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The Intermediate Online Herbal Course

Provided by The Herbal Academy of New England

Have you ever thought about training to become an herbalist? If you have, but if fear of not having enough time to study or thinking that a program would cost a lot of money have stood in your way, then you've landed in the right place at the right time.  The door to mastering a holistic, herbal-based approach to health -- and using this wealth of knowledge to enhance the wellbeing of your family and  friends  -- is only a few clicks away. Best of all, this flexible program fits into any budget and schedule.


This distance learning apprenticeship program is brought to you by The Herbal Academy of New England, and is a collaboration of formally educated and experienced clinical herbalists and medical professionals who love sharing their passion for plants and people. Together, this well-rounded, seasoned team of professionals guide each student through  a 10-unit, comprehensive multi-media experience that features numerous hands-on projects, herbal recipes and medicinal formulas, visual demonstrations and quizzes.


"The mission of the Herbal Academy of New England is to teach the art and science of plant medicine honoring our intrinsic connection to nature. We are dedicated to teaching and promoting a lifestyle of wellness and vitality through the use of herbs, sound nutrition, and optimal health practices."

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

The program is designed to be both comprehensive and convenient to help you complete the course from anywhere and at any time of day or night -- right on your laptop in the comfort of your own living room! As you learn more about traditional healing and how to use herbs as medicine and food, you will also begin to build your own Materia medica and apothecary. We’ll show you how, step-by-step.


The Intermediate Herbal Course at a glance:


  • Printable Intermediate Herbal Certification upon completion

  • 10 outstanding units

  • 40 in-depth lessons

  • Over 100 herbal recipes

  • Interactive ebooks

  • Printable handouts and charts

  • Videos throughout every unit

  • Online forums open for discussion and questions

  • Easy access to a team of herbalists and medical professionals

  • A community of herbalists on the same path towards wellness

“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 of New England 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

Meet the Instructors and Course Development Team



"As a team, it is our goal to educate and to promote sound, safe and ethical herbal practice."




Marlene Adelmann – Founder/Director and Course Advisor

Annie Hall – Course Development Coordinator

Angie Barger – Clinical Herbalist

Lisa Weiss – Clinical Herbalist

Emma Merritt – Clinical Herbalist

Rebecca Dalgin – Clinical Herbalist

Soumya Ganapathy, MD

David Mitcheson, MD



The Intermediate Herbal Course is intended for students with some herbal training (community herbal classes, workshops, self-study), but even if you’re brand 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 Matthew Wood, David Hoffman, Christopher Hobbs, 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.



"Up until I took this course, I never felt comfortable sharing any of my self-researched knowledge because I had no formal training or certification."


Laura West

Owner, Divine Lotus Healing

What would you do with an herbal certification?


Like a seedling unfolding to face the sun and meet the rain, a working knowledge of the herbal arts will provide a sturdy foundation from which you can branch out in many different directions. You may choose to enter the world of publishing or public speaking, launch an herbal cosmetics line, or continue your education to pursue a career as a clinical herbalist. Whichever path you choose to follow, this course will give you the confidence to believe in yourself. In the words of the insightful Clarissa Pinkola Estes, “We do not become healers. We came as healers. We are. Some of us are still catching up to what we are."


You came as a healer. Step into your role as an herbalist today.






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