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Herbal Medicine Certification Course


The Herbal Medicine online course offers a comprehensive study of clinical western Herbal Medicine, founded on the approach to herbal medicine developed by Dr. John Christopher and with formulae created by Farida Sharan, ND, author of Herbs of Grace, Creative Menopause and Iridology - A Complete Guide.

This course provides the foundation needed for identifying, harvesting, and storing herbs, and for making tinctures, salves, fomentations, poultices, ovules, baths, infusions, syrups and medicinal herbal formulae. If you wish to create your own herbal pharmacy, heal yourself, family and friends, create herbal products, import or export individual herbs or herbal formulae, or practice herbal medicine in a clinical setting, this course will remain a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and inspiration for years to come.
Profession Herbalism Online Course

Course Structure


The Herbal Medicine certification course consists of the following:

Herbal Medicine online course (see course topics below)
  • 12 Lessons - 660 pages
  • Time Payment: 12 monthly payments of £80
  • Payment in Full: £750
  • Create your own study schedule
  • Support and mentoring with Bonny Casel as you progress through your studies
Graduates receive the Herbal Medicine Certificate

Course Topics Include


  • History and Philosophy

  • Use of herbs in ancient and traditional societies

  • Chemistry

  • Climate, soil, active principles

  • Collecting, harvesting, storage

  • Extraction

  • Food as Medicine - Food as Poison

  • Food addictions

  • Effects of diet, coffee, alcohol, drugs, etc., on the healing process

  • Creating herbal formulas

  • Prescription symbols

  • Herbal Pharmacy terminology

  • Contra-Indications for a range of situations

  • Materia Medica (116 primary herbs, plus dozens of supportive herbs) – action, active ingredients, activity, applications, aromatherapy, astrology, Ayurveda, cautions, contraindications, chakras, elements, emotions, Chinese medicine, combinations, cultivation, dosage, energetics, flower essences, formulas, habitat, history, homeopathy, meridians, organs, names, nutrients, part used, personality, plant description, research, spiritual properties, substitutions, systems, taste, tissues, wildcrafting, and preparation.

  • Iatrogenic drug induced disease

  • Herbs and Healing

  • Holistic perceptions

  • Body/Mind/Spirit

  • Body systems and Herbal Medicine (Anatomy and Physiology is taught by body system and integrated throughout the course

  • Vitamins and Minerals for body organs, systems and glands

  • Botany

  • Naming and identifying plants

  • Collecting and preparing herbarium specimens

  • Plant classification appendix

  • Pharmacy and dispensary

  • How to set up a pharmacy

  • Dosage

  • Methods of herbal application

  • First Aid Treatment

  • Acute conditions

  • Fomentations

  • Infusions

  • Ointments

  • Ovules

  • Pill making

  • Poultices

  • Smoking herbs

  • Syrups and Tinctures


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