The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists




I have been drawn to herbs for many years. Way back  20+ years ago when I was newly married and we had little babies, we lived in an 800 square foot townhouse. I had only a few square feet to plant anything next to the steps, but I remember going to the farmers market and picking out flowers and herbs. I didn’t know how to use herbs at all back then, except for a few culinary herbs like thyme and oregano, but I liked having them around me. Back then I didn’t have the internet to look them up, but I bought the book, Growing Herbs. That was it. I dreamed of one day have an herb garden and maybe even selling plants like the book suggested. I’ve never gotten much past the basics of herb growing until this year. More on that another time.


About two years ago I decided to learn more about herbs and their uses for health and healing. Herbs are so amazing in their abilities to help the body heal itself. I never realized how much there is to learn, though! So I began watching videos, listening to podcasts and reading everything I could about herbs. There is so much we can learn on the internet for free these days and that is how I began my education. I have compiled a list for you of great mentors for learning about medicinal herbs. There are online herb courses that are great, too, if you’re ready to begin investing in your herbal education. Many of the Herbal Schools and Herbal Websites with paid courses also offer free info on their sites. Also, sites that sell herbal products also have free information.

Free Herbal Education online


Susun Weed’s Videos are a great place to start.  I have created a playlist for them on my Youtube channel.

She has a weekly internet radio show every Tuesday evening on Blogtalk Radio. She usually features a guest and takes call-in questions. You can listen to it here. There is also a separate page with a list of all the shows with summaries at Wise Woman Radio. You can also find her on iTunes.

She also has lots of videos posted from a former internet radio show called The Susun Weed Show. I’ve made a playlist of them here.


Jim McDonald on his site Herbcraft. He does great herb walks. He has both articles and videos on his site.


Learning Herbs,   Learning Herbs HerbMentor Podcast   Great for learning family herbalism and herbalism for beginners.

HerbMentor is a great resource from Learning Herbs for a monthly fee. You can check out their free articles first here.

Rosalee de la Foret offers easy to understand teaching about herbs at her site Herbal Remedies Advice.  She’s also the education director at Learning Herbs / Herb Mentor.


The Practical Herbalist — Real Herbalism Radio Podcast

The Practical Herbalist has a lot of good information for free on their site including an herbal library, herbal encyclopedia, and their blog.


Mountain Rose Herbs Blog with lots of information and recipes for using their products and Mountain Rose Herbs Podcasts of their Free Herbalism Podcast


Bulk Herbs blog   Speciality in Family Herbalism and herbs for pregnancy.


Rosemary Gladstar free herbal teachings at Sage Mountain


Strictly Medicinal with Richo Cech — This is brand new, starting today. His online Materia Medica daily videos.


Chestnut School of Herbs blog


Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine blog


Herb TV on youtube. Lots of videos from top herbalists.


Bulk Apothecary


I hope you enjoy learning about herbs as much as I do. Let us know if you know of more free herbal resources in the comments.


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  • School of Evolutionary Herbalism out of Oregon has AMAZING free videos. I have learned so much from them about specific herbs but also how to use herbs in a holistic vs. allopathic way as well as the Western Alchecomcal Traditions, interweaving astrology into an herbalism practice. Super duper cool.

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