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It’s time to start your path in herbalism and even open your own herbal business.

There’s a lot to learn and understand, and our course, with instruction by clinical herbalist Dave Warren, is the right place to begin that journey.

Reading materials and tests are part of our curricula, to be certain each student has a full grasp of each lesson, and a passing grade of 70 is required. The average student will take 160 hours to complete this course.

Students who fulfill the requirements of this course will have filled a prerequisite for our Clinical Herbalist Certification Course.

Led by clinical herbalist Dave Warren, the Master Herbalist Course is meticulously designed to provide an immersive learning experience. Over the span of approximately 160 hours, this comprehensive course covers various aspects that are essential for becoming a skilled herbalist.

Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding the intricacies of the human body forms the backbone of any effective treatment. Students delve into the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology, gaining an in-depth knowledge of organ systems, their interconnections, and how herbs can target specific areas for healing.

Botany and Plant Identification: Teaching individuals to not only recognize a vast array of medicinal plants, but also their specific uses and potential side effects, is crucial. The course dives into botany, enabling students to identify plants correctly in various environments, understand their growth patterns, and establish a solid foundation for herbal medicine.

Pharmacology and Herbal Actions: Herbal remedies go beyond mere folk wisdom. Students learn how different chemical compounds found in plants interact with our bodies, fostering a comprehensive understanding of herbal actions, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. Through this knowledge, they can determine the appropriate herbal applications to address specific ailments.

Herbal Formulations and Medicine Making: A significant highlight of the course is the hands-on experience of creating potent herbal preparations. Students learn how to prepare tinctures, teas, creams, and essential oils, gaining valuable skills to craft personalized remedies to suit individual needs.

Ethics and Safety: The Master Herbalist Course also emphasizes the ethical and safety aspects of herbal medicine. Students are educated on the importance of sustainable wildcrafting, responsible sourcing, and the cautious use of plants to ensure the safety and conservation of medicinal species.

Integration and Practice:

A crucial aspect of becoming a master herbalist is the practical application of knowledge. The course expertly integrates case studies, field trips, and direct clinical experience. Under the guidance of Dave Warren, students gain valuable insights into how to navigate real-life situations and develop effective protocols for treating various health issues.

Job Opportunities

As a certified Master Herbalist, there are a variety of career paths you can pursue. Here are a few examples along with their potential salaries:

1. Herbal Products Developer - As an herbal products developer, you would be responsible for creating and testing new herbal products, such as teas, tinctures, and supplements. The average salary for this position is around $70,000 per year.

2. Herbal Educator - As a herbal educator, you would teach others about the benefits of herbs and how to use them safely and effectively. This career path can lead to a salary of around $60,000 per year.

3. Herbalist Practitioner - As an herbalist practitioner, you would work with clients to assess their health concerns and develop personalized treatment plans using herbal remedies. This career path can lead to a salary of around $50,000 to $80,000 per year, depending on your level of experience and location.

4. Herbal Farmer - As an herbal farmer, you would grow and harvest medicinal herbs for use in herbal products and treatments. The average salary for this position is around $30,000 to $50,000 per year.

It's important to keep in mind that salaries can vary depending on factors such as location, level of experience, and industry demand. Additionally, many Master Herbalists choose to start their own businesses or work as consultants, which can provide additional earning potential.

What Students Say:

 "The master herbalist course exceeded my expectations in every way possible. The comprehensive modules provided in-depth knowledge about herbs, their uses, and benefits. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to become an expert herbalist." -S. Francis

"I'm amazed at how this course transformed my perspective on natural healing. The instructor's expert guidance and hands-on experience helped me to acquire practical skills that I can use for a lifetime. I feel confident in my knowledge and skills, thanks to this exceptional course!" - James Destine

"This master herbalist course is truly one of its kind. The curriculum covers everything from herb identification to plant chemistry, making it an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn the art of herbalism. I'm grateful for this course and highly recommend it."   - Simone Stuben

80 Lessons

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Welcome to the course

Audio greeting from your instructor

Course Syllabus

Understanding what we will cover.


How to contact the instructor

Skeletal System

Understanding the skeletal system

Musculoskeletal System

Understanding the musculoskeletal system

Digestive system

Digestive system

Respiration System

Understand the respiration system

Cardiovascular System

Understanding the Cardiovascular System

Urinary System

Understanding the Urinary System

Endocrine system

Understanding the Endocrine system

Lymphatic System

Understand the Lymphatic System

History of Herbal Medicine

History of Herbal Medicines

Right To Practice

Understand your right to practice herbal medicine

The Holistic Approach to Medicine

Definition of a Herb

Understand the actual definition of a herb

Section assessment

Assessment 1

Measuring your understanding

Module 2

Understanding Plants


Plant Parts and their Importance

Learning plant parts

Plant Classification

Why Latin names?

Module 2 Assessment

Module 3

Phytochemistry of plants

The chemistry of nature

Metabolites - Primary

What are primary metabolites?

Metabolites - Secondary

Understanding secondary metabolites


Understanding Polyphenols


Understand how alkaloids work

More Secondary Metabolites

Even more metabolites

Assessment 3

Module 4

Contraindications and Cautions

Understand why you must use caution

Can I Take This Herb?

Understand the dangers

Dangers with St. John's Wort

Understand dangers with St. John's Wort

Adverse Reactions

Understanding Adverse Reactions

Some More Considerations

When not to use certain herbs

Assessment 4

Test 4

Module 5

Materia Medica

Understanding Materia Medica

Materia Medica - Digestive System

Herbs and the Digestive System

Materia Medica - Respiratory System

Herbs and the Respiratory System

Materia Medica - Nervous System

Herbs and the nervous system

Materia Medica - Immune System

Herbs and the Immune System

Materia Medica - Musculoskeletal and Circulatory

Herbs and the Musculoskeletal and Circulatory systems

Materia Medica - Urinary System

Herbs and the Urinary System

Materia Medica - The Skin

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Module 5 Assessment

Module 6

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Understanding Chinese Medicine

Five Elements of Chinese Medicine

Understanding the Five Elements

The Five Tastes in Chinese Medicine

Understanding The Five Tastes

Choosing Herbs in Chinese Medicine

Discover how to select herbs in Chinese Medicine

Module 6 Assessment

Module 7

Ayurvedic Medicine

An Understanding of Ayurvedic Medicine

The Three Doshas

Understanding the three Doshas

Herbs of Ayurvedic

Module 7 Assessment


Module 8

Herbal Consultation

Understanding how to conduct a herbal consultation



Herbal Administration of Medicines

administering medicines

Issues with Compatibility

Understanidng compatibility issues

Module 8 Assessment

Module 9

Making Herbal Medicines - Tinctures

How to make tinctures

Herbal Infusions

understanding infusions and decoctions

Honeys and Syrups

creating honeys and syrups

Oxymels and More

Making other forms of medicine

External Medicines

create external herbal medicines

Module 9 Assessment


Module 10

Essential Oil Chemistry

understanding the chemistry of essential oils

Using Essential Oils

How to use essential oils

Starter Kit

What your starter kit should contain

Module 11

Healing with flower essence

Flower essence healing

Bach Flower Remedies

Who was Bach?

Flower Remedies Beyond Bach

Learn additional flower remedies

Module 11 Assessment


Module 12

Growing and Gathering Your own Herbs

Growing your own herbs

Gathering Herbs

How to wildcraft herbs

The Wheel of the Year

When to Harvest What.

Drying Your Herbs

How to dry herbs

Module 12 Assessment


Module 13

Open Your Herbal Business

understanding different types of herbal businesses

Setting up Your Business

Marketing Your Business

Marketing your business

Course Conclusion