“Your Home for Learning about Healing Herbs”
The training, guidance, support, and resources you need to be a confident herbalist.
“How you learn about herbal medicine
& not feel overwhelmed...”

Maya was set on a goal: to enhance her family’s health through the use of herbal remedies. To get started, she bought books, subscribed to relevant YouTube channels, and joined various social media groups.

Despite her efforts, the sheer volume of information she encountered soon became overwhelming. The questions mounted: which sources were reliable? Where should she start?

From my three decades of experience training individuals like Maya, I’ve deduced three essential elements needed to effectively learn herbal medicine.

HerbMentor is your comprehensive solution – providing the guidance, community, training, and resources you need to become a confident home herbalist. Since 2007, HerbMentor has been instrumental in helping thousands of people lead healthier lives through dependable knowledge of herbal remedies.

Your herbal journey begins with a simple spark of curiosity…

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Explore the Art of Herbalism with
Our Comprehensive Course Library

HerbMentor is a complete online herb school. It can also be a wonderful complement to any herbal program you’re already part of. HerbMentor’s core curriculum encompasses a broad range of skills from medicine making and wildcrafting to gardening and botany.

The HerbMentor Course Library inspires you to follow your passion and choose the path that interests you the most..

Newer to herbs or want to learn a core skill?
Swipe through our core trainings...
Remedy making, harvesting wild plants, plant identification, herb gardening, and learning the medicine that grows in your backyard...

When you get into herbs, you realize there are a lot of skills to learn. On HerbMentor, you can take time to integrate these skills as there are no deadlines.

You’ll soon be making tincture with roots that you dig up in your own garden or syrup with berries that you gather on the trail.

Ready to dig deeper with world-renowned herbalists?
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Get Access to our entire Herbal Courses Library!

HerbMentor’s simple courses cover food as medicine, herb energetics, natural remedies for stress, staying healthy with the seasons, and more. You can listen while you garden or watch while you have a few extra minutes in your busy day.

Our courses, plant walks, class videos, in-depth interviews, and huge remedy database bring you the world’s most beloved herbalists. Learn from Rosemary Gladstar, jim mcdonald, Rosalee de la Forêt, Thomas Easley, K.P. Khalsa, 7Song and many more knowledgeable teachers.

Foundational Courses

Are You New to Herbs?

Getting Started with Herbs is the perfect place to begin. 3 simple lessons that help you explore, identify, and make a remedy with an herb.

Harvest Wild Plants

Wildcrafter’s Toolkit gives you practical information on how to gather and process the medicinal plants that grow around you.

Plant a Garden

Cultivating Wellness takes a permaculture approach to designing, planning, building, and growing your own medicine.

What Herbs Grow Around You?

Learning Your Plants teaches you exactly what medicinal plants and trees grow in YOUR bioregion. Gain the skills to ID plants anywhere.

Learn from Rosemary Gladstar

Rosemary’s Remedies is a video collection of 23 of Rosemary Gladstar's most beloved and classic remedies and recipes.

Make Your Own Remedies

Herbal Basics covers 18 remedy skills, from tinctures and oils to decoctions and salves. Make your own home first aid kit.

Whether you’re dipping your toes into the world of herbs for the first time or you’re a seasoned herbalist, our simple courses will deepen your wisdom and sharpen your skills.

Discover the healing power of food as medicine, the dynamics of herb energetics, effective natural stress relief strategies, the importance of seasonal wellness, the essentials of first aid, and the specific benefits of herbs for each body system. Delve into the rich tapestry of folk medicine through our ever-growing list of short courses. Plus, you’ll even impress your friends with delicious botanical cocktails and mocktails. 🍹

Many of our courses can be listened to like podcasts. Some are video courses that take you deep into specialized skills. They are all designed for your busy lifestyle. Just take it little by little…

courses for everyone

Understanding Our Bodies & The Herbs That Make Them Healthy

Thomas Easley’s Radicle Herbal is a ten-part series that dives into human physiology through an herbal lens.

Herbal Cocktails & Mocktails for Everyone

In Botanical Mixology, Emily Han shows you how to create exquisite craft cocktails and mocktails with an herbal twist.

Herb First Aid with 7Song

Herb First Aid is an in-depth course by 7Song that demonstrates herbs and therapies for first aid situations.

Using Herbs for Holistic Healing

In Five Phases, Larken Bunce shows you the basics of East Asian medicine and how it can help you stay healthy with the seasons.

Solutions for Stress & Inflammation

Relax, with K.P. Khalsa, is a five-part series that digs deep into what causes the most common stress-related illnesses.

Energetics in Western Herbalism

In Foundational Herbcraft, jim mcdonald lays the herbal groundwork in this series about understanding herbal actions and energetics.

Culinary Herbalism

Culinary Herbalism, with K.P. Khalsa is a video series that teaches you the healing qualities of food. Includes recipes.

Healthy Eating & Healing with Food

In Food as Medicine you will learn how herbs are used every day to keep you healthy and not just for when you get sick.

Simple Home Medicine Making

In Folk Medicine: Changing the Narrative, Shereel Washington digs into her cultural roots to discover the simplicity of making medicine.

Our extensive Resource Library offers a rich collection of plant walks, class videos, and in-depth interviews, granting you access to wisdom from renowned herbalists such as Rosemary Gladstar, jim mcdonald, Rosalee de la Forêt, Thomas Easley, K.P. Khalsa, 7Song, Shereel Washington, David Hoffmann, Brigitte Mars, Matthew Wood, Michael Tierra, and many more! Explore this treasure trove of herbal knowledge and connect with the insights of leading experts in the field…

Learn to Think Like an Herbalist

In Herbs in Practice, Rosalee de la Forêt reveals a more holistic approach to healing for chronic health situations.

Over 200 Video Plant Walks!

A few of the spots you'll visit are Rosemary Gladstar's Garden, 7Song's Meadow, France with Rosalee, the woods with jim mcdonald, and Bastyr's garden with Margi Flint.

58 Episodes of HerbTV Classic

Our most treasured herbalists teach herbal actions, first aid, family health, energetics, Chinese herbs, mushrooms, skin health, remedies for children and much more.

Learn at your own pace with HerbMentor. Whether you’re tuning in from your garden or squeezing in a lesson during a quick break, our platform is designed to support your unique lifestyle.

With HerbMentor, the entire world of herbalism is just a click away, offering you the opportunity to transform your health and deepen your connection with nature.

Herbal Information You Can Trust
Say you want to learn about dandelions...

Our Plant Profile Monographs are more in-depth than many books. For example, after reading about dandelion, a simple search on LearningHerbs will bring up recipes like dandelion pesto, lemonade, fritters, cookies, or chai.

20 years of well-researched plant monographs and references make HerbMentor and LearningHerbs the most complete and well-curated herbal education sites. We’ve even won awards!

Need help?
Can you imagine learning something you’re passionate about without having any help?

Anytime you have a question about an herb, a plant you found on a hike, or are wondering the best way to to make calendula oil, just ask. Set goals, share wins, and learn by helping others. Best of all, you keep continued access to your community.

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Use the HerbMentor App to
identify any plant while in the field.
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Our member map makes sure you
never feel lost, overwhelmed or stuck.
Stories From Our Community
Since 2007, HerbMentor has transformed the lives of many budding herbalists.

We wanted to hear their incredible stories, so we hit the road…

Since 2007, HerbMentor has transformed the lives of many budding herbalists.

We wanted to hear their incredible stories, so we hit the road…

Is HerbMentor for you?
Everyone is Welcome on HerbMentor!

If you’re a beginner, we’ll give you the perfect framework to start your adventure.

If you are a little further down the path or even enrolled in a program, we’ll help you get the most out of HerbMentor.

HerbMentor is our membership site that provides a safe and inclusive learning environment for everyone.

My herbal apprenticeship cost me thousands of dollars a year, and that was back in 1999.

HerbMentor costs less per month than premium video streaming services… for quality courses, reliable references, and a supportive community.

Since you can try HerbMentor for $1, why not check it out?

HerbMentor works on desktop and mobile devices. We even have an app that’s exclusive to members.

Leave behind the endless browser bookmarks and join us on HerbMentor, your new home for herbal education.

See you in our community!

a lightning strike in the dark
John Gallagher
LearningHerbs co-founder and creator of HerbMentor

PS- We want to support your dream of being a home herbalist, clinician, business owner, or whatever is down your herbal path. HerbMentor is fully customizable to your experience level and perfect for new learners. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes. HerbMentor offers a foundational skill set found in most comprehensive herbal programs, including medicine making, gardening, wildcrafting, first aid, and botany for herbalists, among others. What sets us apart is the flexibility to learn at your own pace at the fraction of the price.

Absolutely. While HerbMentor covers foundational courses common to most programs, we also offer exclusive content, such as podcast-style courses with world-renowned herbalists. Learn from herbalists like Rosemary Gladstar, Thomas Easley, Rosalee de la Forêt, jim mcdonald, K.P. Khalsa, and many others. These unique offerings, alongside our plant profile monographs, HerbTV episodes, and other resources, are designed to complement and enhance any herbal studies you’re currently engaged in. Additionally, participating in our Community by helping others can be a profound learning experience, as teaching is one of the best ways to learn.

While HerbMentor provides a comprehensive toolkit for learning home herbalism, we encourage exploration and further study with an herbalist you resonate with deeply. HerbMentor serves as an excellent platform for discovering potential mentors. Whether you’re looking to gain a basic understanding or dive deep into herbalism, we’re here to support you in finding your unique herbal path.

HerbMentor caters to all levels of interest and expertise. We offer a clear path for beginners, as well as advanced courses and resources for those with more experience. For seasoned herbalists, contributing to our Community by sharing your knowledge is a valuable way to gain teaching experience.
HerbMentor does not offer certificates of completion. The platform is designed to provide a personalized learning experience, allowing you to explore at your leisure or immerse yourself fully in daily learning. Our pricing model is designed to offer incredible value, especially for those who make HerbMentor a part of their daily learning routine. For those seeking formal certification, we recommend supplementing your studies with a certificate program while using HerbMentor to broaden your knowledge.

HerbMentor has over 15 courses ranging from basic skills like medicine making and plant identification to more specialized topics like food as medicine, herbal energetics, and first aid. Additionally, we offer 65 HerbTV episodes featuring esteemed herbalists such as David Hoffmann, Brigitte Mars, Rosemary Gladstar, and Matthew Wood. With over 100 well-researched Plant Profile Monographs and a suite of multimedia resources, HerbMentor is your go-to for trustworthy herbal education. Our mobile app even includes a Plant ID Tool for on-the-go plant identification. Plus, our Community forum is the longest-running herbal forum on the internet, providing a space for questions, sharing, and support.

Unlike traditional herbal programs with fixed start and end dates, we view herbal education as a continuous, lifelong journey. HerbMentor provides all necessary courses, resources, and a vibrant community to facilitate learning at your own pace, integrating herbalism into your lifestyle. Moreover, whereas access to instructors typically ends with the course in other programs, HerbMentor offers ongoing engagement with our Community. Active members get continued access to everything.

Yes. HerbMentor is fully accessible via computer and through our mobile app for iOS and Android devices. After joining, simply download the HerbMentor app from your app store and log in with your website credentials to start learning on the go.

Not at all! The Plant Identification Tool is included in your membership. Simply use the mobile app, navigate to the Plant ID Tool, point your phone at a plant, and get instant identification. This feature alone offers as much value as many stand-alone identification apps, but at no extra charge with HerbMentor.

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HerbMentor hosts many courses including Getting Started with Herbs, Herbal Basics, Wildcrafter’s Toolkit & Cultivating Wellness… our Community Forum… Plant Walks, Exclusive Herbal Monographs and more.

This site hosts Apothecary, Herb Fairies, the Herbal Remedy Kit videos, Herbal Cold Care and Taste of Herbs.