Medicinal Herbs - Online Course

Learn the basics of how to identify and correctly administer herbs for medicinal purposes. It is essential that before using an herb, you are able to POSITIVELY identify it.

This course provides an excellent foundation for developing a sound knowledge of medicinal herbs. Medicinal herbs are the oldest known remedy for healing problems that can possibly be fixed with a simple remedy.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Medicinal Herbs
  2. Culture of Medicinal Herbs
  3. History
  4. Main Medicinal Herbs
  5. Herbal Remedies
  6. Preparing Herbal remedies
  7. Poisonous Plants
  8. Developing a Production Plan
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Distinguish between medicinal herbs in cultivation including twenty-five different genera and fifty different varieties.
  • Discuss the history of medicinal herb usage.
  • Compare the chemical components of different medicinal herbs in terms of their general affect on the human body.
  • Prepare simple and safe herbal remedies in a domestic situation.
  • Explain the potential dangers involved in dealing with plants.
  • Prepare a schedule of cultural practices for a medicinal herb crop.
  • Develop a production plan for a medicinal herb crop.