Programs in Herbal Medicine

By: CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd

There are several programs in herbal medicine that meet the educational needs of prospective natural healers. In addition to learning all aspects of how plant medicine is used, students enrolled in these courses gain practical skills and knowledge in how to facilitate botanicals and herbs for therapeutics, spices, and for aromatherapy.

Programs in herbal medicine vary in level of training and education, so if you are pursuing a career in herbology, you will need to take an in-depth course in the field. These studies can lead to a diploma or degree; depending on which natural health school you plan to attend. For example, there are associate degree programs in herbal medicine that teach students the science and nutritional aspects of herbs and healing. Other more generalized studies are introductory in nature, and are typically offered for the home organic gardener or for home-herbal remedies.

The unique prospects of are that students learn how one-quarter of all pharmaceuticals are derived from plants and herbs; and how this botanical medicine is facilitated not just as an individual healing art, but in many natural health fields including Ayurveda, Oriental medicine, naturopathy and homeopathy, and other specialized practices.

Some of the diverse subject matter covered in programs in herbal medicine includes studies in botany, plant cell chemistry, history and philosophies, pharmacy, clinical/case training, herbal formulations, and more.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in learning more about these or other holistic medicine programs, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore near you.


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