Botanical medicine has been used throughout history and is known to be safe and effective. It’s been the model for allopathic medicine and pharmaceutical drugs. Today 80% of the world’s population relies on herbal medicine as their primary source of healing. Within our own country there is a growing concern for pharmaceuticals, their safety and side effects. So many are looking for alternatives, making this herbal renaissance the perfect opportunity to gain knowledge that will offer lasting relief from symptoms without dangerous side effects.
Learn the healing properties of herbs, how to prepare them and benefit from their use. We will cover every form of herbal medicine, what herbs are best for each preparation and why. This course was created for those who enjoy active participation, and for those desiring a hands-on experience in medicine making. All students will create their own product to bring home. Live herbs will be provided (within season) for all interested participants to bring home and plant for future harvesting. We will be covering a wide range of herbs and body systems, harvesting techniques and sources, book references and plant I.D.
This course will enable you to work with herbs in methods that are both safe and effective.
This course covers:
|◐Introduction||◐Book references||◐Quality of herbs|
|◐The immune system||◐The liver and digestive system||◐Teas, tisanes, decoctions and double decoctions|
|◐Harvesting techniques||◐Herbal safety||◐Essential oils|
|◐Resources||◐The nervous system||◐Tea formulation|
|◐Three different methods of making infused oils||◐Capsules||◐First aid kits|
|◐Determining which herbs are best for each preparation||◐Determining which preparations are best for each condition||◐Dosage and safety for children and pets|
|How to make:||Herbal remedies for:|
|◐ Tinctures||◐ Acne|
|◐ Glycerides||◐ Anxiety|
|◐ Honey preparations||◐ Tinnitus|
|◐ Vinegars||◐ Sleep difficulties|
|◐Aphrodisiacs||◐ Symptoms of menopause|
|◐Poultices||◐ And remedies for many other conditions.|
Certification is awarded upon completion.
Dates to be announced.