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Learn Herbal Medicine or Become a Medical Herbalist!

Herbalist at work in dispensary

The Southern Institute of Medical Herbalism (SIMH) is an independent New Zealand herbal medicine education provider who are now offering in-depth online and blended learning courses in the art and science of herbal medicine. We welcome your interest into this fascinating world, look through our website and don’t hesitate to make contact with us if you have any questions or if you want to take things further! 

  • Keep working while you study & start as soon as you’re ready

  • Learn the ancient art & effective science of herbal medicine, nutrition & whole-person healing

  • Immersive learning journey; study herbal medicine in-depth but at your own pace

  • Tuition & mentoring from highly experienced herbal medicine practitioners & educators

SIMH Herbal Medicine Education

Medicinal herbs have always been an essential part of humanity’s collective journey.  Understanding how to use them wisely, and effectively, reconnects us with Nature and provides us with invaluable tools to assist ourselves and others on the way.

Herbal medicine courses from the Southern Institute of Medical Herbalism are presented and supported by a team of dedicated, long-term practicing medical herbalists and educators. They convey comprehensive, multi-platform, immersive experiences for the person with a true passion to learn the ancient art and effective science of herbal medicine.

The Certificate of Herbal Medicine is comprised of 100% distance learning using multi-platforms e.g. video, audio, text, experiential, so you can live anywhere and keep working while you study! Like all of our courses, it is a delicate balance of both theory and practical and our experienced tutors will guide you through our unique and useful herbal medicine and nutrition material. On its own it is ideal for the person who wants to help themselves, their family and their friends with safe, effective herbal medicines and other tried and true methods of natural healing.  Although it can be a stand-alone course, the Certificate of Herbal Medicine also comprises the first stage of the Diploma courses.

The Diploma in Medical Herbalism will give the student with a calling and a passion for this work an extensive knowledge of how to use and dispense medicinal herbs and, when needed, how to guide people in such vital areas as nutrition, exercise, hands-on diagnosis and treatment, and mind-body health matters.

The Diploma in Clinical Herbalism is a complementary ‘sister-course’ to the Diploma in Medical Herbalism. It requires the student to commit their time to come to immersive, experiential workshops in Christchurch, as well as to develop a large number of working ‘case-studies’ to better learn how to apply the work in a modern day clinical setting.

This work is broad and deep, all kinds of people with all kinds of problems come to a medical herbalist. The common ground is that they are not getting better by themselves and need the sure guidance of a person who knows how to work closely and safely with the healing power of Nature.

To learn more about SIMH herbal medicine education training visit our Structure page or click on the links below.

About You - herbal education
About Us - herbal medicine
Structure - 'herbal dispensary'
Dates and Fees - herbal medicine
Contact Us - herbal blend