Have you already laid the groundwork for your adventures in the boundless world of herbalism? Are you ready for the next step? Our online Intermediate Herbal Course is designed for those with a beginner level of knowledge, whether that be from workshops, the Introductory Herbal Course, or self-study. Review some basic concepts to whet your appetite and expand into many in-depth topics to help you grow you as an herbalist!
Delve into intermediate topics such as herbal actions; safety and contraindications; energetics and constitutional theory; anatomy and physiology of body systems. We’ll explore holistic support for healthy body systems and for a variety of common imbalances, and provide guidance for herbal therapeutics and herbal formulation. This course combines the wisdom of folk and other global healing traditions with modern herbal practice and science, all of which have important perspectives to offer the study and practice of herbalism. You will be introduced to the wisdom of some of today’s most revered herbalists, and see how you can reintegrate herbal practices and traditions into modern life.
The Intermediate Herbal Course is perfect for those students who want to integrate a holistic, plant-based approach to wellness into their lives. It is the next important foundational step for those who seek to continue on with advanced training.
The Intermediate Herbal Course is an online and self-paced apprenticeship for distance learners. If you are looking for a place to study herbalism in a safe and guided environment, we welcome you to join our ever-growing online community of herbalists! New students from all backgrounds and countries are registering for this program every day so start your enrollment when you are ready, and begin just moments after you register.
The use of herbs was an integral part of supporting wellness and correcting imbalance for millennia. It was not until relatively recently, at least in the Western world, that herbs were supplanted as the primary component of our apothecaries. Despite this shift, herbs continue to be effective allies in supporting wellness and are often readily available. We can grow them ourselves or get to know them in wild settings, while in the process becoming more attuned to the environment which coexists with its inhabitants, be they plant, animal, fungi, or bacteria. We believe that it is our birthright to be in a relationship with and use the gifts of nature with respect and wisdom, and herbs are one of those gifts.
Wellness doesn’t come from plastic bottles. Vitality develops naturally from the way you live your life. Deep down, people already know this. Here at the Herbal Academy, we believe that a holistic herbal-based approach to wellness is making its way back into the mainstream, right where it belongs.
If you want to learn more about herbs as wellness-supporting tools and as food, and if you’re just too busy to enroll in an in-person program, join us for a comprehensive and convenient online herbal course you can complete anywhere and anytime—right on your computer! Learn what your great ancestors knew about the natural world and begin to build your own materia medica and apothecary. We’ll show you how and tell you why.
The Intermediate Herbal Course is your online doorway into the wild and wonderful world of herbalism.
Our intention for this self-paced herb course is to help you take the next step in learning how to integrate a holistic approach to wellness into your life. This course devotes an entire unit to food as the foundation – using herbs and foods (and the phytochemicals within them) to support wellness and ease common complaints. You’ll learn to nourish yourself with wild edibles and wildcraft common wild plants. You’ll build your materia medica, learning the actions, energetics, safety, dosage, why, and how of many herbs and their uses.
The bulk of the course walks through each body system, including the digestive, immune, nervous, cardiovascular, liver, respiratory, and urinary systems, devoting a unit to each to discuss anatomy, physiology, balance, imbalance, herbal support, and appropriate materia medica, including 150 herbal monographs! We integrate the knowledge of energetics (of both people and herbs), tissue states, and the rationale of choosing a particular herb for a particular person and imbalance. The course includes video tutorials and 185 recipes for a variety of herbal preparations to help you build your apothecary. The beautiful lessons are loaded with the knowledge that will help propel you to the next level of your herbal practice.