The large variety of available herbal remedies has increased the desire for greater understanding of their healing properties. If you want to become an herbalist either for your own use or for treating others you should look for an herbalist school near you or online.
Many herbalist study programs and degrees build on basic courses. If you are primarily interested in learning about herbs for personal use then ask your herbalist school about family health certificate programs in herbal medicine. You will learn the basics of nutrition, aromatherapy, simple remedies for common ailments, and how to growing a useful herbal garden. From this foundation you can add courses that will prepare you to receive clients who will come to you for consultation on which herbal remedies will work for them. Courses you can take at an herbalist school will improve your knowledge of biology, the therapeutic uses for herbs, and prepare you to become an herbalist for helping others. To achieve Master Herbalist status requires even more study and experience. As a Master Herbalist you will be ready to train others as consultants, or teach at an herbalist institution.
Interest in herbal remedies will continue to increase so now is an excellent time to begin or continue your herbalist study program or degree.