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Growing and Using Medicinal Herbs

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Learn all about Medicinal Herbs

  • Growing them
  • The chemicals found in different species
  • What those chemicals do in the human body

Course Code: SGH2

Course Duration: 20 hours (minimum, self paced study, commonly 2 to 8 weeks, less or longer as you need)

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 course covers the different areas including 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 to over 50 herbs, and different ways in which you can find work or make business opportunities using medicinal herbs.

Cultivated herbs are an incredibly diverse group of plants which offer all sorts of possibilities in terms of their benefits to people. They are also one of the most attractive groups of plants for bees and other insect pollinators and so should be a feature of any garden or landscape. 

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

    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

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.


Who This Course is For

  • Nutritionists, dieticians, and people interested in how herbs may help with diet and wellbeing. 
  • Holistic therapists, alternative therapists, and others who may wish to know more about potential healing properties of herbs.
  • Herb growers, market gardeners, nursery growers, and others who may seek more knowledge about herbs uses. 
  • Home gardeners who may wish to become more self-sufficient through growing and using herbs.  
  • Entrepreneurs who want to start a herb business.  


Thinking of Enrolling? Get in Touch

Our friendly staff understand the importance of making the right choices when it comes to studying. 
We want to help you choose the right course whether it is for personal interest, upskilling, professional development, a new career, or a career change. 
Contact us and let us guide you on your learning pathway. 

Email us at admin@acs.edu.au | Call us on (07) 5562 1088 

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