Dr. Sebi has no formal qualifications in herbalism and has educated himself solely through self-education and guidance from his grandmother, explains Dr. Sebi's Cell Food website. His health problems motivated him to look for alternative treatments, leading him to create the USHA Research Institute. Some countries don't regulate the herbalism field or have formal education requirements, states the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Sebi also did not attend school as a child and instead spent much of his time in nature, which interested him in his surroundings, states Dr. Sebi's Cell Food website. He traveled to the United States and Mexico as an adult and eventually was inspired by a Mexican herbalist. He later went to Honduras to start his research institute and a healing village.