes this ancient spirit and wakes us up to the profound natural cycles of life. We’re honored to share that connection with you, and we hope it brings you as much joy as it brings us.

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: (828) 398-0285
Address: 73 Sanford Way
Weaverville, NC, 28787
United States

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, located in beautiful Boulder, CO, on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, was founded as NAIMH by Paul Bergner in 2004. In 2012, Paul retired as the Director of the school, and it was reborn as CSCH under the leadership of Lisa Ganora, a former faculty member and author of the textbook Herbal Constituents. We continue to build on the comprehensive Vitalist curriculum developed by Paul over his long career, and he remains with CSCH as a visiting instructor and case reviewer in our Clinical Herbalism Program. At CSCH we currently offer certificates in Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism (370 hours), Advanced Herbalism (540 hours), Clinical Herbalism (385 hours), Nutrition (867 hours), Rocky Mountain Field Botany (68 hours), Flower Essences (56 hours), and Aromatherapy (100 hours) ... with more courses under development: Herbal Constituents Distance Learning and Workshops/Retreats at our new farm, Elderberry's, in Paonia, CO! Our basic curriculum covers Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Materia Medica, Formulation, Herbal Pharmacy, Vitalist Therapeutics, Integrated Nutrition, Flower Essences, Herbs of Commerce, and Field Botany. Our Clinical, Nutrition, and Flower Essence programs also teach interview & assessment skills, and students work with clients at the onsite Evergreen Center Clinic and Apothecary. CSCH is approved & regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational Schools Board.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 720.722.4372
Address: 2900 Valmont Rd., Ste. F-1
Boulder, CO, 80301
United States

CommonWealth Center for Holistic Herbalism


School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 6177505274
Address: 25 Saint Mary's Court
Brookline, MA, 02446
United States

David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies

Clinical Herbalist Certification Program

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: 908-835-0822
Address: P.O. Box 553
Broadway, NJ, 08808
United States

Dominion Herbal College

Dominion Herbal College (DHC) is North America’s oldest school of Herbal Medicine. Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1926, it has been the inspiration of many great American and International Herbalists. Dr. John Christopher, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Jethro Kloss and Dr. Earl Mindell are only a few of the renowned graduates who got their start in Herbal Medicine with DHC. DHC provides the best source of herbal studies from the basic to clinical levels, educating students to become competent in the field of Herbal Medicine. DHC is accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia, Canada.<br />
The Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program is the original introductory level program of Herbal Medicine with thousands of students and graduates around the world. It provides a basic understanding of the human body and use of herbal therapeutics. The program includes Anatomy & Physiology and Materia Medica incorporating approximately 200 western herbs and encompassing botanical description, distribution, cultivation, harvest, constituents, properties, formulae & dosages and contraindications. This 1-year program utilizes a distance learning delivery method in which the program is completed by traditional, self-directed home study.<br />
In 1989, in order to meet the growing demand for advanced herbal studies, the Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program was developed to enable individuals with a strong sense of vocation to practice as a Clinical Herbal Therapist. Also introduced at this time was the Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program Specially Structured for Health Care Professionals at the Physician Level. This vocational program in the art and science of Herbal Therapeutics provides a comprehensive system of training on how the body functions in health and illness, how herbs can affect the functioning of the body, how to assess an individual’s relative state of health and how to choose the correct herbs to treat different ailments. This 4-year program utilizes a combined delivery method of distance and onsite learning in which the course work is completed by traditional, self-directed home study together with onsite attendance at a 5-day seminar at the end of each academic year, completion of 510 supervised clinic hours at Dominion Herbal College Approved Clinics during Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 and a Final Practical Clinical Exam at the end of Year 4. Dominion Herbal College approved student training clinics are currently located in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 888-342-1926
Address: #271-5489 Byrne Road
Burnaby, BC, V5J 3J1

East West School of Herbology

The East West Courses are a unique combination of Western, Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese herbology. Many of the graduates of our 36 Lesson Professional Herb Course program have obtained Registered Herbalist status in the American Herbalists Guild (AHG). This is important since the AHG is the only professional clinical herbalists organization in North America.

Herbal medicine in North America has grown from an off-beat interest promoted by a handful of non-mainstream adherents, to an 8 billion dollar a year mainstream business -- and it's still growing. Increasingly we see professional medical practitioners including medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses, chiropractors, acupuncturists to non-professional lay persons exhibit a keen interest in herbal medicine prompted at the behest of their patients. The reason is clear: Herbs work. For this, there is no dispute even by those who would be normally critical of so-called 'alternative medicine.' As a result, there is an urgent need for qualified people in the growing professions of clinical herbology, herbal pharmacy, herbal research, herb cultivation and wildcrafting, herbal marketing and product development.

Throughout the last several decades Michael Tierra and the East West School of Herbology have been in the forefront of the herbal renaissance, promoting its widespread growth and acceptance throughout the Western world. To increase the standards, credibility and acceptance of clinical herbalism, in 1989 Michael founded the American Herbalists Guild.

There is no shortcut to mastery. Courses and schools that purport to offer 'master herbalist' (MH) or other misleading degrees, often based on a 'quickie' weekend or a single week-long workshop, have no guaranteed legal professional standing. Be that as it may, there is a growing number of professional herbalists throughout North America. Many of these are graduates of the East West Herb Course, which represents a comprehensive and thorough herbal training program. (See the "Student Profiles" on the bulletin board). Our graduates are confident and competent herbalists!

Remember; one can learn hundreds of herbs, but that knowledge is clinically worthless without its integration into a traditional system of diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, only the East West Herb Course systematically integrates the three main systems of herbal medicine based on the traditional practice of Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic (East Indian) herbal medicine.

We believe that herbal medicine is not simply another profession, but an inspired calling. It is to this inner calling, as well as the increasing numbers of students who feel drawn to the study of herbal medicine, that we dedicate our teachings. If you are one of those who feel such inner promptings, come journey with us down this heartfelt path of wonder and learning. A wise person once said that whatever energy is expended towards education is never lost. Enroll in one of our courses today and let it serve as your guide on your personal 'Way of Herbs.'

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: (800) 717-5010
Address: P.O. Box 275
Ben Lomond, CA, 95005
United States


Eclectic /iˈklektik/: Adjective; Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

Not so long ago there was a group of doctors in America that practiced Eclectic Medicine. They were physicians who employed whatever was found to be beneficial to their patients. Eclectic Medicine was formed in opposition to the toxic remedies used by standard doctors in the 19th and early 20th century. Eclectics didn't care who discovered the remedy. They used botanical, homeopathic, mineral and occasionally chemical medicines to bring balance to the body.

The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine was founded in 2010, by Thomas Easley.

Our Functional Herbalism programs offer unique training in western herbalism, functional medicine and clinical nutrition while staying true to our eclectic roots. By melding together modern science and western herbalism we have created excellent educational paths for aspiring herbal practitioners.

The Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine offers an 11-month, full-time Integrative Herbal Intensive Program focused on educating the next generation of clinical herbal practitioners. The intensive program is hosted on our 497-acre Botanical Sanctuary and offered as livestream learning from a distance.

ESHM also offers a three-tiered clinical practitioner certification program for self-paced, online learning.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 3368040903
Address: 671 Ramey Orchard Rd.
Lowgap, NC, 27024
United States

Foundations in Herbal Medicine by Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Foundations in Herbal Medicine

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, developed the original Foundations in Herbal Medicine program in 1992 as a two-year training program that included a sliding scale, student-run clinic in Albuquerque, NM—one of the first of its kind in the United States. In 2013, the program was completely updated and relaunched using an online teaching platform with extensive video and written materials.

The Foundations program is designed for clinicians and highly motivated non-clinicians who are interested in learning the traditions of Western herbal medicine wrapped firmly in herbal pharmacology, physiology, biology, botany, biochemistry, and integrative medicine. The program is based on a systems approach (e.g., nervous, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular), with each module building upon previously learned material. Students work through case studies that are followed by a treatment approach presented by Dr. Low Dog. Evidence based discussions of nutrition, lifestyle, macronutrients, and micronutrients are woven throughout the program, offering a truly integrative approach.

This 500-hour course is structured and self-guided, with most students completing the program in 24 months. Clinicians will come away with confidence about incorporating herbal and natural medicine into their practice, and non-clinicians will be able to serve their community as holistic health educators and providers of herbal care. Program participants can choose to achieve one or two certification levels:

Your Instructor: Tieraona Low Dog, MD

Among many other achievements in the field, Dr. Low Dog served as the President of the American Herbalists Guild, received the Herbal Insight Award from the American Herbal Products Association, and was awarded the Fredi Kronenberg, PhD award by the American Botanical Council for her lifelong commitment to women’s health. She is a founding member of the Academy of Women’s Health, founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, and was the Director of two Fellowships in Integrative Medicine, where she oversaw the training of more than 1000 health professionals. She has chaired numerous panels on dietary supplements and botanicals at the United States Pharmacopeia over the past twenty years. Dr. Low Dog’s knowledge and expertise, combined with a warm, accessible teaching style, makes her uniquely qualified to instruct students of herbal medicine.

Certificate of Completion
To earn the certificate of completion in Foundations in Herbal Medicine, students must complete all on-line course work including all on-line case studies, attend one summer Foundations intensive for hands-on training in field identification and medicine making, and successfully submit and receiving a passing grade on one of the following: a comprehensive case study that includes patient/client history, detailed treatment plan with rationale for recommendations and follow up (this is required if earning a Certificate in Clinical Herbalism) OR a 20-page pre-approved thesis of a topic related to medical herbalism. (Note: for overseas students, please inquire about alternatives to the in-person training intensive).

Clinical Herbalism Certificate

For Foundation graduates who, in addition to the above, attend and actively participate in a minimum of 20 hours of supervised case studies under the mentorship of Dr. Low Dog will receive an additional certification in Clinical Herbalism. This 20-hour requirement can be met by attending a three-day summer intensive offered annually at Medicine Lodge Ranch.

Graduates of the program will also attain the ability to register with the American Herbalists Guild, earning an RH (AHG) credential as well as access to the Guild’s support and benefits. To become registered:

• Practitioners must complete the program and attend the Foundations in Herbal Medicine three-day case study intensive.
• Non-practitioners must complete the program and demonstrate they’ve done 80 case studies, 40 of which can be met doing the on-line program and the other 40 can be earned by doing two three-day case study intensives.

Cost: $3000 for lifetime access to all online training materials, access to the closed community chatroom on Facebook, and quarterly webinars.

Additional Costs: $500 for on-site, in-person Foundations I intensive for learning field ID and herbal medicine making at Medicine Lodge Ranch in Pecos, NM (excluding travel). All course materials, lunches, and snacks are included in this fee. There will also be some expense associated with making herbal preparations at home, as well as any textbooks the student chooses to purchase.

If pursuing the Clinical Herbalism certification, an additional $750 for on-site, 3 day in-person case study immersion at Medicine Lodge Ranch in Pecos, NM (excluding travel). All course materials, lunches, and snacks are included in this fee.

School Type: Distance learning
Address: P.O.Box 709
Pecos, NM, 87552
United States

Gathering Thyme School of Western Herbalism

Gathering Thyme School of Western Herbalism provides students with a strong foundation in herbal medicine with comprehensive programs as well as short-term workshops in clinical & family herbalism, natural cosmetics, aromatherapy and nutrition to promote and enhance personal well-being

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 415-524-8693
Address: 1447 4th Street
San Rafael, CA, 94901
United States

Genesis School of Natural Health

The mission of Genesis School of Natural Health is to provide the public with competent, educated, and confident natural health professionals. Our diploma programs include Master Herbalist, Natural Health Consultant, Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy, and Holistic Health Professional. The Clinical Master Herbalist program will be online by January 2019.

Our curriculum is challenging to effectively prepare you for the needs of your future clients. They will depend you for your knowledge and your career is dependent on your being able to successfully help them! Natural health professionals are facing generational diseases complicated with the abundance of chemicals in food and water, medical interventions, drugs, nutritional deficiencies, and food sensitivities. Preparing you is our duty and one we take seriously. Together we have a common mission!

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: 7753853242
Address: 4 Wagon Wheel Drive
Spearfish, SD, 57783
United States

Grassroots Herbalism

Grassroots Herbalism Online Courses

Grassroots Herbalism is an online community of herbal students, founded by Don Ollsin. We offer affordable, online herbal education and mentorship. Master Herbalist, Don Ollsin is one of 250 herbalists registered with the American Herbalists Guild and one of only 20 professional members who offers mentoring services. He has been studying, practicing and teaching herbalism for almost five decades. He is a pioneer in the field of herbal medicine and was honoured in 2015 as an Herbal Elder of Canada by the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations.

We offer a twelve week Online Herbal Course, which covers topics such as: Western Herbalism, Ayurveda, Dreambody and Shamanism. We focus on wellness consulting and preparing students to pursue a lifestyle or profession in the healing arts.

Students who have completed the Online Herbal Course are eligible to join our Herbal Mentorship Collective. The collective is a group of herbalists and healers, guided by Don in practicing herbalism professionally. We offer a free herbal clinic and mentees work towards the requirements necessary to becoming a registered herbalist with the AHG, if they wish to.

We also offer individual courses such as Ayurveda for yoga students and Medicine Making, as well as a variety of online webinar workshops. Please visit our website for more information!

Start your herbal studies today!

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: (250) 592-7544

Greenwood Herbals

Level 1 is a beginners/intermediate program for learning about herbs and establishing a foundation in herbalism

Level 2 is an advanced program that teaches the basics of clinic, with hands on diagnostic skills, tissue states and tastes with constitutional knowledge.

Level 3 - Clinical with some business courses on starting your own business.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 2077933553
Address: 561 Parsonsfield Road
Limerick, ME, 04048
United States

Hawthorn Institute

Hawthorn Institute offers integrative education in the fields of herbalism, yoga, farming, and Ayurveda.

Our vision is to provide immersive educational programs which inspire personal transformation through deep connections with the natural world. Our programs offer training in an array of skills that enhance one’s ability to live vibrantly, connected to self and place.

Our work has evolved into 4 distinct programs:

Foundations Program

The Foundations Program is a 425-hour certificate program focused on bioregional and clinical herbalism. We offer an exploration into the inner workings of the human body and the elemental relationships that link plants, place, and personal health.

The Foundations program is a comprehensive training that brings together the practices of Place-Based Herbalism, Lifestyle & Embodiment, Yoga & Ayurveda, Food & Farming, along with Diet & Nutrition.

120hr Herbal Field Studies

This 120-hour field-based immersion program is designed for anyone that has a strong interest in bioregional medicine making, botany, and being in nature. We will be looking at plants through the lenses of ecological wildcrafter, medicine maker, plant botanist, and forager. We will also spend time learning about the human & cultural history of the bioregions we travel and the ways we can respectively explore these places that so many have called home.

Yoga Teacher Training

This 200-hour program is designed for experienced students of yoga who would like to become yoga teachers as well as those seeking more depth in their practice. We offer an integrated herbal and Ayurvedic approach to yoga with a focus on personalized practice and well-being.
Classes are held at our beautiful school surrounded by our medicinal plant garden. Nourishing the body and soul through deep nature connection complements the holistic approach in our yoga practice.

Food & Farming Program

Hawthorn Farm offers a 120-hour program focused on helping provide students with the skills necessary to run a small organic farm, homestead, or garden. Located on our 3-acre vegetable and medicinal herb farm, this course centers around hands-on experience in the garden alongside knowledgeable farmers, designed to cultivate an empowered and healthy life.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 541-846-8160
Address: PO Box 460
Williams, OR, 97544
United States

Heart of Herbs Herbal School

Heart of Herbs Herbal School
Founded in 1998 we have been serving students as a school for almost 20 years. It was a dream come true, and 20 years in the making. I always say that I didn’t choose herbalism, but that herbalism chose me, you may feel the same way. We have always been at the forefront of herbal education, serving over 25,000 students worldwide.
One of the core reasons for our success has been the belief and support of each student. Our herbal students are all so individual, and each is offered individual support and care. We at Heart of Herbs Herbal School want to honor that and embrace that, and use that to insure student success. We have had homeschooling teens to grandmothers (even Demetria’s) in our classes, we are the school for you. At Heart of Herbs we not only encourage individuality and diversity we embrace it! We want to support our students in their lives and support them on their path.
Students choose Heart of Herbs Herbal School for many reasons like:
Fully supported online education, you will find audio, video links and other traditional learning materials.
24-7 online classroom access.
Work when you have time.
A dynamic classroom with updated resources and bonuses.
At your own pace education that supports your life.
We get you, we know you have a busy life and family and understand that you may need extra time or guidance.
Most importantly direct access to your primary instructor (Demetria Clark).
Energetic student support group to encourage herbal connections.
We know you, as a student have an active life. We want to support you, I want to support you on your journey.
Our distance learning programs are popular throughout the world, in the medical field, with midwives, lay herbalists and aromatherapists. Over 50% of our students open their own practice or businesses (and this number is growing) upon completing the course and most of the rest already owned a business that herbals work well with or have a complimentary practice. At Heart of Herbs Herbal School we take business and career development seriously.
Our programs include:
Certified Herbalist-

Master Clinical Herbalist-

Phytotherapy Diploma-

In addition we offer Flower Essence Certification, and NAHA Approved Aromatherapy Certification Programs.

Director Demetria Clark
I believe that herbalism is part of my soul. It is something that resonates and makes sense to me in my very core. I believe that herbalism is something to share with anyone who wants to learn. I also believe in evidence based health care and I really feel that responsible herbalism can lead the way to vitality and health.
When I founded the school in 1998, I wanted to make a program that would work for you. I have been teaching herbal and aromatherapy classes since 1996, starting on Army bases, community colleges, and mother’s groups. This foundation allowed me to craft a program that works for all types of lives and students.
Does my name sound familiar to you? I am also the author of the best-selling books:
Herbal Healing for Children
475 Herbal and Aromatherapy Recipes
Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Healing (Live Healthy Now)
Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding.

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: (866) 303-HERB
Address: 5967 Trout Rd.
Bokeelia, FL, 33922
United States

Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials

please use existing one

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 6075894619
Address: 301 Brink Rd
Van Etten, NY, 14889
United States

Herbal Wisdom Institute

Herbal Wisdom Institute is offers classes for all levels of interest in herbalism. Classes focus on clinical herbalism and an eclectic vitalist approach. Classes include plant walks, medicine making, herbal medicine basics, and herbalist certification.

Herbalist certification is offered in-person or by live webcast. Most classes are held in Northern Arizona. Other class locations periodically offered.

We offer small class sizes and personal attention to develop your personal path in herbalism. We believe in a holistic approach to health and classes offer information from various medicine traditions.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 602-481-6055
Address: 8141 E. Florentine Rd. Ste B
Prescott Valley, AZ, 86314
United States

Herbalism Roots

Herbalism Roots in Denver, Colorado offers a cutting-edge 500-Hour Herbalism Certificate Program, which includes the study of medicinal herbs within a pathophysiological paradigm–connecting plants with the body systems they affect. In addition, the program uniquely includes classes on soil preparation, gardening, and field trips to the mountains, so that each student can personally connect and be empowered to grow, identify, and understand the life cycle of plants.<br />
The herbalist program also includes classes on folk medicine, the traditional and ancient uses of herbal medicine from a variety of cultures. There will also be classes and practice with medicine making, wildcrafting, as well as herbal intakes/evaluations, therapeutic herbalism sessions, spiritual/plant healing sessions, working with an herbal apothecary, working at community gardens, and over 150 hours of clinical practice with herbalism clients.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 303-623-3121
Address: 1221 Galapago St.
Denver, CO, 80204
United States


A 1-year herbalist training program taught by Rose Kalajian-a 20 year Clinical Herbalist. This is a unique school in that it has an outdoor classroom and an indoor classroom.
* It is an intense course in the didactic, fieldwork, apothecary, and clinical case studies. You will will become skilled in the knowledge and uses of Plant medicine. The textbook course is the, "Science and Art of Herbalism."
*Our website: will provide you with a broader and informative syllabus of the Herbalist Training Program.
*Facebook,"Herbalist Training Program 2017-2018". The students post their weekly School Work of herbal recipes and projects.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 813-991-5177
Address: 26403 Chianina Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL, 33544
United States

Hill College (Holistic Wellness Pathway within the Associate of Science Biology Major)

The Hill College Holistic Wellness Pathway offers a unique blend of affordable courses that can lead to an associate of science degree (if desired) as well as provide the education and training required to sit for/apply to 3 national holistic boards: NANP (holistic nutrition board certification), AHG (Registered Herbalist designation), and/or ICHWC (holistic wellness coach board certification).  Students can take these classes in person or online, and all classes are eligible for financial aid and/or veteran's benefits.  Thanks to the low tuition costs of Hill College, the 6 required classes that include the education and clinical training required by the above 3 national boards, as well as hands-on clinical hours, business and marketing training, and myriad aspects of herbal medicine including constitutional assessment and herbal protocol creation, plant ID and wildcrafting, herbal medicine making, and organic permaculture herb gardening come at an affordable price of around $2500 total.  There is no other program that exists that offers this extensive training that is financial aid eligible for this affordable price.  We can't wait to see you in class!  Dr. Lori Valentine Rose (PhD), Certified Nutrition Professional (CNP), Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, Registered Herbalist (AHG)Hill College Life Sciences Instructor817-760-5892

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 817-760-5892
Address: 2112 Mayfield Pkwy
Cleburne, TX,
United States

Huckleberry Mountain Botanicals School of Herbalism

We offer holistic herbal training utilizing traditional western herbalism. We have both traditional classroom instruction as well as hands-on projects and wildcrafting field trips. At the present time we are only offering a Certified Herbalist Program but are in the process of designing the Intermediate Herbalist and Master Herbalist Programs.

Subjects included in our Herbalist Program: Cultivating wellness (learn to grow your own medicinal garden using permaculture principles), Botany for the Herbalist, Materia Medica, Herbal Actions, Wildcrafting, Herbal Preparations, & Body Systems from a Holistic Perspective.

Our goal is for each student to gain enough knowledge to feel comfortable incorporating herbs into their everyday lives. We also hope to inspire them to continue their herbal education journey in order to become an active and meaningful contributor in the world of herbalism.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 208-304-3122

Institute of Chinese Herbology

Chinese herbs and acupuncture comprise two pillars of Chinese medicine and naturally compliment each other. However, the practice of Chinese herbology is a healing system complete in itself, and achieving proficiency in its use does not require the years of extensive training in it to become a licensed acupuncturist. Furthermore, Chinese herbology can also be used effectively with Western medical practices, both conventional and alternative.
The Institute of Chinese Herbology was founded in 1986 with its proprietary herbalist education program for anyone who wants to gain a thorough understanding of Chinese herbs for promoting health. Also for practitioners in allied health fields: massage therapists, bodyworkers, chiropractors, Western herbalists, nurses, doctors, and others, who would like to broaden their practice and expertise with a complimentary health care system. People who wish to gain a working knowledge of Chinese herbs to enter advanced careers in related fields such as herb research, preparation, or sales; including people who want to enter the health field as practitioners of Chinese herbology, or people who have special health interests or health problems and wish to have the knowledge of healing.
Upon completing each class, students are awarded state CEU's and NCCAOM PDA's.

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: 8007360182
Address: 5514 Langford Ct
Concord, CA, 94521
United States

International Integrative Education Institute

K.P. Khalsa and the International Integrative Educational Institute (IIEI) are integrative healthcare specialists that offer courses in holistic health. Offerings include:

Herbalist training, and basic herbal classes
Nutrition certification programs
Holistic health courses for the general public
Online and in-person courses and webinars
Led by one of the foremost natural healing experts in North America -- K.P. Khalsa, you will find our herb school offers a variety of online and in-person courses for beginners to advanced students.

Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, A.D., D.N.-C., R.H., is an herbalist, nutritionist, yoga teacher, and educator who has been making holistic health approaches palatable to the modern mind for over 40 years. He was the herbal apprentice of an Ayurvedic master, Yogi Bhajan, for thirty-two years, and was first person to be professionally certified in both herbalism and Ayurveda in the U.S. He is President Emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, and Director Emeritus of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 541.242.3314
Address: 4627 Fox Hollow Road
Eugene, OR, 97405
United States

Love My Womb Academy

Love My Womb® Academy provides residential and online classes, training and certification in the sacred art of Yoni (Vaginal) Steaming for Self Care: Level I, and Goddess Steam Practitioners Training and Business Course Level II. Here's your opportunity to become certified in Yoni (Vaginal) Steaming, Womb Health, and Feminine Wellness, and increase the energy of our Divine Feminine. Learn how to create herbal therapies that assist in the relief of womb conditions, and restore health and regain balance to the womb. Learn the ways of the Medicine Woman. We will teach you how to start your very own signature based, heart-centered, Yoni Steaming business. It's so much more than putting herbs in a pot of hot water. It's a whole new world

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 3379449131
Address: 5613 Bassin Rd.
Atlanta, GA, 30349
United States

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Maryland University of Integrative Health is a regionally accredited university, offers a hybrid Masters in Therapeutic Herbalism that integrates modern scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom. Combining research with foundational theory, the program offers an in-depth education covering the principles of health and wellness; herb identification and harvesting; herbal pharmacology and phytochemistry; integrative human physiology; Materia Medica and herbal therapeutics; Quality Assurance and advanced medicine making. Our program design offer students a wider range of career options in line with current trends and future demands from consumers and industries. Graduates are empowered with the critical thinking skills and health information literacy needed to be effective researchers, writers, educators and consultants. The research training prepares students to join the herbal industry by helping them acquire skills in production, formulation, GMP compliance, communication, clinical training and education.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: (410) 888-9048
Address: 7750 Montpellier Lane
Laurel, MD, 20723
United States

Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism

The Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism offers online live and pre-recorded training with Master Herbalist Matthew Wood and a growing list of other renown herbalists and teachers.

Including Herb Walks, Materia Medica, Astrological Herbalism, Tongue and Pulse Evaluation and much more - classes for beginner to advanced students. Plus lots of FREEBIES!

Reasonably priced. Payment plans and certificates of completion available.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 952-381-7870
Address: PO Box 350
St Bonifacius, MN, 55375
United States

Midwest School of Herbal Studies

The Midwest School of Herbal Studies was founded by registered clinical herbalist Matthew Alfs, MH, RH (AHG) in 2003. We offer a Master-Herbalist Diploma Program consisting of a Western Herbalism module, an Asian (TCM + Ayurveda) Herbalism module, and an Integrative Herbalism module. Study materials consist of 2 textbooks + 1,000+ pages of workbook text + audio CDs. We also require a thesis of 24 pages or more and 60 hours of in-person workshops consisting of wild-plant walks, holistic-assessment skills, and medicine making, which can be done onsite in our home state of MN or through other approved providers in other states.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 1-866-781-2038
Address: P O Box 120096
New Brighton, MN, 55112
United States

Milagro School of Herbal Medicine

Now in our 7th year, a bioregionally-based school complete with hands-on, intensive outdoor field work, medicine making, therapeutics with staff and guest instructors, and clinical experience. We take a multicultural and multiethnic approach to community wellness while maintaining a strong connection to the land of the Southwest U.S. Our students begin making herbal medicines from field collections in the first month while applying skills in a hands-on clinical environment. Begin with the Foundations in Herbal Medicine Course and advance to the Second Level with apprenticeships in our Herb Store in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact us with any questions.
Tomas Enos, PhD, Director, Ethnobotanist and Herbalist

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 505-820-6321
Address: 1500 5th St. #6
Santa Fe, NM, 87505
United States

Natural Nurse Herbal Certification

Natural Nurse® Herbal Certification Course

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, AHG, AHN-BC

I have been learning and teaching the medicinal use of herbs since 1964, as well as providing information to thousands of individuals on how to use herbs for themselves, their patients and their families through the many books I have written,

radio shows and podcasts,
and online and onground classes and workshops.

I get many requests for more in depth classes, and the opportunity to apprentice with me.

I teach in conventional educational settings, such as mainstream medical schools and universities, as well as with master traditional healers from a variety of cultures. It has been my honor to have studied with indigenous and master herbalists, such as JAMBA of the MAROONS in Jamaica, Michael Moore and Mimi Kemp in Bisbee Arizona, SONIA in Santa Cruz Mexico, Dr. Bernard Jensen, and a vast array of advanced herbalists.

I love to share my knowledge and experience with you, to empower you to be in charge of your health naturally.

Your Health is In Your Hands!

My Favorite Activity!- Teaching natural medicine to professionals and anyone who loves to learn.

Select courses are

CE Certified for Nurses, Midwives, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Dietitians.

You choose the topic, Herbs, Homeopathics, Energy Medicine and More!

The course is conducted via individual webinar training. Although students can also opt to join in any of the onground classes, such as journeying to Jamaica to live for a week with indigenous healers, , visiting China Town, or spending the day wildcrafting edible and medicinal plants and preparing your OWN herbal remedies to take home.

At the time we mutually agree on, I will send you a link to a powerpoint, and then we will review the slides. As I discuss each topic, we will go into many aspects that are mentioned on each slide in a much more comprehensive way, giving you in depth data on how to collect, purchase and use each individual herb for yourself and your family. Before we complete each lecture, I will email you a specific assignment that must be completed before our next meeting. Depending on the level of the topic, it will be basic or more advanced. For example, I might ask you to go to your local health food store, and read the ‘other ingredients’ and ‘standardization claims’ on a few different herbal products. We will then discuss the significance of your findings.

For a more advanced course, I may ask you to identify 2 alkaloid and 2 glycoside substances found in a particular herb, and what medicinal value they have, along with possible adverse effects that they may provoke.

Don’t worry, if you are a beginner, we will have covered all the initial classes you would need in order to know how to access that kind of information. Since I am both a traditional wildcrafting herbalist, AND a Professor of Botanical Pharmacognocy, I can take you as far as you want to go. Therefore, this course is appropriate for both the beginner and the professional, who would like to go more deeply into understanding the world of sentient communication as well as chemical interactions between plants and humans.

Topics offered include, but are not limited to:

• Herbal Medicine

• Essential Oil Therapy

• Homeopathy

• Radionics

• Darkfield Microscopy

• Regulatory Compliance for those offering products in the Natural Marketplace-

( vital if you wish to avoid becoming pen pals with the FDA and FTC!)

Each class is $ 65 for one class, or $ 300 for a 5 class course.

After completing 5 classes, you will receive a certification. The certification will indicate the number of hours of study, and the level of the course work that you have completed.

Select courses offer: CE Broker Certified Credits for Nurses, Midwives, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and Dietitians!

I look forward to sharing my decades of knowledge with you, and to learn from you as well, because as a teacher, I am also a perpetual student.

For more

or call 800-829-0918

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 800-829-0918
Address: 328 Newport V
Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442
United States

Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education

The Naturopathic Institute offers natural health programs and sustainability seminars. The learning opportunities of natural health awareness are taught in a collaborative, community driven approach. We offer classes taught by well-respected and world-renowned instructors. Classes are scheduled with the working adult in mind, with weekend classes. Seminars and additional classes are also held over the weekend. All are welcome to attend. Diploma programs start approximately every six months. Programs include: Four year naturopathy program culminating with a final diploma as a Certified Naturopath. Therapeutic Bodywork Practitioner is a one-year program preparing students to be Licensed Massage Therapists. A seven month Holistic Doula program rounds out the curriculum.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 989 773 1714
Address: 503 East Broadway Street
Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858
United States

New Eden School of Natural Health and Herbal Studies

We are a distance learning institute that offers many education programs, including the following Accredited Herbal Studies:

Certified Herbalist (CH)

Master Herbalist (MH)

Medical Herbalist (M.H.)

Certified Aromatherapist (C.A.)

Certified Herbal Consultant (C.H.C)

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: 12192306102
Address: 1657 Commerce Dr. Suite 9B
South Bend, IN, 46628
United States

North Star Herbal Studies

Two year program for training in western herbalism. Program is an extensive teaching of all vital aspects of herbalism including: history, botany, field identification of plants, aromatherapy, healing theory, etiology, organ patterns, assessment, formulation, running a dispensary, material medica and much more. Course covers over 175 important western herbs. Class also covers basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and other historical systems. Students often experience dynamic personal growth as they grow into embodying healers. Program emphasizes the vitalist approach. It also teaches to embrace tradition, understand modern research and synthesize everything into one's practice.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 402-933-6444
Address: 9935 Maple Street
Omaha, NE, 68134
United States

Ohlone Herbal Center

Established in 1995, the Ohlone Herbal Center is a leading educational and clinical center for sustainable systems of Western herbal­-based healing. Based in Berkeley, California, we offer the most comprehensive, integrated education in Western herbal medicine and practice, and are one of very few schools nationwide with clinical internships in Western herbalism.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 510-540-8010
Address: 1250 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA, 94702
United States

Ojai School of Herbal Studies

The Ojai School of Herbal Studies (OSHS) provides a vigorous foundational program in herbal medicine that includes an in-depth education on how to use herbs safely and effectively, an extensive materia medica, theory and ongoing time spent in the Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden and with making actual herbal remedies and products.
OSHS also offers a clinical program for graduates.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 805-646-0693
Address: 1070 McAndrew Rd.
Ojai,, CA, 93023
United States

Purple Moon Herbs and Studies

Educating Veterinarians and Pet-Lovers on Western Herbal Medicine. We are veterinarians trained in Western Herbal Medicine and other holistic modalities training veterinarians and people in allied professions on-site on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and in Delaware.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 3022705095
Address: 1841 Bryants Corner Rd.
Hartly, DE, 19953
United States

Rosemary Garden Herbalism and Aromatherapy Education Center (Taiwan)

Rosemary Garden Herbalism and Aromatherapy Education Center is the first Herbal School in Asia. We are a private institution providing rigorous curriculum conducted through online educational courses and on-site training that lead to certification. We teach mainly in Chinese but some lectures or workshops in English.

We have variety of programs for people of all kinds of skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. We also have online store, education herb farm to support learning process. Our school uses a western herbal perspective as wells as 「TCM」five elements theory、clinical aromatherapy、hydrosols to improve natural health aggressively. Our program are flexible for people with busy schedules and give participants a comprehensive practice and prospective.

So, if you’re looking for a truly holistic, experience-based Herbal Medicine education, then check us out on our website, send us an email, or give us a call.

We offer following courses in a range of fields

- Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy(including Chinese Medicine、Hydrosol)

- Allied Health&Nutrition

- Biomedicine & Biomedical Sciences

- Complementary & Alternative Medicine

- Cosmetics & Derm Aesthetics

- Health Communication, Informatics & Technology

- Herbaceutics & Phytoceutics

- Nutraceutics & Pharmaceutics

-Herbs Gardening (essential oil and hydrosol alembic distillation )

-Herbal medicine and Feng shui (based on I Ching )

School type: Distance learning , On-site Learning

Phone: +886 (2)28314313


Add:P.O.BOX 207 Shihlin Jiantan , Taipei , Taiwan 11199

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: (360)-3224794
Address: P.O.BOX 207 Shihlin Jiantan
Taipei, , 11199

Sacred Journey School of Herbalism

An herbalist is someone who lives at the edge between the world of people and the world of the plants. We are stewards of the medicinal plants, of the natural world, and of the Earth herself. Herbalists connect people with plants so that they may partner with them on a healing journey. Herbalists also train others who wish to learn this sacred craft. It is our sacred joy and honor to do the work we do. The path of the herbalist is, ultimately, a sacred journey.

Sacred Journey School of Herbalism reflects Ginger Webb’s deep love for the plants and for humanity; her study with the late great herbalist Michael Moore; her years of experience making plant-based medicines; her explorations of east Indian philosophies including Ayurveda, Kundalini Yoga, and the chakra system; her geeky passion for botany, wild plants, and plant families; her reverence for the wisdom of the ancients; and her belief that we all have access to the healing wisdom of the plant world simply by virtue of the fact that we are alive and share consciousness with all life.

In addition to the programs and classes taught by Ginger Webb, we offer classes throughout the year taught by other herbalists and teachers. To stay in the loop about new upcoming classes, please subscribe to our email newsletter at

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 512-766-3574
Address: P.O. Box 6440
Austin, TX, 78762
United States

Sacred Plant Traditions

Sacred Plant Traditions is an educational center offering classes for all levels of students - from the absolute beginner to the accomplished practitioner looking to deepen their understanding and relationships with plant medicines. Our classes range from how to create a home apothecary all the way to our celebrated Three Year Clinical Training.

Our mission is threefold:
To honor and protect the plants and sacred gifts bestowed to us for our health, nourishment, delight and spirit. Our teachings in harvest methods as well as use of herbs in the clinic reflect this. We also have a gorgeous backyard Botanical Sanctuary that is part of our dedication to working with United Plant Savers.

Empower individuals to be as self sufficient as possible in tending their own healthcare, while strengthening the bonds of reciprocity to create resilient and regenerative communities.

Train compassionate, competent clinical herbalists with a broad array of skills needed to serve their communities.

We encourage and welcome all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religious belief, cultural background, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, age or socioeconomic status.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 434 295 3820
Address: 208 Douglas Avenue
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
United States

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) is an accredited, non-profit, Title 4 naturopathic medical school. Through advanced education, innovative research and hands-on clinical training, SCNM's Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree program blends science with natural healing.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 480-222-9245
Address: 2140 E. Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ, 85282
United States

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts

A Conscious College Community committed to providing high quality, affordable education for those entering the healing arts field or for those continuing their education. Our Western Herbalism career oriented curriculum was created to provide students with opportunities to experience every aspect of plant medicine, from seed to sale. This program enhances students'' connection with the earth and plants from a spiritual and energetic point of view as well as from the phytochemical science-focused perspective. Our mission has always been to inspire individuals to discover their gifts and graces and support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 4809949244
Address: 1100 E. Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ, 85281
United States

Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine

Terra Sylva’s Community Herbalism Program provides training in Western herbal medicine from a holistic and Vitalist perspective. The course begins with a firm footing in the foundational elements of Western herbalism: the flavors of herbs, influences and actions of plants on the body—what we can notice directly with our senses. We employ a traditional Vitalist approach to healing. Vitalism respects the intrinsic wisdom of the human body and seeks to recognize and support the healing force that exists within us all, using herbs, food, and lifestyle changes as fundamental therapies. These time-honored skills and methods are deepened by in-depth lessons in modern botany, plant chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, and the study of disease.

At the same time, our program emphasizes immersion in nature and experiential learning. Whether outdoors on plant walks or in the classroom, we are always with the plants, studying them botanically and experiencing them sensually, learning their temperaments and their actions on our bodies. We’ll read the signs that are found on a person’s tongue, and practice clinical skills on actual patients. Throughout the year we will share the craft of medicine making in hands-on classes. We’ll cover many techniques for making plant medicine, from the intuitive art of the elixir to quick and effective tincture percolations.

We are surrounded by the famously diverse ecosystems of the Southern Appalachian mountains. The majority of herbs commonly used in the western herbal pharmacopoeia grow wild in these mountains, and many more are found growing in our gardens. These virtues make this location an unparalleled place to learn botany and plant medicine: the botany skills and plant connections that you learn here can be applied wherever you call home.

Environmentally-conscious herbalism is imperative in any setting. We teach ethical wildcrafting and emphasize the use of weedy and garden-grown plants. In this era of ecological catastrophe, we highlight the responsibility of herbalists to have conscientious relationships with their medicine.

Far beyond merely indulging a person’s curiosity about using plants as medicine, our six-month intensive training program is designed to impart the skills and knowledge that a graduate would need to begin serving their community as a holistic health educator and a provider of plant-based holistic health care. Community herbalism is a powerful, indeed crucial element in the creation of a grassroots alternative to the unsustainable, ill-informed, and unjust conventional health care system. Our school exists for those who want to be a part of that grassroots alternative.

Attending to community wellness implies recognizing the impact of structural oppression on the health of individuals and communities. The effects of racism, misogyny, poverty, transphobia and homophobia are important aspects of health and dis-ease. The Terra Sylva School makes clear the links between societal and individual ills. We incorporate anti-oppressive practice and education into our school’s curriculum. We acknowledge the enormous debt that North American herbalism owes to Native people without fetishizing or appropriating Native culture. We adhere to feminist values but avoid gender essentialism, and use trans-inclusive language. We believe firmly in teacher accountability. We value the experience of our students, are receptive to feedback, and will do our best to share knowledge effectively and maintain a safe space for all in the classroom.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 8287796069
Address: 115 Blannahassett Island #209
Marshall, NC, 28753
United States

The Bitter Herb Academy

The Bitter Herb Academy specializes in teaching skills like wildcrafting, and essential oil & hydrosol distillation, as well as herbal remedies, Herbalism, and aromatherapy. All courses are taught by Amber Robinson, a certified herbalist, Aromatherapist, and instructor with over a decade of teaching experience.

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: (573) 280-7935
Address: 220 hwy PP
Saint Elizabeth, MO, 65075
United States

The Hermit’s Grove Master Herbalist Program

Beyerl’s work as herbal author and educator.

Conceived in the 1980s in Minneapolis under a different name, over the years it evolved into our Master Herbalist Program with our 45,000 square foot private botanical garden, with more than a third of our 4,000 book research library directly relevant to the MHP.  The MHP is in-depth with no two students moving at the same pace. As a consequence, it is ideal for the correspondent student but does require self-motivation.

The MHP is a non-profit educational program. Beyerl and all volunteers donate 100% of our labor and time as our gift to the serious student who is committed to a quality herbal education.

There are 100 Units, a pay-as-you-go program, so that the student can afford books, herbs, equipment and time. The MHP covers herbal horticulture, and typical coursework. We also cover anatomy and physiology in ten courses; more than 100 infectious diseases and other conditions, history, ethics and more. To date more than 50% of those who complete the program are RNs.

Although challenging due to its depth, my goal is to bring the most education for the least student expense. The program itself, not counting books, herbs and equipment the student will need, is under $3,000 at $30.00 per unit with some reduced options available.

Information and application: $5.00 which includes the most current description of the program (in detail), an application form, the current edition of The Hermit’s Lantern and a complete catalog. If you live outside North America, please send $6.50 in U.S. funds.

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: (506) 896-3339
Address: 16501 County 13
Houston, MN, 55943
United States

The Mederi Foundation

The mission of the Mederi Foundation is to optimize health, promote longevity, and improve the quality of life of those facing chronic diseases, especially cancer; and to provide a comprehensive approach toward the transformation of healthcare for individuals and institutions.
The Mederi Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare. Our wholistic approach combines botanical and nutritional medicines as primary therapies best suited for the individual. We apply advanced diagnostics and integrate conventional medicine where appropriate with an emphasis on enhancing the quality of life for every patient.
Our goal is to give health care providers and their patients the tools to achieve enhanced vitality and a greater potential for survival.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 541.488.0514
Address: 478 Russel Street
Ashland, OR, 97520
United States

The Mederi Foundation


Phone: 5414880514
Address: 478 Russel Street
Ashland, OR, 97520
United States

The School of Living Arts

The School of Living Arts, llc provides holistic health education from trained and certified instructors with over 20 years of experience in their fields. Classes include: herbal education, nutrition, clean eating and plant based cooking classes, organic gardening, yoga and personal training and stress management through outdoor meditation/nature walks as well as crafting skills like sewing and crocheting.
The School of Living Arts mission is to empower people to live life more fully, by building skills that support lives that are holistically balanced in optimal health, self-reliance, environmental stewardship and that promote stronger communities.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 9545497518
Address: Call for Class Locations
sunrise, FL, 33351
United States

Thyme Herbal

Nestled in the hills of Western Massachusetts, Thyme Herbal is a sanctuary for healing and education. Herbalist, Brittany Wood Nickerson weaves her unique training in Western Herbalism, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, cooking, nutrition and plant spirit healing into curriculums that are engaging, diverse, detailed and empowering. Thyme Herbal offers a three year Apprenticeship program and workshops on topics related to herbal medicine, cooking, nutrition and homesteading. Hands on, skill oriented learning and personal empowerment are emphasized. Thyme Herbal offers an educational path for those interested in learning about herbal medicine for personal development and home use as well as for those working to support career goals in the healing arts. Brittany's Introductory Apprenticeship and most popular class, The Art of Home Herbalism is also offered online - blending video and audio lessons with at-home activities and reading assignments.

Brittany teaches History and Use of Herbs in the Kitchen at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is the author of Recipes from the Herbalists Kitchen, The Herbal Homestead Journal, Cooking for Winter Health Wellness, Sacred & Mysterious, and the Everyday Living Series (posters and zines for the home).

Program Offerings:


An introduction to the practice of using medicinal herbs and whole foods to heal yourself and others.

This apprenticeship is designed to introduce you to the world of Western herbalism and give you the tools to be an effective and empowered home herbalist. You will meet the plants in their environment and learn the art of herbal medicine as it relates to your own health and the earth.

Topics Include: Medicine Making, Plant Identification, Harvesting, Drying, Storing, Body System Therapeutics (For the Nervous, Digestive, Lymphatic, Immune Systems and Skin), Nutrient-dense Foods and Food Preparation, Seasonal Eating, and Fermentation.


A unique opportunity to study herbal medicine remotely, in community with others!

Topics Include: Medicine Making, Harvesting, Wildcrafting, Drying, Storing, Body System Therapeutics (For the Nervous, Digestive, Lymphatic, Immune Systems and Skin), Nutrient-dense Foods and Food Preparation, Herbal First Aid, Seasonal Cooking and Self-care, Seasonal and Elemental Energetics.

The Class Includes: 8 Instructional Videos, Over 20 Recorded Audio Lessons, Handouts and Recipes, At-Home Activities, Reading Assignments from Assigned Texts, Class Message/Discussion Board, Monthly Discussion Groups.


Venture deeper into the world of medicinal plants, the body and healing.

This course is open to those who have taken the Art of Home Herbalism or have completed a comparable course of study with another herbalist. The class will expand on, broaden and deepen existing skills and knowledge as well as introduce new concepts aimed at community applications of herbal medicine. Emphasis will be placed on applying skills outside of class and sharing these experiences as a platform for group learning.

Topics Include: Therapeutics of the Respiratory, Immune, Urinary, Cardiovascular and Female & Male Reproductive Systems, Introduction to Ayurveda as a form of Diagnosis and Treatment, Advanced Medicine Making, Independent Materia Medica Development, Building Personal Relationships to Plants, Herbal Formulary and Therapeutic Applications of Plant Medicine.


Clinical applications of herbal medicine – exploring the art of intake, diagnosis and treatment.

For the advanced and committed student, this course is designed to help take your knowledge to the next level, create practical experience and deepen your understanding of how to implement herbal medicine. Through lecture, group discussion and in-class client intakes we will explore how to make meaning from presented information/observations and the many different ways to create effective and sustainable treatment protocols.

Topics Include: Continued study of Ayurveda as a form of Assessment and Healing, Holistic Mind/Body Approaches to Assessing Imbalances and Healing, Progression of Disease and Processes of Healing, Herbal Support for Chronic Conditions, Intake Development, Reading the Tongue, Determining the Most Effective Healing Protocol, Making Appropriate Referrals, Herbal Formulary, Food as Medicine, Materia Medica Development.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: (413) 489 - 3326
Address: 264 S Shirkshire Rd.
Conway, MA, 01341
United States

Twin Star Connecticut's School of Herbal and Energetic Studies

Twin Star offers community classes and workshops on herbal medicine, holistic health, and natural healing. We are located in the beautiful hills of Western Connecticut where Lupo Passero, Herbalist, Educator and Flower Essence Practitioner shares her teachings both nationally and throughout the surrounding area. Twin Star Herbal Education offers a myriad of classes ranging from half day workshops to 14 month long herbal intensives. Lupo and friends cover a variety of topics including herbal medicine, flower essence therapy, energy healing, yoga and holistic health, astrology, Ayurveda and more.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: (860) 350- 0077
Address: 67 Bank Street
New Milford, CT, 06776
United States

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism

VCIH is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthcare resources grounded in Nature. Our work brings clinical herbalism to community practice through the weaving of science, spirit and grassroots activism. We provide one of the nation’s most extensive clinical training opportunities in herbal medicine, rooted in deep connection with the plants and place.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 802-224-7100
Address: 252 Main Street
Montpelier, VT, 05602
United States

VITAL WAYS School of Holistic Clinical Herbalism

Vital Ways is a 1 to 3 year School that offers in-person Holistic Clinical Herbalist Certificate Training in Portland Oregon.

Our school empowers students with the knowledge and skills to work with the wisdom of nature to facilitate deep healing in themselves and others through the use of Traditional and Modern herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, mind-body medicine and holistic lifestyle. We view each person as a dynamic, interconnected whole person comprised of body, mind and spirit, and have seen that it is only by addressing the entire person, that deep and lasting changes in health can occur.

Our program teaches a complete method of practice, that educates students in every facet of herbalism from herbal usage, identification and medicine making, all the way to how to conduct a consultation, do tongue and pulse evaluation and how to incorporate nutrition in clinical practice.

Our programs feature passionate, experienced faculty from the Pacific Northwest and around the country.

We have 4 programs for people of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced practitioners, a Free Clinic, a Public Apothecary and an Education Center.

At Vital Ways we think that healthcare is an essential human right and our 3rd year Clinic Practicum students offer consultations in our Free Vitality Clinic.

Our school uses a modern educational perspective to keep costs down, and improve education so that our programs are affordable, flexible enough for people with busy schedules and gives students a complete method of practice.

So, if you’re looking for a truly holistic, experience based Herbal Medicine education, then check us out on our website, send us an email, give us a call or stop in for a tour if you’re in the area.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 5039147908
Address: 2714 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR, 97211
United States

Wild Rose College of Natural Healing

Wild Rose College of Natural Healing is an online education centre for learning the art and science of herbalism and natural health.
With over 40 years of history and 100's of program graduates, our emphasis has always been on wholism and the integration of the body, mind and spirit.
We offer courses in a variety of healing modalities and topics, as well as 3 levels of Herbal Diploma programs as well as a wholistic Therapist program.
For ease of accessibility, all of our courses are now available online. Each one is broken down into digestible PDF lessons, Video's and Quizzes.
They are user friendly and can be taken from any device, or printed into physical work books.
Whether your interest in herbalism and natural health is purely casual, or you are a more serious student looking for a diploma program, Wild Rose College is for you!
For more information:
Visit us at or contact us at

School Type: Distance learning
Phone: 18889537673
Address: Box 789
Cumberland, BC, V0R-1S0

Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies

Founded in 2008 by Jasmyn Clift, Clinical Herbalist, the Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies weaves knowledge of traditional herbalism together with potent medicine-making to treat modern pathologies. Our diverse teaching staff have all been active in their respective fields for at least 13 years.<br />
Our popular annual Intermediate Program offers those with some prior herbal training 140 classroom hours plus guided self-study. In this course we emphasize hands-on herbal medicine making, Materia Medica of over 100 plants, anatomy and physiology as applicable to herbal medicine, and ethnobotany.<br />
We also offer a Case Study Program, drawing from the 25+ years of clinical observations of our teachers. Using harm-reduction and client-centered techniques we guide our students to approach herbal medicine with compassion and skill.<br />
We teach ethical harvesting and plant identification of medicinals on wildcrafting excursions throughout British Columbia. We are blessed to live on beautiful diverse unceded Native land, full of powerful herbal allies.<br />
We are planning a full-time 2 year course for those seeking a career in herbalism.<br />
Or for those looking for more intensive classes we offer various weekend to week-long programs. Please check our website for current offerings.<br />
We are based on beautiful Saltspring Island in British Columbia. No, it doesn't snow all year in this part of Canada; in fact, olives and grapes are grown here.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 250-653-4663
Address: PO BOX 60
Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K2P2

Wildwood Institute, LLC

Wildwood Institute offers a comprehensive one to four year Herbal Apprenticeship program, high-quality, intelligently formulated herbal products, holistic health consultations, herb walks, classes and local speaking events. The school is owned and operated by Kathleen Raven Wildwood, a practicing herbalist with over 25 years of experience.The collegiate level apprenticeship offered at Wildwood Institute is the only three to four year program in the Midwest that includes experiential learning exploring the wisdom and magic of plants. Come and learn about the ancient traditions and modern science of herbs in a classroom community dedicated to educating and empowering people to heal themselves, their families and the earth.

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: (608) 841-1337
Address: 3311 Mound View Road
Verona, WI, 53593
United States

Wintergreen Botanicals Education Center

Wintergreen Botanicals Education Center
Wintergreen Botanicals offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced herbalist study programs in the Allenstown, NH classroom and online. The primary instructor is clinical herbalist Maria Noel Groves, RH (AHG), author of Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care. Maria combines Western herbalism with holistic anatomy, physiology, and pathology, whole foods nutrition, and lifestyle approaches. Wintergreen Botanicals' down-to-earth approach combines the latest botanical research and evidence-based medicine with traditional and experiential knowledge of the plants. We primarily cover herbs that can be grown or wildcrafted in a temperate/northern climate and/or are commonly available in commerce. A strong foundation in hands-on remedy making is included in all program options. The introductory/intermediate Home Herbalist Series and Beyond the Home Herbalist Series are available on-site and online. The advanced Herbalist Intensive Training Program is only available on-site at this time. Students receive certificates upon completion of each program.

School Type: On-site learning, Distance learning
Phone: 603-340-5161

Wisdom of the Plants Seminary

Wisdom of the Plants Seminary is a community herb school. Our focus is to equip members of the community with skills to incorporate more plants into their daily lives. We employ both proactive herbal strategies as well as emergent protocols.
Our core program covers botany, anatomy, physiology and wild crafting. Throughout this course you will develop your own working materia medica. We host regular plant walks and field trips. An added bonus is medicine making classes in a fully equipped apothecary with well over 300 herbs. Here you will learn the basics of herbal preparations.
We also offer more advanced classes in herbal energetics, advanced medicine making, diagnostic skills and many more.
From time to time we bring in visiting herbalists as guests speakers.
Our school administrators are Tony Moore, El Ha Gahn, and Tiffany Robbins. Tony Moore is a practicing herbalist of more than thirty years. He is the proprietor of Nutrition & Herbs Center in Philadelphia, PA. El Ha Gahn travels the world practicing herbalism with many cultures. He is adept at living off the land and martial arts. Tiffany Robbins is a clinical herbalist, forager, natural perfumer, and fiber artist. She teaches at various herb conferences. Get in touch with us, we have a lot to offer!

School Type: On-site learning
Phone: 4843432172
Address: 5601 N. 10th St., Philadelphia, PA 19141
United States