Advanced Herbal Medicine Making Online Course

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Unit 6 – Oral Preparations: Infusions and Decoctions

In this unit you start making herbal remedies in all earnest. First up you’ll learn about the Sensual Approach to making herbal remedies and you’ll get an overview of all the oral remedies available to herbologists. Then you’ll compare folk and classic methods for making infusions and decoctions and you’ll also learn how to prepare a standard warm and cold infusion and a standard decoction.

Assignments: Complete your monographs and extraction worksheets.

Unit 7 – Oral Preparations: Water-alcohol Extracts

Herbal tinctures are alcoholic or water-alcohol extracts prepared from fresh or dried herbs.

In this unit you’ll compare folk and classic methods for making tinctures by maceration and you’ll also learn how to prepare a tincture using the folk method and the standard w/v formula.

Assignments: Complete your monographs and extraction worksheets.

Unit 8 – Oral Preparations: Medicated Wines and Vinegars

Throughout the history of herbal medicine-making wine and vinegar were commonly employed as menstruums. And they continue to play an important role in contemporary herbology.

According to Green (2000) “Herbal wines come across more as flavorsome foods and genial tonics. In my experience the spirit of imbibing a herbal wine lends itself more to the mental and spiritual celebration of health and wellness.”

Medicated vinegars are well known for retaining the youth and beauty of hair and the skin and for this reason alone they are an important preparation in the arsenal of the herbal medicine maker.

Assignments: Complete your monographs and extraction worksheets.

Part 3 – Topical Preparations

– Only becomes available after 6 weeks.

Unit 9 – Topical Preparations: Liniments, Lotions & Creams

Your body can absorb some components of herbal formulations through the skin and a wide range of methods and formulations have been developed to take advantage of this fact.

The legal position regarding the application of external or topical preparations are more relaxed and this makes them an ideal study field for those who dream of one day manufacturing their own commercial range.

Assignments: Complete your monographs and extraction worksheets.

Unit 10 – Topical Preparations: Salves (Ointments) and Balms

Salves and balms are slightly easier to make than emulsified preparations and therefore they are very popular with herbologists. The tried and tested method for making salves we share with you produces a salve with superior medicinal qualities and because of this it is well worth learning. Even though it is slightly more involved than the methods you’ll find in most popular books.

The basic balm formulation you’ll learn is admittedly a bit messy to make but because it is so effective it is very popular with contemporary herbologists.

Assignments: Complete your monograph and extraction worksheets.

Unit 11 – Topical Preparations: Fomentations and Poultices

Poultices and fomentations in their most simple form are merely local baths that utilize warmth and moisture to relax tissue and relieve pain. Beyond this, herbal preparations can be incorporated in these soothing hot waters to add further assistance with their unique therapeutic properties.

Assignments: Complete your monograph and extraction worksheets.

Final Written Assignments – Certificate of Completion

If you are aiming for the certificate you need to hand in your written assignments within 12 weeks from the date you’ve enrolled.

Part 1 – Herb Monographs and Part 2 – Extraction Worksheets: See Manual 3

Supplemental Study Material – Available from Week 9

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