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Herbs for Everyday Living


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Herbal Medicine Short Course

This Short Course in herbal medicine is an introduction to western herbal medicine and naturopathic tradition. Students will get an understanding of the most common and powerful everyday herbs to use as medicines and foods.

Herbs can be used in the kitchen as food and to promote the self-healing mechanism of the body. The course provides an understanding of how everyday herbs can support the health of the whole family and aims to make herbs accessible and uncomplicated.

This Herbal Short course teaches you:

  • How to use herbs safely for common complaints, such as digestive issues, headache, common cold, low mood and energy.

  • How to detoxify and cleanse with herbs and nutrition.

  • What kitchen herbs boost the immunity, aid the prevention of disease and maintain health.

  • How to grow herbs, forage them and make your own herbal first aid kit.

Improve your health with common herbs


About the Course

CNM’s online Herbal Short Course is designed to teach how to use herbs to address daily ailments. It provides a deep understanding of commonly used medicinal herbs and their application. There are lots of examples and recipes on how to make home-made herbal syrups, teas and decoctions.

Consisting of 12 in-depth lectures, Herbs for Everyday Living is created for anybody who wants to learn about the power of everyday herbs. The Online course can be conveniently completed from home in 60 hours.

About the lecturers

Jill Davies

Qualifications:HNH, Ph.D., FAMH. Qualified Herbalist and Naturopath.

Background: Jill originally trained at R.H.S. Wisley and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Then she qualified in herbal medicine in the UK and natural healing and herbal medicine in America, where she did her doctorate.
She periodically teaches Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine at the CNM, and is co-director of Herbs Hands Healing. She has written 14 books, most of which are now available as a free download.

Lorna Driver-Davies

Qualifications:BA (Hons), HD, DHNP. Fully-qualified Holistic Nutritional Practitioner and Herbalist.

Background: Lorna is very much influenced by her family history of natural practitioners (she is the daughter of the well-known medical herbalist Jill Davies and the great-great-granddaughter of an apothecary) and has been surrounded by good nutrition, naturopathy and herbal medicine since birth. Her childhood and teens gave her the foundation of understanding that healthy food and medicinal plants can have an amazingly optimising effect on our mind and body and this has given her the passion and drive to help others today.

Embark on your herbal journey


What our students say

“I am thrilled to study Herbs for Everyday Living”

One of my clients was experiencing terrible symptoms associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). After learning about the therapeutic benefits of Dong Quai (Female gingseng) and how it can help with hormonal balance and menstrual irregularities, I recommended it to my client. After a month of using Dong Quai, her symptoms greatly improved. I’m thrilled to be studying the Herbs for Everyday Living course and I’m looking forward to learning more!

Nergis Savas

“Loved the authentic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic delivery by Lorna and Jill – great content and wisdom passed on.”

Louisa C

“We’ve covered a wide range of herbs! Really opened my eyes to how easy it is to incorporate healthy living practices into everyday life.”

Kate C

“We’ve covered a wide range of herbs! Really opened my eyes to how easy it is to incorporate healthy living practices into everyday life.”

Kate C

“Lorna and Jill are both gifted teachers. I loved learning about the different cleanses and herbs!”

Emma M-C

” Excellent teachers and knowledge learned considered this is just a Short Course!”

Jose G

“I’ve enjoyed discovering the many uses of each herb and how they relate to different parts of the body. Thank you for a very informative course!”

Felicity P

“So informative and engaging. I will miss this course!”

Anita N

Take control of your health

This course gives you the knowledge and confidence to use herbs to address common illnesses and complaints on a daily basis.

Who should take this course?

As an introductory level course, we welcome anyone with an interest in herbs and plants, whether a long-term passion, or a new curiosity.

There are no prerequisites to study.


CNM Certificate in Herbs for Everyday Living

What you will learn:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the therapeutic qualities of kitchen herbs.
  • Recipe demonstrations: How to make your own herbal preparations.
  • Learn how to make your own herbal first-aid kit.
  • Use herbs to optimise energy, sleep and mood.
  • Herbal remedies for common illnesses and ailments.
  • Detoxification and safe cleansing for vital organs and systems.
  • Herbs for women’s health and fertility.
  • Build your own reference library on common herbs and their safe usage.


Continuous Professional Development (CPD): This course is worth 60 CPD points awarded by the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP).

Study Online

  • Study in your own time.
  • Study from anywhere in the world.
  • Includes 12 in-depth video lectures with one of CNM’s highly qualified lecturers.
  • A special video feature: The CNM Herbal Walk with Herbalist and CNM Course Director Peter Jackson-Main.


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