Intermediate Herbal Course V1

Intermediate Herbal Course V1

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Have you already laid the groundwork for your adventures in the boundless world of herbalism? Our online Intermediate Herbal Course is perfect for those with a beginner level of knowledge who are ready for the next step. Intended for students with some herbal training, whether that be workshops, the Introductory Herbal Course or self study, we review some basic concepts and expand into various in-depth topics built to grow you as an herbalist!

This program includes intermediate topics such as herbal actions, energetics, safety and side effects; discussions about constitutional theory and energetics; in-depth coverage of physiology and body systems; and guidance for herbal therapeutics and herbal formulation. You will be introduced to many approaches and the wisdom of some of today’s most revered herbalists. We’ll study many different ways herbalism has been practiced over the centuries and how in recent years we have begun to reclaim these traditions. This course combines the wisdom of folk and other global healing traditions with modern herbal practice and science, all which have important perspectives to offer the study and practice of herbalism.

The Intermediate Herbal Course is the next important foundational step for those students who want to integrate a holistic, plant-based approach to wellness into their lives, as well as those who seek to continue on with advanced training.  

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The Intermediate Herbal Course is an online and self-paced apprenticeship for distant 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.

Why Herbs?

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 use the gifts of nature with respect and wisdom, and herbs are one of those gifts.

Learning herbalism in the Intermediate Herbal Course by Herbal Academy

Learning herbalism in the online Intermediate Herbal Course

Learning herbalism in the Intermediate Herbal Course

Health doesn’t come from plastic bottles. Vitality grows 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 health is making its way back into the mainstream, right where it belongs.

If you want to learn more about herbalism, 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 laptop! 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 lesson preview

The Intermediate Herbal Course is your online doorway into the wild and wonderful world of plant medicine.

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 lifeThis course devotes an entire unit to food as medicine – using herbs and foods (and phytochemicals) to support wellness and to return to balance as well as alleviating common complaints. You’ll learn to nourish yourself with wild edibles and how to wildcraft plants and herbs. You’ll build your materia medica, learning the actions, energetics, safety, why, and how of many herbs and their therapeutic uses.

The bulk of the course walks through each body system, including alimentary, immune, nervous, cardiovascular, liver, respiratory, and urinary systems, devoting a unit to each to discuss anatomy, physiology, balance, imbalance, herbal support, and appropriate material medica. We integrate knowledge of energetics (of both people and herbs), tissue states, and the therapeutic rationale of choosing a particular herb for a particular person and imbalance.

The course includes video tutorials and over 100 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 the next level of your herbal practice.

In this course, you will discover:


We’ll begin with building the foundation and then introduce more advanced topics.


We’ll be digging deep into body systems, theory and energetics, and formulation, so get ready! 


Each unit includes an assortment of recipes and remedies ready for you to download and print.


Flip through the pages of our beautiful ebooks and download and print for your continued use.


Downloadable and printable, every unit includes relevant charts and handouts to aid in your learning 


Each unit includes an assortment of herbal monographs for building your materia medica knowledge.


Because some of you are visual learners, we’re including video demonstrations throughout every unit. 


Each unit requires successful completion of a quiz in order to pass through to the next set of lessons! Retake the quizzes as many times as you need.


Graduates receive their own Intermediate Herbal Course certificate upon completion of the course!


Throughout your studies, you will have easy access to a team of herbalists and medical professionals to help with questions. We’re with you every step of the way.


Herbal Academy students will also get access to our thriving private Facebook community!


Access to the Herbal Academy’s catalog of discounts, including 25% off Bulk Herb Store orders, and savings on United Plant Savers membership, Natural Herbal Living, Essential Herbal Magazine, Mother Earth Living, and more.

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A Collaborated Effort

We’ve brought together formally educated and experienced clinical herbalists and medical professionals who love sharing their passion for plants and people to teach this 10-Unit comprehensive, multi-media learning experience. Our well-rounded, seasoned team has worked together to bring you a program that covers every angle!

We are dedicated to teaching and promoting a lifestyle of wellness and vitality through the use of herbs, sound nutrition, and optimal health practices. We offer high quality, affordable herbal studies programs to empower our students, and celebrate the community-centered spirit of herbalism by collaborating with a wide diversity of herbalists to create an herbal school that presents many herbal traditions and points of view. As a team, it is our goal to educate and to promote sound, safe and ethical herbal practice.

Team of Course Educators at Herbal Academy

Learn more about our team of educators here!


The Intermediate Herbal Course is intended for students with some herbal training (the Online Introductory Herbal Course, community herbal classes, workshops, self-study), but even if you’re new to herbalism, we’ll be reviewing some basic concepts in the first unit to set the foundation. The online herbal course will include intermediate topics such as safety and side effects; discussions about theory and energetics; in-depth coverage of physiology; and guidance for herbal formulation.

We will introduce many theories and works of some of today’s most revered herbalists such as David Hoffmann, Christopher Hobbs, Academy educator Matthew Wood, and others. We will also study many different ways herbalism has been practiced over the centuries and how in recent years we have begun to reclaim these traditions.

The Intermediate Herbal Course: 10 Unit Outline

Online Intermediate Herbal Course - herbalist studies


Why Choose Herbs?; How Herbs Work; Herbal Healing Traditions; Making the Reconnection; Herbal First Aid Flipbook – Making Herbal Remedies; Herbal Actions; Herbal Energetics; Human Constitutional Models; Creating Formulas; Dosage; Side Effects and Safety

Online Intermediate Herbal Course - Using Herbs in the Kitchen


Kitchen Cupboard Herbs; Eating with the Seasons; Making Herb-Infused Vinegars, Oils, Honey, Syrups, and Oxymels; Edible and Medicinal Plants; Seasonal Foraging; Wildcrafting; United Plant Savers At-Risk Plants; Gratitude and Ceremony; Creating A Materia Medica; Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms; Understanding Phytochemicals

Online Intermediate Herbal Course - Digestive System


Alimentary System Overview; Digestive Health as Foundation of Health; Gut-Brain Connection; Gut-Immune System Connection; Imbalances of the Digestive System and Herbal Remedies; Alimentary System Materia Medica

Online Intermediate Herbal Course - Herbs for Healthy Living


Overview of the Immune System; Immune Response; Immune Disorder; Building Immune Health for Prevention; Common Immune Disharmonies and Remedies; Supporting Respiratory System Immunity; Immune System Materia Medica

Online Intermediate Herbal Course for beginner students


The Brain; The Central Nervous System; The Peripheral Nervous System; The Enteric Nervous System and Gut-Brain Connection; Herbal and Lifestyle Support for Stress; Herbal Prevention and Symptomatic Relief for Headaches; Sleep Disorders and Herbal Support; Herbs to Support Gut Health; Nervous System Materia Medica

Online Intermediate Herbal Course - Learning the Basics of Herbalism


Anatomy of the Heart; Blood Pressure and Herbal Support; Cholesterol and Herbal Support; Supporting Heart Health; Herbal Therapeutics; A Heart-Healthy Diet; Glycosides; Care of The Energetic Heart; The Heart Dance; Cardiovascular System Materia Medica

Learn how to make Herbal Preparations - Online Intermediate Herbal Course


Liver Anatomy and Function; Food and Lifestyle for a Healthy Liver; Liver Imbalance and Dysfunction; Herbal Therapeutics for the Liver; Bitters; Healthy Skin; Holistic Skin Care Flipbook; Liver Materia Medica

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System; Healthy Breathing and Herbal Lung Tonics; Lung Imbalances and Herbal Therapeutics; Respiratory Tissue States; Plants, Trees, and Clean Air; Respiratory System Materia Medica; Aromatherapy for the Respiratory System

The Intermediate Herbal Course - Learning Herbalism Online


Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System; Supporting Kidney and Urinary Health; Urinary System Imbalance and Herbal Therapeutics; Urinary System Materia Medica

Online Intermediate Herbal Course - Lessons on Children Herbalism


Common Discomforts and Herbal Therapeutics; Herbal Formulas and Recipes; Which Herbs are Safe; Dosing; The Legality of Herbalism


While we recommend spending at least one month of serious study in each unit, students have the ability to work at their own pace towards certification. Students will have access to the online portion of the program for two years after starting the course. The expiration date is triggered when you select the Start Course option in class; not at registration. Each of the program lessons are available for download and print, so as a student you can use your program as a valuable resource for many years to come – even after completing your program!

Here at the Herbal Academy, we will keep the home fires burning and the doors open for our on-site classes but if you are one of our distant readers and friends, taking this online course will keep you well informed and in good company. Work on your herbal studies in front of your own home fire and we’ll be working right along with you.

Grow with our Academy family—even after you complete your studies. We are building a community of support for those seeking to learn more about herbs and how to lead a richer, more fulfilling, and healthy lifestyle. As a student in the Intermediate Herbal Course, you will gain access to several student-only communities, which you can continue to enjoy even after you graduate from class!




Testimonials From Students

We get asked ALL. THE. TIME. about recommendations for herbal schools & online courses. After long hours of researching, we found such an impressive school, that we couldn’t help but enroll ourselves!

– Bulk Herb Store

The education I have received from the Herbal Academy has completely transformed my practice. When you enroll in the Academy you are immersed in a first class herbal education.

– Melissa Jones, From Scratch Magazine

I am studying herbalism to further my career. I am almost finished with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and there is very little information about herbs in the program. Out of 20 years of study, hands down, Herbal Academy has taught me more about herbs in the first unit than all of the years of doing it on my own. This is the only course I have ever taken that I actually look forward to every day! I love it!

– Sandi, Student

I am in love with the science behind it. I have searched the internet looking for a course that can take me in depth in plant parts and anatomy. I’m so happy I found you guys. The best part is even though it’s an online course, I don’t feel alone at all! You are there every step of the way. Thank you so much for that!

– Nicole, Student

This is truly a class for which I have been looking for years. I want to be spending all of my time currently working on it and wish I could forgo other things.

– Honey, Student

I’m really enjoying it! I just wish I could quit work and maybe send the family away for a few months so I could concentrate on just herbs!

– Alicia, Student

I am so glad I made the decision to enroll in the Herbal Academy’s Intermediate Herbal Course… This is far more than a “how to use this herb” course! There are specific dosing suggestions and many recipes to get you started. You will not be left hanging! I actually sent them an e-mail and told them they are not charging enough! Seriously, if I took this course and then had to recommend a retail price, I would put this course in the $800-$1000 range at least.

– Lea, Intermediate Course Graduate

For about 7 years my husband and I were looking for the right herbal school for us. We ended up traveling and researching on our own until we found the Herbal Academy. I am literally blown away by how in depth their intermediate course is, as well as the very professional design savvy layout. I will enroll in every online course this school provides and hope to eventually visit it in person one day!

– EK Bradley, Holistic Families

I recently completed my studies and couldn’t rave enough about the program!!! If you are THINKING about taking it, you must!! You learn so much about the body and the herbs and their therapeutic uses at your own pace! I’m sorry that I’m finished but thrilled to be on the next leg of my journey!

– Paizley Ann, Student

You have no idea the paths this counsel has led me on, literally and figuratively. I have discovered Solomon’s Seal in my backyard, Indian pipe near a waterfall, and wood sorrel in the garden. I thought I would be taking a course to learn about herbs and I have had the world around me open up with gifts I never knew existed. Thank you.

– Cynthia, Student

I am studying herbalism to further my career. I am almost finished with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and there is very little information about herbs in the program. Out of 20 years of study, hands down, the Herbal Academy has taught me more about herbs in the first unit than all of the years of doing it on my own. This is the only course I have ever taken that I actually look forward to every day! I love it!

– Sandi, Student


Start your journey!

Ask yourself, what would I do with an herbal certification? If the answer is, I will reach out in some way to share this information, then you are in the right place. You can share all that you have learned here in the Intermediate Herbal Course with your family and friends. You can be the one to lead them to balanced health and vitality. Show others the way to use plant medicine. Teach, explore, preserve, and honor this tradition. Food and herbs were the original medicine and they are just as relevant today as they were for our forebears. We are all innate healers but we must learn how to use this precious gift responsibly as well as intuitively. Let’s do this together, one lesson at a time.

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