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17 Best Herb and Herbalism Courses and Books for Beginners [and Pros!]

In 2020, people in the United States spent over $10 billion on herbal dietary supplements. That’s an incredible figure considering you can easily make many herbal remedies yourself, in the comfort of your own home, and you’ll know exactly what goes into it!

And, then consider that this figure only included supplements where the particular herb was the primary ingredient and didn’t include things like herbal teas or herbal drug ingredients in over-the-counter medicines!

It makes a strong case for starting a herbal business of your own though, which would make the perfect side hustle for homesteaders, or even a full-time income.

Perhaps not surprisingly, considering its recent increase in popularity for boosting your immune system, Elderberry came out on top, with sales over $275 million.

Ashwagandha root and apple cider vinegar both saw a big increase in sales growth, and I extend my congratulations to the Chaga mushroom, which made its first appearance in the top 40!

If you would like to make your own herbal products and remedies, I have some excellent resources for you. You’ll find a table of contents below which splits the resources up into courses and books so you can choose the medium that suits you best.

Enjoy your herbal journey and tell us about it in the comments, we’re in this together!

The Best Online Herbalism Courses for Beginners

1. Introductory Herbal Course by The Herbal Academy

Top Pick
Introductory Herbal Course – The Herbal Academy
From $49.50/month
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2. Making Herbal Preparations 101

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Making Herbal Preparations 101 Mini Course – The Herbal Academy
$47
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3. The Family Herbalist Package

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4. The Craft of Herbal Fermentation

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The Craft of Herbal Fermentation – The Herbal Academy
$119
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5. Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management

Stress Buster
Herbal Self Care for Stress Management Course by The Herbal Academy
$129
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6. Herbalism for Kids [Online Nature Camp]

Favorite for Kids
Herbalism for Kids (Online Nature Camp)
$29 (or $39 family pass)
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7. The Foraging Course by The Herbal Academy

8. The Mushroom Course

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The Mushroom Course by The Herbal Academy
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The Best Herb Books for Beginners

9. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine [550 Herbs]

Favorite Book
Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: 550 Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments
$40.00 $22.34
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10. Rosemary Gladstar’s Beginner’s Guide to Medicinal Herbs

Excellent Book
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide
$14.95 $12.39
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10/01/2022 08:08 am GMT

11. The Green Witch: Complete Guide to Natural Magic

Absolute Must-Have!
The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More
$17.99 $12.69
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10/01/2022 09:18 am GMT

12. Herbal Medicine for Beginners

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Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Your Guide to Healing Common Ailments with 35 Medicinal Herbs
$15.99 $9.99
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13. Fire Cider!

Fire Cider!: 101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made With Apple Cider Vinegar
$16.95 $9.69
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10/01/2022 07:38 am GMT

Herbal Starter Kits

14. DIY Fire Cider Kit

DIY Fire Cider Tonic Kit - Brewing Bag With Herbs and Spices [Makes 32 Ounces]
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15. DIY Elderberry Syrup Kit

Organic Elderberry Syrup Kit - Makes 24oz of Syrup [Free Brew Bag]
$19.95 ($0.83 / Fl Oz)
Amazon
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10/01/2022 05:28 am GMT

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