American Herbalists Guild Directory of Herbal Education
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Ancestral Apothecary School of Herbal, Folk and Indigenous Medicine
Ancestral Apothecary school is dedicated to the study of herbal, folk and indigenous medicine. We are committed to creating a learning community centered on people of color for the study of herbal medicine which honors the diverse cultural healing traditions of the Bay Area.
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
The Mission of AOMA is to transform lives and communities through education, patient care, leadership and research in Chinese and other integrative medicines. AOMA currently offers regionally accredited master's-level and doctoral-level graduate programs in acupuncture and Chinese medicine that prepare students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners.
Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism
The Southeast's oldest herbal studies school, Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism offers life-enhancing skills to impart deep wellness and vitality. It focuses on promoting healing through preventative medicine as well as educating individuals on how to create a sustainable lifestyle. ASHH combines ancient healing traditions with the latest established research in emerging herbal and medical science. Located in the Southern Appalachian mountains, ASHH works directly with local plant in one of North America's most botanically diverse regions. Our Holistic Health Center is centrally located in Asheville, North Carolina.
American Association of Oriental Medicine
The oldest national organization representing the individual practitioner of Oriental Medicine, pledging to honor and support the integrity of Oriental Medicine by advocating excellence in professional standards. They protect the philosophy, science and art of Oriental Medicine along with the empowerment of members to insure the survival and advancement of Oriental Medicine legislatively and via public relations in the US.
American College of Healthcare Sciences
ACHS's mission is to provide leadership in holistic health education through comprehensive professional online and on-campus education and high-quality natural products with a commitment to sustainable practices and principles. Through our mission, ACHS fosters competence, professionalism, and cooperation in holistic healthcare and works to preserve and share knowledge in natural medicine.
American Herbalists Guild
Professional organization for herbalists that offers membership and certification to trained herbalists.
American Institute of Vedic Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies is an online educational center providing a broad range of courses, resources and publications for an international audience.
The Ayurvedic Institute teaches traditional Ayurvedic Medicine and provides ancient Indian therapies to help heal and maintain the quality and longevity of life. As a science of self-healing, Ayurveda encompasses diet and nutrition, lifestyle, meditation, postures, breathing exercises, and medical herbs along with cleansing and rejuvenation programs for healing body, mind, and spirit.
Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine. Recognized globally for its rigorous curriculum and strong research, the University has a primary campus in Kenmore, Washington, and a second campus in San Diego, California
Benson-Harry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to research, teaching and clinical application of Mind Body Medicine and its integration into all areas of health.
Berkeley Herbal Center
The Berkeley Herbal Center encourages and renews a living knowledge of the healing powers of plants through the study and practice of Traditional Western Herbalism. We are committed to educating healers into successful careers as practicing herbalists and herbal educators by offering the most comprehensive, integrated education in Western herbal medicine. We are one of very few schools nationwide with a clinical internship program in Western Herbalism. First- and second-year clinicians are trained under supervision of staff in our community clinic.
Botanical Products and Human Health
In this self-paced, online course offered by the Rutgers University Office of Continuing Education, the student will learn about the history, discovery, development, and validation of botanicals and their multiple uses in modern society. They will discover why plants make myriad compounds that benefit human health and well-being. The course provides an introduction to botanical supplements, functional foods and medicine, as well as plant anatomy and physiology, and the history and importance of botany..
California College of Ayurveda
The ayurvedic school offers a comprehensive curriculum, with four levels of programs leading to certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (C.A.S.)
California School of Herbal Studies
CSHS’s mission is to help create sustainable communities by providing earth centered, community based herbal education. CSHS works to empower individuals with the skills, experience and confidence needed by the community herbalist. Our school teaches from the tradition of western herbalism, with a materia medica primarily made up of North American and European herbs. Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine perspectives and herbs are used to complement the western tradition.
California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism
The California School of Traditional Hispanic Herbalism officially opened its doors in January of 1998 in the San Francisco East Bay city of Richmond, California, to teach and preserve the healing traditions of the Hispanic curanderos and curanderas (folk healers) of California. The cross-cultural influences of European and Asian herbs, along with the use of native plants, made California Curanderismo a unique and potent healing medium.
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
CCNM's vision is to make naturopathic medicine an integral part of health care through preeminent education, research and clinical services. To do so, CCNM pledges to educate naturopathic doctors on the basis of clear and focused curriculum, delivered by the most competent faculty, and graduate high-quality naturopathic doctors.
Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine was founded in Cherokee Nation territory, in what is currently known as Asheville, North Carolina, nestled in the botanically rich Southern Appalachian Mountains. CSHM offers several online opportunities to learn, including the Herbal Medicine Making Course, the Foraging Course: Edible and Medicinal Wild Herbs, and the Herbal Immersion Program. Check out their Course Comparison Chart to see which learning option is the best for you
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
The Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, Inc., offers certificate programs in Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism, Advanced Herbalism, Clinical Herbalism, Nutrition, and Flower Essences. We teach western herbalism and integrated nutrition in the Vitalist tradition. CSCH also operates the Evergreen Center, a sliding-scale holistic center for Vitalist health education in Boulder, Colorado.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program at Stanford
Started in 1998, the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine (SCIM) is committed to evidence-based practices. We are here to help you live more fully, cope better with your medical condition, control symptoms, and participate more fully in your medical care.
Council on Naturopathic Medical Education
Council ensures quality of naturopathic medical education through voluntary accreditation of four-year, graduate-level programs that lead to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D. or N.M.P.) degree.
Dominion Herbal College
Dominion Herbal College’s mission is to preserve and nurture the study of herbal medicine. By striving to provide the best possible source of Herbal Studies from the basic to clinical levels, educating students to become competent in the field of Herbal Medicine and fostering alliances with other health care professionals
Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine is internationally recognized for its innovative educational programs, evidence-based clinical practice, and research that substantiates the field of integrative medicine and influences public policy. Since its creation in 1994, the Center's vision of making integrative care available to all is being realized worldwide.
East West Herb Course
The East West Herb Courses integrate time-tested traditional assessment methods that lead you to the right herb or herbal formula to work for each person. The East West School Herb Courses teach Planetary Herbology so you know how to use any herb no matter where it grows or where you live/travel.
Heart of Herbs Herbal School
Founded in 1998 we serve and mentor students to reach their potential as effective herbalists with an education grounded in tradition and science.
The mission of the Herbal Academy is to empower people with the art and science of herbalism through accessible, affordable herbal education that represents many points of view and honors our intrinsic connection to nature. State of the art online classroom, self-paced courses, curriculum that represents the culturally rich and multifaceted history of herbalism as well as our herbal and student communities.
Herbal Educational Services
Extensive library of recordings and lecture notes from conferences on herbal medicine since 1993.
Hood Herbalism is an autonomous and community based online herbal education project for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We gather to unlearn and decentralize colonial ways of understanding plant knowledge. Hood Herbalism is an engaging experience where you feel connected to a community of folks virtually.
Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism
The focus of Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism is on a spiritual practice of herbalism, healing, and medicine - anima mundi (Living Nature) and natura sophia (Nature Wisdom). We also work to collect, preserve, and disseminate herbal courses and materials relating to the history of herbalism, herbal practitioners, and herbal remedies from multiple sources. We offer in-person, live online, and recorded classes with online access to teachers for Q&A.
Midwest School of Herbal Studies
At Midwest School of Herbal Studies, founded in 2003, courses are self-paced and can be started whenever the student wants. MSHS offers a 21st-Century Family Herbalist Program, a Western Herbalism Certificate Program, and a Master Herbalist Diploma Program.
National University of Naturopathic Medicine
Established in 1956, National University of Natural Medicine is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical university in North America and a leader in natural medicine education and evidence-based research.
NCB School of Herbalism and Holistic Health
The first African American school of herbalism in the southern US that teaches students various modalities and methods and is inclusive of marginalized communities and cultures. The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health wants to train those who are interested in the sacred art of herbalism, so that they can understand & work in harmony with the ever-present energy of the plant kingdom for the benefit of their families and communities.
New York Institute of Economic Botany Graduate Studies Program
The Graduate Studies Program provides training in the plant sciences for approximately 20 students who are working toward the PhD or Master’s degree. In partnership with six area universities—Columbia University, Cornell University, Fordham University, Lehman College of the City University of New York, New York University, and Yale University—the Program provides an atmosphere of intellectual and creative rigor that encourages inquiry, research, and study of evolving knowledge about plants. Classroom study, traditional fieldwork and museum study, and cutting-edge laboratory research train students to assume leadership positions at academic, research, and conservation organizations throughout the world.
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine
The Northeast School of Botanical Medicine offers two programs and a traditional styled herbal apprenticeship to help students gain a comprehensive understanding of the clinical application of herbal medicine along with an informed respect of the plants vital to this medicine.
Northwest School for Botanical Studies
The website includes NWSBS program descriptions, a log of medicinal herb photos, articles, recipes, links, and more.
Pacific College of Health and Science
Pacific College of Health and Science was founded in 1986 to provide Oriental medical and Asian bodywork therapy education to students from around the world. Since its inception, the College has been at the forefront of educating students and working in conjunction with lawmakers and medical professionals to advance the standards of both the holistic medicine profession and the College’s curriculum.
Pacific Rim College
Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The college was founded to provide world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in a variety of medical modalities including Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Yogatherapy and Integrative Health.
As part of Rootwork Herbals, the People’s Medicine School was created to facilitate mutually beneficial healing relationships between people and plants. To serve all, by centering BIPoC, Queer, Trans and those with an anti-oppression focus, in finding their roots in plant medicine, accessing lifelong support from the healing powers of nature and, in turn, becoming more connected to the earth and more invested in themselves and their community.
Rosemary Gladstar's The Science & Art of Herbalism Home Study and Online Course
Have you longed to feel confident practicing herbal home care—for yourself, your family, your community? The Science & Art of Herbalism Home Study Course is a 10-lesson course taken at your own pace, with homework review and guidance provided by carefully selected herbalists and Rosemary herself. Though it thoroughly instills in the student the practical skills necessary to practice herbal home health care, it doesn't ignore the rich spirit and essence of herbalism. The heart of this course is the development of a deep personal relationship with the plant world. Many of our students have written telling us that this course has been transformational and one of the most self-empowering studies they have undertaken.
Sacred Journey School of Herbalism
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.
Seed, Soil, and Spirit School
This course is intended for Black, Indigenous, racialized, and allied people who want to learn through live online classes, recorded video modules, hands-on medicine making, and self-directed learning. We welcome all students into our intergenerational learning circle. Come as you are, with any level of knowledge. This is a space for herbalists who are just beginning to explore plant medicine to skilled herbalists who want to learn (and unlearn) from a decolonial perspective.
Soul Fire Farm
Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. We raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. Our food sovereignty programs reach over 10,000 people each year, including farmer training for Black and Brown growers.
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences is a fully accredited medical school dedicated to a comprehensive team approach to natural health and nutrition. SCNM’s on-site doctoral degree program blends unique opportunities for learning with an evolving curriculum that keeps pace with changing medicine. SCNM’s new fully online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership programs combine flexible online access with the clinical and scientific knowledge to become an advanced nutritional professional.
Southwest School of Botanical Medicine
The SWSBM continues to offer distance learning programs that represent Michael Moore's herbal wisdom and the unique knowledge he accumulated during three decades of teaching and a lifetime of studying medicinal plants. These programs, which include an extensive library of Michael in the classroom setting, are available in an easy to access, online video format.
Tonergarden School of Biological Medicine
Offering a three-year program in herbal medicine, the school provides theory courses held online and practical courses and clinical practice that take place in person. Teachers are practitioners and contribute with solid professional weight through subject communication and safe supervision for a large number of training hours.
University of Bridgeport – Naturopathic College Program
Since 2001, the College of Naturopathic Medicine has been graduating physicians who are revolutionizing healthcare in the Northeast and across the country. Our curriculum combines traditional biomedical sciences with the latest developments in genomics and molecular biology to deepen your understanding of health, disease, and therapeutics. A semester format of 18-week sessions allows you to immerse yourself in the material and take the time to fully integrate concepts. Students will benefit from course content that is integrated across the curriculum and reinforced with case studies for in-depth understanding of the application to clinical practice.
Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism
VCIH is a nonprofit 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.
Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine
Join us on the green path, or Viriditas Arcana, to learn about plant-based healing of body, mind, and spirit. Our education philosophy incorporates Vitalism and Deep Ecology into Traditional Holistic Western Herbalism. We are excited to connect to plants and other people like you, who want to go deep into the quest for herbal wisdom.