Study our herbalist course online at your own pace.

Discover the incredible benefits of herbal medicine and gain superior knowledge in all areas of alternative health training and herbal healing. We proudly offer 12 fulfilling lessons in our online herbal medicine course to ensure we cover all areas and leave you with the skills and knowledge you need to be an informed herbalist.

Why Study Herbal Medicine with ASOHM? 

At the Australian School of Herbal Medicine, you will learn about the age-old benefits of alternative medicines and how herbal remedies can vastly improve your overall well-being. 

Our course also explores how natural medicine can assist in healing ailments or pains which you may have been suffering from for a very long time.

Prepared and conducted under the supervision of natural herbs and alternative medicine expert Hilde Hemmes and her team, our online herbal medicine course is the perfect learning experience to begin your herbalism journey or further expand your knowledge and expertise. 

Course outline of the 12 herbal medicine lessons:

Lesson 1 — Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine

It is estimated that more than 80% of the population in the world’s developing nations rely almost exclusively upon herbs for their wellbeing. Learn about the fundamentals western herbal medicine and herbal healing, including the identification, growing, collection and drying of herbs.

Lesson 2 — Health and Disease

Learn about the different philosophies and concepts of health and disease throughout the ages and how they led up to the modern medicine of today. In this lesson, we explore the human body as a complex mechanism including cellular, biochemical processes.

Lesson 3 — Gastro-Intestinal System

Why is digestion important for breaking down food into nutrients? How does the body use it for energy, growth and cell repair? Where and how do we obtain nutrients? Find out about over -activity and under-activity of the digestive system, diseases in the gastro-intestinal system and relevant herbal treatments.

Lesson 4 — Urinary System and Skin

Find out more about both the urinary system and skin, as well as the herbal treatments for common disorders for both. In this lesson we investigate the other major role that kidneys play in regulating substances in the blood, alongside why the skin is considered an organ of elimination.

Lesson 5 — Respiratory System

Oxygen is the most important nutrient for the body. Take this lesson to find out more about what happens when oxygen enters the respiratory system, what organs belong to the respiratory system, along with their corresponding functions. Learn more about how the respiratory system works and the most beneficial herbs for respiratory health.

Lesson 6 — Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

The cardiovascular system, including the lymphatic system, has many functions and can even play a vital role in the defence of the body against hostile micro-organisms. In this lesson, you will learn how to maintain a healthy heart and blood vessels, the importance of lifestyle, diet and exercise, as well as herbal remedies for the cardiovascular system.

Lesson 7 — Nervous System and Sensory Organs

Discover the importance of the nervous system, why it must never cease “communicating”, and what happens if it does. In this lesson we explore how and why the nervous system keeps us in touch with both internal and external environments, as well as the most healing and beneficial herbs for the nervous system and sensory organs.

Lesson 8 — Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

Did you know that there is a collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood? Any disturbances in this system may require herbal treatment using specific herbs. We discuss the major glands that make up the endocrine system, as well as the substances called hormones.

Lesson 9 — Musculo-Skeletal Systems and Skin Complaints

The human framework is a masterpiece of design and engineering, and its primary function is to support the body, allowing motion and protecting vital organs. After completing this lesson, you will have a greater understanding of how the musculo-skeletal system works and what it’s comprised of, as well as the recommended ways to heal common skin disorders using the application of herbs.

Lesson 10 — Pain, Symptoms, and Recovery

Find out how healthy skin and mucous membranes prevent absorption of microorganisms into the bloodstream. This lesson covers inflammation, infections, fever, immunity and pain, which is always an alarm indicating tissue damage. We explore the body’s various defence systems, as well as the corresponding beneficial herbal analgesics.

Lesson 11 — Acute and Chronic Disorders

In this lesson, acute and chronic disorders that affect the quality of life are covered. Prevention of most diseases involves the health of body, mind and spirit, as does the ability to recover. You’ll find out why only a few people die of old age in our culture and what factors can delay the ageing process.

Lesson 12 — Prevention and Cure


Our bodies have a remarkable ability to prevent and cure health issues. Chronic illnesses are an indication that the vital force can no longer restore balance to the body without certain changes, aided by dietary and herbal treatment, to cleanse the tissues and allow healing to occur. Learn how we can assist these adjustments by supplying adequate nutrients to the body and removing metabolic wastes.