Learn all about Medicinal Herbs
- Growing them
- The chemicals found in different species
- What those chemicals do in the human body
If you are curious about using herbs for medicinal purposes, the Medicinal Herbs short course will provide you with a great place to start. This self-guided course leads you through the different chemical components that herbs contain and their effects on the human body.
This self guided course covers the following areas- getting to know medicinal herbs, the chemicals in medicinal herbs and their effect on the human body, the different ways in which herbs are used for medicinal purposes, a guide of over 50 herbs and different ways in which you can find work or make business opportunities using medicinal herbs.
There are optional activities that you can complete along the way to learn more about the topic, including both practical and research activities.
The Following Lessons are covered in this course:
Six lessons in this course cover:
1. Introduction The Nature and Scope of Medicinal Herbs
What Are They?
Uses of Medicinal Herbs
The Evolution of Medicinal Herbs
The Scope of Medicinal Herbs
2. Chemicals in Herbs and Their Effects on the Body
Terms Used To Describe Medicinal Effects of Herbs
Types of Chemicals found in Medicinal Herbs
Other Terms Describing Medicinal Herbs
3. Ways Herbs Are Used
Some Important Points
4. Methods of Preparing Herbs for Use
How to Make Herbal Tea
How to Make Herbal Decoctions
How to Make Herbal Ointments
5. Directory of Medicinal Herbs
Asperula odorata (syn. Galium odoratum)
Lavandula angustifolia (syn. L. officinalis)
Matricaria recutita (syn M. chamomilla)
Mentha x piperita
Mentha spicata (syn. M. viridis)
Petroselinum crispum (syn. P. sativum)
Ulmus rubra (syn. Ulmus fulva)
6. Working with Medicinal Herbs
Selling Medicinal Plants: Opportunities
Where to Market Herb Products
Starting a Herb Business
Preparing a Business Plan for a Herb Farm or Nursery
How does this course work?
You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.
You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.
There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end
of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and
each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need
internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment
which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60%
pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of
completion with your name on it.