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Master Herbalist Certification Program Sept 18


Become a Master Herbalist

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

Master Herbalist Certification Program

Special - $195.00 per level 

 Regular Price - $225.00 per level

Live Online or On Demand Online 

through Adobeconnect


Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 

 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions

Sept 18, Sun


All lecture classes can be taken Live Online or on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience. 

 Classes are from 10am to 3pm "Live-online" using Adobeconnect

Makeup classes are On Demand online using Adobeconnect upon request

Perfect for Massage Therapists, Nurses, Child Care Providers, Geriatric Care, and 

New Aspiring Nutritional Consultants!

Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD

Class Dates, 2022

Each level special $195

through Adobeconnect

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Master Herbalist Certification

Classes can be taken in any order. On demand or Live Online

through Adobeconnect

10 Levels Required Seen Below

Each Level is a one day class

MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions, Sept 18, Sun

MHC7 - Business procedures, Clinical, Oct 2, Sun

HNC2 – Principles of Nutrition, On Demand

HNC3 - Nutrition and Body Chemistry, On Demand

MHC1 – System Affinity/Terminology, On Demand

MHC2 – Treating Body Systems and Detoxification, On Demand

MHC3 – Eastern & Ayurvedic Herbs, On Demand

MHC4 – Phyto chemistry and Research, On Demand

MHC5 – Plant Identification/Harvesting, On Demand

MHC6 – Vit / Drug / Herb interactions,  On Demand

To register call 202-237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540

Master Herbalist Program

Herbal Medicine Level 1: System Affinity/Terminology

History and philosophy of Western Herbal medicine, medical, herbal and botanical terminology. Herbal sources and formulations, How to use herbal medicine safely, Benefits of compounding herbs, Holistic approach and Constitutional herbalism, Treating body systems-Respiratory system, Urinary system, Musculo-skeletal system, Skin, hair and nails, and Eyes and ears health. Completion of Holistic Health Care 3- exempt from this level

Herbal Medicine Level 2: Treating Body Systems and Detoxification

Treating body systems – Digestive system, Circulatory system, Nervous system, Respiratory system,. Food protocol to use when on a cleanse, In-depth study of detoxification to rid the body of pollutants. Detoxification protocol for candida albicans and other parasites

Completion of Holistic Health Care 2- exempt from this level

Herbal Medicine Level 3: : Introduction to Eastern Herbal Medicine

Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine &Tongue analysis. Student will learn the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the principles of using herbs. Learn how to analyze the tongue to determine imbalances.

Herbal Medicine Level 4: Phytochemistry/Research

Herbal phyto-chemistry of several most popular specific herbs

Herbal phyto-chemistry of tonic nervines.

Herbal treatments for diabetes, and arthritis

Herbal treatments for cancer, nervous disorders and digestive disorders.    

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.

Discuss the entire process of preparing herbal medicines at home. Discuss 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. Drugs that deplete the body’s essential nutrients. Herbs that help prescriptions work better, or reduce drug side effects.

Herb and drug contraindications.

Herbal Medicine Level 7: Business Procedures Jurisprudence & Clinical procedures

Student will learn the forms to use to interview the client. What questions to ask and how to determine what recommendations to make based on the client’s answers.

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.           

“Master Herbalist” certification is comprised of 7 Levels

Each Level is 5 contact hours which includes 2 to 3 hours of homework

The student will receive a certification after the completion of all 7 levels, completion of the ANHA take-home exam and completion of Holistic Nutrition Level 2 and 3.

Books Required for Master Herbalist Program

MHC1 - Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann

MHC2 - Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann, Healthy Healing by Linda Page

MHC3 - Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann, Planetary Herbology by Michael


MHC4 - Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann, Healthy Healing by Linda Page,

The Herbal Medicine – Maker’s Handbook by Green

MHC5 - Medical Herbalism by David HoffmannHealthy Healing by Linda Page

MHC6 - Medical Herbalism by David Hoffmann, Healthy Healing by Linda Page

MHC7 - Business Mastery by Sohnen-Moe

HNC2 - Prescription for Nutritional Healing - Fifth Edition - by Phyllis Balch,

Diet and Nutrition – by Rudolph Ballentine

HNC3 - Guide to Body Chemistry and Nutrition – by Bernard Jensen


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 

Questions for the Teacher
Dr jen
Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD, CHHCP
Certified Holistic Health Care Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy

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