Professional Herbalist: Intermediate (2023)



The Intermediate Module gives students in the Professional Herbalist Course the opportunity to continue their online study of herbal medicine during the summer.

All new material is covered in this module that is not included in the Professional Herbalist Course: Year 1 or Year 2 curriculum. The focus will be on additional materia medica (the study of specific herb properties by individual herb).

There are no prerequisites. Students may enroll as a continuation of the Year 1 and/or as preparation for Year 2 classes in the Professional Herbalist Course. Graduates of other one-year herbal training programs are welcome to join continuing I.I.E.I. students.

Class Format
Each weekly online class meets live for 3 hours for the 12 weeks of the summer term. These 12 classes make up one module. Classes are recorded for those who cannot attend the live session. Class includes lectures with some hands-on exercises done with support from the instructor. Each instructor uses a variety of lectures, discussions, and group work.

Class Topics

  • Differential treatment of tinnitus
  • Differential treatment of headache
  • Leaky gut and additional digestive health, including intermediate pathologies
  • Additional pain approaches, including trigeminal neuralgia
  • Additional preparations and therapeutic recipes
  • Custom and individualized formulating
  • Culinary herbalism
  • Herbal first aid
  • Learning and memory
  • Intermediate herbal dermatology
  • Essential oil therapy and pathologies
  • Vibrational and metaphysical aspects of herbs
  • Intermediate materia medica, including newer available herbs

This course incorporates practical clinical applications and herbal preparations for Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic herbs. The focus is threefold:

  1. Herbal therapeutics for each body system
  2. Specific healing properties of over two hundred individual herbs
  3. Basic principles of herbalism from these three major traditional herbal healing systems.

The Professional Herbalist Course includes clinical and practical applications of herbal preparations and materia medica for Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Western herbs.

Modules are not sequential and can be taken in any order. The goal of the Professional Herbalist Course is to prepare you for applying for professional membership into the American Herbalist Guild. Some exposure to studying herbal medicine prior to enrollment is helpful, but not required.

Course is a self-paced recorded course.