Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Class Dates, 2021
Each level special $195
Master Herbalist Certification
Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online
MHC1 – Treating Body systems & Detoxification, Jul 11, Sat
MHC2 – Treating Body systems: Reproductive, Nervous, Immune and Circulatory, Jul 25, Sat
MHC3 – TCM & Ayurvedic Herbs, Aug 8, Sun
MHC4 – Phyto chemistry, Aug 22, Sun
MHC5 – Plant Identification, Sep 5, Sun
MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, Sep 19, Sun
MHC7 - Business procedures Clinical, Oct 3, Sun
HHC3- Aromatherapy & Herbal Medicine, TBA, Sat
HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, TBA, Sat
HNC5 -Meal Planning Guidelines, TBA, Sat
To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
Master Herbalist Program
Herbal Medicine Level 1: System Affinity and Terminology as related to herbs and essential oils. The study of history and philosophy of Western Herbal Medicine including medical, herbal, and botanical terminology. The student will learn how to use essential oils and herbal remedies safely. Ailments of the Digestive system, Circulatory system and Respiratory system will be discussed.
Herbal Medicine Level 2: Detoxification: In-depth study of detoxification to rid the body of pollutants, Candida albicans and parasites. System affinity of herbs continued.
Herbal Medicine Level 3: Phytochemistry/Research: The study of herbal phyto-chemistry of several most popular healing herbs, their uses, ratings, safety issues, dosage, and research behind the plant. Herbal treatments will be discussed for over several medical conditions including: cancer, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, and arthritis.
Herbal Medicine Level 4: Eastern Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine is the second-largest medical system in the world after Western Medicine. The student will learn how use Tongue Analysis and Hara Analysis. Ayurvedic Medicine, the traditional medical system of India, is the third largest medical system in the world. The study of these ancient methods of healing will help incorporate ancient knowledge to modern herbal medicine.
Herbal Medicine Level 5: Plant Identification/Harvesting: A detailed study of botany in relation to herbal medicine. Plant anatomy, identifying, cultivating and harvesting herbs. Students will learn how to make their own herbal remedies, including healing balms, lotions, teas, syrups, oils, tinctures, and more. Well also discuss the entire process of preparing herbal medicines at home, from methods of growing, gathering, and drying herbs, to different ways of extracting their vital essences. Students will be expected to send in a sample of a homemade remedy during their final grading.
Herbal Medicine Level 6: Vitamin/Drug/Herb Interaction - Students will learn how to avoid making mistakes when using natural supplements and common medications together. The A-Z guide will teach students which drugs can deplete the body's essential nutrients, which help prescriptions work better, or reduce drug side effects, and which herbs and drugs should never be taken together.
Herbal Medicine Level 7: Business Procedures Jurisprudence: Students will learn how to set up their own practice and how to avoid legal complications. Standard disclaimer forms will be presented, which should be used while practicing any aspect of herbal medicine.
Herbal Medicine Level 8: Case Studies practical consultation with five individuals, write up each case and document recommendations.
Completion of this program requires Holistic Nutrition Level I and II.
Books Required for Master Herbalist Program
Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann
Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra
The Herbal Medicine –Maker’s Handbook by Green
Business Mastery by Sohnen-Moe
Suggested but not required
How to be your own Herbal Pharmacist by Linda Rector Page
Prescription for Herbal Healing by Phyllis Balch
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health in Maryland.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland.
District of Columbia General Business Licensed with the following endorsements: Education Services, Apprenticeship Training,
Exam Preparation and Tutoring, Educational Support Services
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Approved by the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA) which is a peer review organization for professional natural health care training institutions.
Student review - "Dr. Jen did a fantastic job, she is a wise, intuitive healer with a vast knowledge and experience!" Melisa M. Miner
Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540