Naturopathic Herbalist Certification
Herbology is the specially designed medicinal component to healing and nurturing the whole person made available by nature.
Dr. Akua Gray with twenty plus years of herbalist training and experience has designed a premiere intensely innovative herbology program for all future herbalists. Whether you are an experienced student of herbology or a neophyte, this course offers a complete understanding of health and wellness herbology from an indigenous perspective. As a correspondence course students can register for this class anytime and each year current students are invited to attend online training sessions with Dr. Akua for the course lessons.
Earn certification as a Naturopathic Herbalist. This certification can be used for personal, family, and community service. It can also be used in professional health services as a herbalist, nutritional consultant, and herbal manufacturer. The format and the philosophy of the Naturopathic Herbalist Certification is designed to promote self-directed learning in earning certification as a Naturopathic Herbalist. Each lesson will include a Reading Assignment, Writing Assignment and Kinesthetic Learning Assignment. This self paced course is a global survey of healing paradigms and includes 13 training lessons in the following course curriculum:
Herbs, Enzymes and Hormones
Edible Wild Plants
Basic Herbal and Medical Terminology
Herbal Medicine Preparations
Herbal Products Guidelines
Drug and Herbal Interactions
Cross Cultural Herbology
Indigenous Herbs/Spiritual Healing
Ancient Medicine Today
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Natural Health and Wellness Consultant Certification Manual, 5th Edition, by K. Akua Gray, published by BJK Publishing.
Naturopathic Herbalist Certification Workbook by K. Akua Gray, published by BJK Publishing. (Included with paid tuition)
The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra C.A., N.D. (1990). New York, NY: Pocket Books
Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements Balch, Phyllis A., (2002). New York, NY: Avery
Supply Kit: Herbology Starter Kit
Assignments for certification total 360 hours and include:
The Course Essay
The Final Exam
10 Case Study Assessments
2022 Naturopathic Herbalist Online Study Group Sessions - Every second Wednesday of the month.
International Herbalist Intern Program
The International Herbal Medicine Program, is offered to ALOP graduates of the Natural Health and Wellness Consultant Certification, the Naturopathic Mastery Associate Certification, and the Naturopathic Herbalist Certification. These graduates will have the opportunity to work with a host of indigenous herbalists in one of five countries where A Life Of Peace has set up affiliate training programs: Ghana, Belize, Peru, Jamaica, and The Bahamas. Students will have the opportunity to spend two to six weeks training with an herbalist learning the local medicinal and nutritional uses of plants. The training site will be operative for a 1-year period. Student herbalist will be required to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks of training and have the option of staying up to 12 weeks. Students are responsible for the cost of all transportation, lodging, meals, and supplies.
International Herbalist Intern 2022 Schedule
Ghana, West Africa (October 9-22)
The program intensive will include:
Ethnobotany a branch of ethnobiology that studies the plant lore and agricultural customs of a people.
Plant Identification: Papaya, hwintia, Bitter gourd, stevia, mango, noni, lime, orange, pansies, butterfly pea flower, moringa, prekese, ginger, turmeric, baobab, and a host of additional traditional herbs, plants, trees, and shrubs.
Foraging and Gathering
Methods of Application: powder, soup, tonic, juice, jelly, dried teas
Dosages for Disease Progression
Storage and Preservation
Earn an additional 100 hours towards your Registered Herbalist credentials
Day 1 Orientation
Day 2-3 Herbalist Community Tour
Day 4-5 Field Planting, Grafting, Sprouting
Day 6 Leaf Harvesting and Prepping for the drying process
Day 7-8 Off
Day 9 Fruit Harvesting (jelly and juice)
Day 10 Making Bitters (tonic and teas)
Day 11 Cooking with Local Herbs
Day 12 Making leaf and fruit powder
Day 13 Herbal First Aid: Making poultices and salves
Day 14 Final Assignments and Celebrations
International Herbalist Intern Schedule
Ghana, West Africa - October 9-22, 2022
The Bahamas - April 2023
San Ignacio, Belize - September 2024
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Botanical Medicine Herbalist Course
Learn to formulate over 50 botanical combinations for nutritional and energetic deficiencies that result from low vibration frequencies that alter the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
Longevity Herbal Formulas
Herbal First-Aid Medicine
Children's Health Formulas
Women's Health Formulas
Health and Beauty Formulas
Men's Health Formulas
Recipes for Every Natural Foods Kitchen
Join us on easy Sunday Mornings. 9am CST/10am EST
Classes are held 4 times a year. Each 1 hour class reveals a wealth of information that will add a myriad of knowledge to what you can do with learning to prepare your own herbal medicine, body care products, and medicinal foods.
January 8, 15, 22, and 29
April 2, 16, 23, and 30
July 9, ,16, 23, and 30
October 1, 8, 15, and 22
Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar