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MEDICINAL HERBS Course Online

Why Study this Medicinal Herbs Course?

If you’re interested in growing herbs that are used for medicinal purposes, search no more! This online medicinal herbs course tackles that and much more. This course will teach you everything you need to know about growing medicinal herbs, such as knowing the nutrients they need, the various types of medicinal herbs’ history, the different types of herbal remedies and how to prepare them, the way to differentiate medicinal herbs from poisonous plants, and more.

Online Learning Medicinal Herbs Course

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Learn to identify and administer herbs for medicinal purposes.
  • Please note: This course will not train you as a naturopath.

This course will provide you with a  great introduction to medicinal herbs.  This is a very down to earth and practical course that moves away from the romance and myths associated with herb growing – towards a more solid and scientific approach.

What you will study in this Medicinal Herbs Course

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Medicinal Herbs
    • Scope and Nature of Herbal Medicine
    • Being Cautious
    • Growing and Knowing Medicinal Herbs
    • Accurate Plant Naming
    • Pronouncing Plant Names
    • Finding Reliable Resources
  2. Culture of Medicinal Herbs
    • What is a Herb
    • Soils and Nutrition
    • Cultivation
    • Fertilizing Herbs
    • Compost, Mulch, Watering
    • Propagation
    • Pest and Disease
  3. History
    • Introduction
    • Hippocrates
    • Chinese Herbalists
    • Egyptian Influence
    • Greek Influences
    • The Dark Ages
    • German and English Herbals
    • Other Influences
  4. Main Medicinal Herbs
    • Introduction and Varieties to Grow
    • Production Plan
    • Improving Soil Fertility
    • Cover Crops and Legumes
    • Cultivation, Growing Methods, Compost
    • Growing and using Ginger
    • Garlic Culture
    • Echinacea Culture
  5. Herbal Remedies
    • Alternatives
    • Anthelmintic
    • Astringents
    • Bitter Tonics
    • Calmatives
    • Carminatives and Aromatics
    • Cathartics
    • Diaphoretics
    • Dietetics
    • Demulcents
    • Emollients
    • Expectorants
    • Nervines
    • Relaxants
    • Vulnerary Herbs
    • Common Herbs with Medicinal Properties
    • Nervines as Healing Agents
    • Natural Chemicals in Plants and their Affect on Health; saponins, phenolglycosides, anthraglycosides, flavonoids, mustard oils, polysaccharides, prussic acid, glycosides, coumarin, tannins, bitters, essential oils, alkaloids, purines, essential minerals
    • Chemistry of Herbs
    • Herbal Sources for Human Nutrients
  6. Preparing Herbal remedies
    • Infusion
    • Decoction
    • Poultice
    • Medical Preparations
    • Problem of Accurately Formulating Herbal Medicines
    • How herbalists used to work
    • The Difference Today
    • Harvesting Material for Herbal Preparations
    • Post Harvest Handling of Herbs
    • Post Harvest Preservation; Fresh, Modified Atmosphere Packaging
    • Herbal Preparations for Teas, Rinses and Baths
    • Producing Essential Oils; Water distillation, Steam distillation
    • Uses for Eucalyptus Oil
  7. Poisonous Plants
    • Introduction
    • Review of Plant Poisons
    • Hazardous Herbs
    • Carcinogens, Photosensitisers, Allergens, Hormone Like Affects, Teratogens, Respiratory Inhibitors, etc
    • Toxic Plant Constituents
  8. Developing a Production Plan
    • Managing a Market Garden
    • Deciding What to Grow
    • Production Planning
    • Types of Problems
    • Standards
    • Crop Schedules
    • Farming Medicinal Herbs
    • Production Requirements for Different Herbs

 

 

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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    Why Study this Medicinal Herbs Course?

    If you’re interested in growing herbs that are used for medicinal purposes, search no more! This online medicinal herbs course tackles that and much more. This course will teach you everything you need to know about growing medicinal herbs, such as knowing the nutrients they need, the various types of medicinal herbs’ history, the different types of herbal remedies and how to prepare them, the way to differentiate medicinal herbs from poisonous plants, and more.

    Online Learning Medicinal Herbs Course

    • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
    • Learn to identify and administer herbs for medicinal purposes.
    • Please note: This course will not train you as a naturopath.

    This course will provide you with a  great introduction to medicinal herbs.  This is a very down to earth and practical course that moves away from the romance and myths associated with herb growing – towards a more solid and scientific approach.

    What you will study in this Medicinal Herbs Course

    There are 8 lessons in this course:

    1. Introduction to Medicinal Herbs
      • Scope and Nature of Herbal Medicine
      • Being Cautious
      • Growing and Knowing Medicinal Herbs
      • Accurate Plant Naming
      • Pronouncing Plant Names
      • Finding Reliable Resources
    2. Culture of Medicinal Herbs
      • What is a Herb
      • Soils and Nutrition
      • Cultivation
      • Fertilizing Herbs
      • Compost, Mulch, Watering
      • Propagation
      • Pest and Disease
    3. History
      • Introduction
      • Hippocrates
      • Chinese Herbalists
      • Egyptian Influence
      • Greek Influences
      • The Dark Ages
      • German and English Herbals
      • Other Influences
    4. Main Medicinal Herbs
      • Introduction and Varieties to Grow
      • Production Plan
      • Improving Soil Fertility
      • Cover Crops and Legumes
      • Cultivation, Growing Methods, Compost
      • Growing and using Ginger
      • Garlic Culture
      • Echinacea Culture
    5. Herbal Remedies
      • Alternatives
      • Anthelmintic
      • Astringents
      • Bitter Tonics
      • Calmatives
      • Carminatives and Aromatics
      • Cathartics
      • Diaphoretics
      • Dietetics
      • Demulcents
      • Emollients
      • Expectorants
      • Nervines
      • Relaxants
      • Vulnerary Herbs
      • Common Herbs with Medicinal Properties
      • Nervines as Healing Agents
      • Natural Chemicals in Plants and their Affect on Health; saponins, phenolglycosides, anthraglycosides, flavonoids, mustard oils, polysaccharides, prussic acid, glycosides, coumarin, tannins, bitters, essential oils, alkaloids, purines, essential minerals
      • Chemistry of Herbs
      • Herbal Sources for Human Nutrients
    6. Preparing Herbal remedies
      • Infusion
      • Decoction
      • Poultice
      • Medical Preparations
      • Problem of Accurately Formulating Herbal Medicines
      • How herbalists used to work
      • The Difference Today
      • Harvesting Material for Herbal Preparations
      • Post Harvest Handling of Herbs
      • Post Harvest Preservation; Fresh, Modified Atmosphere Packaging
      • Herbal Preparations for Teas, Rinses and Baths
      • Producing Essential Oils; Water distillation, Steam distillation
      • Uses for Eucalyptus Oil
    7. Poisonous Plants
      • Introduction
      • Review of Plant Poisons
      • Hazardous Herbs
      • Carcinogens, Photosensitisers, Allergens, Hormone Like Affects, Teratogens, Respiratory Inhibitors, etc
      • Toxic Plant Constituents
    8. Developing a Production Plan
      • Managing a Market Garden
      • Deciding What to Grow
      • Production Planning
      • Types of Problems
      • Standards
      • Crop Schedules
      • Farming Medicinal Herbs
      • Production Requirements for Different Herbs

     

     

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

      Clear

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