Herbal medicine is the oldest system of medicine worldwide, and is also the most popular. Increasingly, the public are seeking an alternative to models which clearly do not work for them. Many go to a health store looking for that “natural alternative”, but that is not how herbal medicine works. A herbalist has many herbs at their disposal for any particular disease but they will choose the right herb for an individual based on their constitution not their symptoms. Every remedy is tailor made, and this is the art of herbal medicine.

As well as thousands of years of tried and tested remedies, the professional herbalist also engages with modern research paradigms but is not limited by them. Many sponsored websites try to downplay the growing evidence body for herbal medicine, either because they haven’t looked, or don’t want you to! Using clinical evidence can inform herbal practice, as can an understanding of phytochemistry, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. This is the science of herbal medicine.

Yet herbal medicine also weaves itself into ancient tribal cultures, revealing that herbal medicine is also a way of life that is much needed in these unprecedented times.

Studying herbal medicine is a life-changing experience for students who go on to help and care for their communities guiding them in the ways of natural help. It is a great calling in life to care for others.

Excelsior are offering a 4-year accredited training course. If you are interested sign up now for our Open Day on the 20th November. Click on the link for further info and application forms.

Herbal Apprenticeship