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Master Herbalist Diploma

Approved and regulated by the Colorado State Board of Higher Education Division of Private Occupational Schools

School of Natural Medicine USA Boulder, Colorado

Graduating skilled practitioners since 1977 – Quality training recognized worldwide.

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Transform what you love into the life you love to live!

Master Herbalist Diploma Training

Multi-dimensional exploration of History & Chemistry of Herbal Medicine, supplements, creating formulas, herbal naturopathy treatments,

pharmacy & dispensary skills, making herbal products, product labeling, storage, ordering, business skills,

botany, sacred geometry & signatures of plants, plant consciousness, plant identification, wildcrafting, organic growing, plant sources.

Hands-on training is based on Self-Healing embodiment of the teachings.

Master Herbalist Diploma Graduates:

Create businesses, thrive in private practice, work in ethical product companies, spas, health food stores, clinics & host Herbal product booths.

Combine Herbal Medicine with Healing Diets, Flower Essences, Essential Oils, Iridology & Naturopathy Treatments to guide seekers of health toward wellness goals.

Master Herbalist Diploma Master Teachers:

Heidi Jarvis ND MH, SNM 2000 Graduate, owner of Natur LLC & Earth Pharmaceuticals runs her own practice, organic herb gardens & product company.

Heidi is also the Manager of School of Natural Medicine Herbs of Grace Herbal Pharmacy/Dispensary & the primary Herbal Medicine Teacher.

Marco Lam, Doctor of Oriental Medicine has a practice, teaches, creates herbal products & essential oils, & create permaculture gardens .

Brigitte Mars, AHG, renowned author & teacher inspires in dynamic classes with raw wild foods & herbs, Herbal history & philosophy & wildcrafting.

Farida Sharan ND MH shares 40 years clinical experience in a system of Natural Medicine that guides Herbal Medicine with Iridology analysis education.

. . . effective, creative Herbal Medicine for Independently Healthy wisdom skills 


What is Herbal Medicine?

Herbal Medicine is the study of the medicinal qualities of plants & their practical applications to heal the symptoms and cause of disease.

Ancient & indigenous cultures maintain a close connection with medicinal herbs.

Ayurveda, more than 5000 years old, is the oldest system of Herbal Medicine, utilized plant medicines, diet & natural therapies.

Medical medicines are based on the medicinal properties of plants, including anti-inflammatory drugs, fever reducers & pain killers.

Penicillin, used to heal bacterial infections, was discovered by herbalists long before Alexander Fleming took credit for antibiotics.

Corporate drug companies focus on chemical properties of recognized active ingredients of plants.

Synthesized drugs extract a heavy price on personal health and the health of the planet.

Plants are chemically complex and scientists cannot reproduce their holistic actions.

Increasing numbers choose natural plant medicines, healing diets & simple home treatments and take responsibility for their own health.

Master Herbalist Diploma includes:

  • Herbal Medicine Online Course – 12 Lessons
  • Self Healing Module – 3 month program: consultation, mentoring, Herbal Nutrient formulas, Flower Essences, Healing Diets, Naturopathy treatments
  • Herbal Medicine Levels I, II & III A & B –  School Calendar for SNM USA classes in Boulder, Colorado
  • Healing Diets I & II
  • Essential Oils I & II
  • Flower Essences I & II
  • Naturopathy I & II
  • Iridology I & II
  • Clinical Training

Herbal Medicine Online Certification Course includes:

  • Personal mentoring with Farida Sharan ND or Bonny Casel Melendy ND
  • Herbs of Grace – Becoming Independently Healthy – Farida Sharan
  • Creative Menopause – Illuminating Women’s Health & Spirituality – Farida Sharan
  • The Old Man & His Soul– Farida Sharan
  • Iridology – A Complete Guide – Revised Edition 2014 – Farida Sharan
  • 5 DVD’s Elements of Life – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether – with Farida Sharan ND

Master Herbalist Diploma Graduates receive the Master Herbalist Diploma

Herbal Medicine Online Course Topics

Master Herbalist Diploma Online Course Lessons include:

  • History and Philosophy of Herbal Medicine
  • Herbal Medicine in ancient & traditional societies
  • Chemistry of Herbal Medicine
  • Climate, soil, active principles
  • Collecting, harvesting, storage of herbs
  • Extraction methods of herbs
  • Food as Medicine
  • Food as Poison
  • Food addictions
  • Affects of diet, coffee, alcohol, drugs, addictions on health
  • Self-Healing
  • Creating Herbal Nutrient formulas
  • Prescription symbols
  • Herbal Pharmacy terminology
  • Contra-Indications
  • Materia Medica – approximately 100 Herbs defined in Categories: action, active ingredients, activity, applications, aromatherapy, astrology, Ayurveda, cautions, contraindications, chakras, elements, emotions, Chinese medicine, combinations, cultivation, dosage, energetics, flower essences, formulas, habitat, history, homeopathy, meridians, organs, names, nutrients, part used, personality, plant description, research, spiritual properties, substitutions, systems, taste, tissues, wildcrafting, and preparation.
  • Body Systems & Herbal Medicine
  • Anatomy & Physiology is taught by body system & integrated throughout the course
  • Holistic perceptions
  • Body/Mind/Spirit
  • Vitamins & Minerals for body organs, systems and glands
  • Botany
  • Naming & identifying plants
  • Collecting & preparing herbarium specimens
  • Plant classification appendix
  • Pharmacy & Dispensary
  • Setting up an Herbal Pharmacy
  • Dosage
  • Methods of herbal applications
  • First Aid Treatments
  • Acute conditions & symptoms
  • Chronic conditions & symptoms
  • Fomentations
  • Infusions
  • Ointments
  • Ovules
  • Pill making
  • Poultices
  • Smoking – alternative Herbal blends
  • Syrups
  • Tinctures
  • Iatrogenic drug induced disease
  • Herbs &Healing

Master Herbalist Course includes:

  • Personal mentoring with Farida Sharan ND or Bonny Casel Melendy ND
  • Herbs of Grace – Becoming Independently Healthy – Farida Sharan
  • Creative Menopause – Illuminating Women’s Health & Spirituality – Farida Sharan
  • The Old Man & His Soul– Farida Sharan
  • Iridology – A Complete Guide – Revised Edition 2014 – Farida Sharan
  • 5 DVD’s Elements of Life – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether – with Farida Sharan ND

Master Herbalist Diploma Herbal Medicine Course Class Topics

Master Herbalist Diploma Classes focus on hands-on training in the School of Natural Medicine Herbs of Grace Herbal Pharmacy/Dispensary. Subjects include wildcrafting, supplement and body system study, treatments, plant recognition and vibrational medicine. Students experience the varied ways plants are used for healing: tinctures, salves, poultices, treatments, foot baths, herbal formula creation, healing diets, flower essences and essential oils. Product creation, clinical practice, consultation skills, business skills, healing programs, Pharmacy and Dispensary skills and more build confidence to assist students to achieve success.

Course Fees and Options

Master Herbalist Diploma Class Modules are reserved with $150 deposit. Tuition balance & any Lab Fees are due at registration on the first day of class.

Students begin with Online Courses, Class Modules, or both at the same time.

Students progress at their own pace, as time and finances allow.

Students may enroll & begin any Online Course or Courses at any time.

Students are welcome to take classes or progress toward the diploma, as they wish.

The Master Herbalist Diploma is a requirement for the Naturopath Diploma

Master Herbalist Diploma Online Course – click on SNM USA on Contact US page

Master Herbalist Diploma School Calendar – Click on current School Calendar for full details of dates, tuition, lab fee and hours.

Master Herbalist Diploma Self Healing Module – $1150 + mailing

Master Herbalist Diploma Class Tuition – $800 + Lab Fee for each Class Level of 20 hours – see School Calendar

  • Herbal Medicine Immersion - Level I, II, III – 60 hours – $2400 + Lab Fee
  • Herbal Medicine Class Levels I & II & III – $800 + Lab Fee for each level
  • Essential Oils I & II  – $800 + Lab Fee for each level
  • Naturopathy I & II   – $800 + Lab Fee for each level
  • Healing Diets I & II  – $800 + Lab Fee for each level
  • Flower Essence I & II  – $800 + Lab Fee for each level
  • Iridology I & II  – $800 + Lab Fee for each level
  • Clinical Training   – $800 + Lab Fee

How Do I Enroll?

Master Herbalist Diploma Enrollment Exploration

Browse this website & the School News Blog

Check out Accreditation Page

Complete the Contact Us Form. We respond promptly with Application Forms & up-to-date information.

Telephone 720-746-9961 weekday mornings to talk in person and/or set a time to visit the school.

All enrollment is through personal conversation, questions and answers, and a living connection.

Students create a unique study plan that suits their circumstances.

Select Class Modules and/or Online Courses with School of Natural Medicine USA, Boulder, Colorado .

Master Herbalist Diploma Course or Online Course(s) Enrollment Instructions

  • Complete the appropriate Application Form with your choices
  • Scan a copy of a photo ID & attach to your application
  • Email a personal photograph of yourself & attached to the application.
  • Email or mail the application, ID & personal photograph, or visit the school in person to enroll!
  • Tell us why you wish to study Herbal Medicine, your studies, experience & goals & include with your application.

Once your application is approved and payment completed, your study materials are sent to you.

Welcome to Herbal Medicine studies!

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