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Herbal Medicine Training in South Carolina - SC

How to Become an Herbalist in South Carolina

In a March 2010 an article by MSNBC reported on the many uses of cayenne peppers, “The latest research indicates that the sizzling spice may also assist in weight control.” This is just one of many possible health benefits of herbs. This may be good news since South Carolina ranks number 11 in obesity (22% among adults alone) across the United States according to statemster.com. As an up-and-coming health career, the herbalist will likely play a role in helping to solve South Carolina’s obesity issue, as well as other health related problems. Formal herbalist training in South Carolina prepares you to understand how herbs can be used to treat and prevent disease and improve a patients overall health.

Training to become an herbalist can take on many forms. Some students opt to complete one of several certification programs available around the state, or from online schools and training facilities. Other students who wish to obtain a more professional level will choose a related integrative health care field degree such as acupuncture or naturopathic medicine.  Herbal medicine training in South Carolina will continue to evolve as more research is committed to natural approaches to health and wellness. One good resource for keeping up with changes in the field is the North Eastern Herbal Association.


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