This course is underwritten by The African National Healers Association

You access this course online. There is no set time limit to complete the course. If you devote a few hours every week to your studies, you should be able to complete it in one year.


The goal of this course is to gain basic knowledge about herbs.

Until 30 April 2021, we're offering you a 15% reduction on the Medicinal Herbs Basic course.

To assist you further in your studies you can also choose to pay per module R1390.00. As you complete a module you pay for the next one. We're doing this to help you become a Certified Herbalist - at a much lower price.


To register for this course at 15% off (Was R 7000,00 Now R 6950.00) Contact Dr. P Smit at drpetrosmit@gmail.com.


When the offer expires, the course will go back to the normal price.

There are no printed materials, so you save money.


No previous qualifications necessary

Course fee: R 7000.00 Now R 6950.00 for a limited period of time

Contents of the certificate course in medicinal herbs (Maximum 1 year)
Module 1
  • Where herbs began

  • Short history of the documentation of herbs

  • History of South African herbs

  • What are herbs?

  • Work assignment 1

Module 2
  • Doctrine of signatures

  • Botanical classification

  • Plant anatomy and identification

  • Growing herbs

  • Work assignment 2

Module 3
  • Functions of herbs

  • Active constituents

  • Actions of herbs

  • Medicinal herbs – plant parts used

  • Work assignment 3

Module 4
  • Preparations of medicinal herbs

  • Route of administration

  • Harvesting and drying herbs

  • Using herbs safely

  • Work assignment 4

Module 5
  •  Indigenous medicinal herbs

Portfolio - Herb file

At the completion of the certificate 1 course, the student will have a herb file with 50 researched herbs as a reference guide for future use.