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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:
Human Nutrition
Herbal Nutrition
Herbs, Enzymes and Hormones
Edible Wild Plants                              
Basic Herbal and Medical Terminology        
Herbal Medicine Preparations           
Herbal Products Guidelines
Western Pharmacology        
Drug and Herbal Interactions           
Cross Cultural Herbology
Tropical Medicinal  
Indigenous Herbs/Spiritual Healing
Ayurvedic Medicine               
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:
Lesson Assignments       
The Course Essay
The Final Exam
10 Case Study Assessments                                        


2024 Naturopathic Herbalist Online Study Group Sessions - Every second Saturday of the month on Facebook Live.

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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. Tuition includes airport transfers, lodging,  2 meals a day on program days, and supplies. Does not include airfare or leisure activities and tours.

International Herbalist Intern 2024 Schedule

Central Region, Ghana - September 2024

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

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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

Central Region, Ghana - September 2024

Program Deposit                                     Full Registration    

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.



2024 Dates

March 23 and 30

July 7, 14, 21, and 28

October 6, 13, 20, and 27


Required Textbook:

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health by Rosemary Gladstar

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