Master Herbalist Diploma

Elearn College


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£19 inc VAT (was £199)
Offer ends 18 July 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 Months
No formal qualification
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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The use of herbs in various purposes like medicine, cooking, beauty and health is as old as man himself. Herbs have played a very important part in the lives of human beings from time immemorial. It was more prominently used in the ancient times. In modern times, the renewed interest in natural practices and medicinal therapies has seen a huge comeback for herbal products and also a drastic increase in its use for various purposes.

The Master Herbalist Diploma Course deals with a wide range of details pertaining to herbal medicine, aromatherapy and the different uses of flower essences. In the study of herbal medicine, the student will be given an introduction on the history of herbal medicine, the cultivation of herbs and its use in various fields. Apart from a detailed account of its use in various fields like health, cooking, nutrition and beauty, information on consultation and preparation of herbal remedies based on the specific requirements of the client are also provided in the course.

The details of around a 1000 herbs along with their uses, properties, the way they work and any contraindications are contained in the course material. An introduction to various healing traditions from across the world like Ayurvedic, Chinese as well as Western will be provided to the student.


The aim of the course is to give meticulous training to those who aspire to become master herbalists or those medical professionals who are looking to increase their knowledge about the various healing traditions and their significance. Other than the core healing properties, details on the use of aromatherapy oils, flower essences, Bach remedies and tissue salts will also be provided to the students. This course would be a great help to those people who are planning to enter the herbal medicine based business, for example, herbal medicine consultancy. In addition to providing the latest information on the practices involving herbal and plant remedies, it also throws light on to the legal aspects of running a business venture of this type.


History of Herbal Medicine

Doctrine of Signatures

Introduction to Botany




Different types of Herbs – Framework and Usages

Herbs from the Bible

Chinese Herbal Medicine


Clinical Medicine

Guidelines on Herb Administration

Aroma Therapy

Bach Remedies and Homeopathy

Flower Essences


Spiritual Dimension

Who is this course for?

After the completion of the Diploma, the student should be able to educate other people about the different holistic well being approaches as well as the utilisation of herbal medicines in the overall well being of a person. The course also enables them to understand the latest researches happening in the field, safety issues involved, legal aspects concerning the use of herbal medicines and products, preparation method, etc.

The health sector is a fast growing one that offers abundant opportunities to master herbalists. Various health ailments like skin problems, stomach problems, Arthritis and Rheumatism use a number of herbs for treatment purposes.


There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Career path

On completion of the course, a person can apply for the positions of master herbalist, clinical herbalist or herbal educator. As a master herbalist, a person can take up employment in various capacities like, a consultant who helps people select herbs for various purposes, an assistant who helps in the preparation of herbal products that are to be sold in stores or as a self-employed consultant.

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