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15 Lessons
15 Quizzes
Mid-term and Final Exam
FREE PDF Version of Textbook of Modern Herbology
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Herbology 101

Folklore and modern herbal research combine in this exceptionally complete course — the cornerstone of the correspondence courses.

Herbology 101

Folklore and modern herbal research combine in this exceptionally complete course — the cornerstone of the correspondence courses. In a clearly presented format, learn basic botany for identifying plants, study each body system`s function and design, and herbal formulas for the treatment of each system. Both the novice and the studying practitioner benefit. The course contains essential groundwork for practice and practical information for self treatment.

So here you sit, maybe ready to start a great journey and career in the field of herbs, or maybe you are just looking for a casual interest or hobby. Whatever the case, Herbology is a fascinating field of study. It boasts a long line of intriguing characters in its past, from great scientists to warlocks; wise women; witches; and medicine men and women. This course chronicles some of that history.

Today that eclectic blend has actually changed little. You find serious academic scientists researching plant medicine, and you also have the lay householder using herbs to help their family. As well, there still remain many medicine people around the world using plants in traditional ways. In many parts of the world, botanical medicines still comprise the primary form of health care.

You will learn that many of the healing systems, including the modern (w)holistic model, don’t treat a specific disease. We deal with the body as a whole, seeking to restore health in the whole of the body, mind and spirit. Wholistic healing is not usually directed at only one organ, even though that organ might appear to be the center of gravity of poor health. The ailment will usually heal when the rest of the bod(ies) come into harmony. While in a clinical situation it is not always that simple, this is the ultimate, never-changing goal of the herbalist.

PDF Version of Textbook of Modern Herbology, by Terry Willard, included in course fee.

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In a clearly presented format you will learn:

  • basic botany for identifying plants
  • the function of each body system
  • how to design herbal formulas for the treatment of each body system
  • the actions and therapeutic uses of major herbs used in western Herbology
  • practical information for self-help alternatives using herbs.

Herbology I Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: Plant Identification and Classification
  • Lesson 2: Some Biochemical Mysteries
  • Lesson 3: The Digestive System and Tonics
  • Lesson 4: Blood and Stimulants
  • Lesson 5: Elimination and Diaphoretics
  • Lesson 6: The Kidneys, the Liver, Renal Function and Diuretics
  • Lesson 7: The Respiratory System, Expectorants and Demulcents
  • Lesson 8: The Colon, Cathartics and Anthelmintics
  • Lesson 9: The Nervous System, Nervines and Antispasmodics
  • Lesson 10: The Defence System of the Body Alteratives and Antiscorbutics
  • Lesson 11: The Lymphatic System and Astringents
  • Lesson 12: The Reproductive System and Emmenagogues
  • Lesson 13: The Endocrine System and Flower Essence Systems
  • Lesson 14: Additional Herbs
  • Lesson 15: Your Own Herbal Formulations: Drying and Collecting Herbs
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