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Learn more about medicinal herbs and their unique properties and benefits to health.

If you have been curious about learning more on medicinal herbs and don’t have the time to commit to a large course, the Medicinal Herbs short course is ideal for you. Whether you are looking to start your own business producing products using medicinal herbs or if you want to know more about using herbal remedies for your family, this is the ideal course to provide you with a great foundation. Using a self paced, interactive study guide; you can take as much or little time as you wish to complete this course.

The topics covered in this course include an introduction to herbs and history of herbal medicine, the chemicals in herbs and their effects on the human body, the ways that herbs are used, methods of preparing herbs for use, a thorough directory of some herbs and their attributes and working with medicinal herbs. 

As you progress through each lesson you will be provided with a range of ways you can expand your learning. By choosing what tasks you do and don't undertake you can expand in areas that interest you most, and skip areas of less interest.

You won't miss anything important that you need to know about medicinal herbs as long as you read the notes that are presented alongside these "learn more" suggestions.

At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing.  Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass; you will be able to obtain a "certificate of completion", which will have your name on it.



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

    Different Applications
    Medicinal Uses
    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

    Agrimonia eupatoria
    Allium sativum
    Aloe vera
    Alpinia galanga
    Angelica archangelica
    Armoracia rusticana
    Asparagus officinalis
    Asperula odorata (syn. Galium odoratum)
    Betula spp.
    Borago officinalis
    Calendula officinalis
    Cannabis sativa
    Capsicum annum
    Citrus limonum
    Echinacea purpurea
    Elettaria cardamomum
    Eucalyptus spp.
    Ficus carica
    Foeniculum vulgare
    Glycyrrhiza glabra
    Humulus lupulus
    Hyssopus officinalis
    Lavandula angustifolia (syn. L. officinalis)
    Levisticum officinale
    Linum usitatissimum
    Matricaria recutita (syn M. chamomilla)
    Melaleuca alternifolia
    Melissa officinalis
    Mentha x piperita
    Mentha pulegium
    Mentha spicata (syn. M. viridis)
    Oenothera biennis
    Origanum vulgare
    Panax quinquefolius
    Papaver orientale
    Petroselinum crispum (syn. P. sativum)
    Pimpinella anisum
    Rheum palmatum
    Ribes rubrum
    Rosmarinus officinalis
    Rubus idaeus
    Ruta graveolens
    Salix alba
    Salvia officinalis
    Sanguisorba officinalis
    Satureja hortensis
    Symphytum officinale
    Taraxacum officinae
    Thymus vulgaris
    Ulmus rubra (syn. Ulmus fulva)
    Valeriana officinalis
    Vanilla aromatica
    Zingiber officinale

6. Working with Medicinal Herbs

    Selling Medicinal Plants: Opportunities
    Where to Market Herb Products
    Processing Concerns
    Starting a Herb Business
    Preparing a Business Plan for a Herb Farm or Nursery
    Production Requirements

  • Enrol any time of day or night;
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish)
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish
  • Work through at your own pace
  • Help desk- contact our help desk here with the subject title: 'Help Desk Short Course'
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up 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.
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime.
  • If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion.


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