Are you willing to take some extra steps in your own health education?
Learning to connect with nature can gift you with an amazing health!
We understand, how difficult it is to scan through the plethora of herbal information out there, and find a resource you can trust. With over 20 years of our extensive experience in developing herbal formulations and medicines, we have come up with a comprehensively designed course that is full of detailed instructions for addressing common ailments at home with your very own tinctures, syrups, poultices and salves.
Herbal Immersion Program is designed for students of all kinds who want to focus on preventative health care. It is no secret that in today’s modern times, we have deviated from a holistic way of living. We have forgotten that we are all interconnected beings, not only with other humans, but with nature as well. What happens with nature, happens to us. We are composed of the eternal five elements. Learn what those five elements have to do with your health.
You will find many such intriguing topics covered in this course. Herbal Immersion Program is a comprehensive compilation of the most fundamental and basic topics of Ayurveda and the herbal way of living. It is intended for anyone who wants to learn the Basic Laws of Nature in order to have better health. No specific level of knowledge or prior experience is required. Anyone is invited to join this program. Individuals who are willing to take some extra steps in their own health education and willing to change some "old patterns" will benefit most from this course.
Herbal Immersion Program Outline (1000 hours)
MODULE - 1
Introduction to Herbalism
Cultivating Relationships with Healing Plants • Introduction to Botany • Plant Families • Vegetative and Floral Terms • Herbal Actions • Ethical Wildcrafting • Spring Plant Walk • Medicinal Preparations • Harvesting Herbs • Edible Flowers
MODULE - 2
Nitty-Gritty of Soil (Part - I)
Principles of Organic Gardening • Planning Your Dream Garden • Growing Healthy Soil • Building Soil Fertility • Botanical Garden Allies • Creating New Garden Beds • Container Gardening
MODULE - 3
Common Useful Garden Weeds
Daylily • Lamb’s Quarters • Chickweed • Dandelion • Violet • Purple Dead Nettle • Cleavers • Creasy Greens • Garlic Mustard • Yellow Dock • Japanese Honeysuckle
MODULE - 4
Special Strategies for Germinating Herbs: Stratification, Scarification, and Light-Dependent Germination • Preparing Seed Trays • Sowing Seeds • Soil Blocks • Bottom Heat • Root Division • Stem Cuttings • Layering • Seed Saving of Medicinal Herbs
MODULE - 5
Tonic Herbs and Adaptogens
Introduction to Adaptogens, Alteratives and Tonic Herbs • Gotu Kola • Tulsi • Nettles • Milky Oats • Astragalus • Ginseng • Hibiscus
MODULE - 6
The Nitty-Gritty of Soil (Part - II)
Introduction to Permaculture • Building a Compost Pile • Composting Leaf Mold • Organic Pest and Disease Management • Season Extension • Woodland Cultivation of Medicinal Herbs • Homemade Potting Soil
MODULE - 7
Herbs for the Immune System
Introduction to Immune Stimulants, Immunomodulators and Antimicrobials • Spilanthes • Echinacea • Goldenseal • Bee Balm and Wild Bergamot • Calendula • Boneset • Elderberry
MODULE - 8
Introduction to the Digestive System
Bitters, Astringents and Carminatives • Foundations of Nutrition: Whole Foods, Organic Foods and GMOs • Macronutrients, Fiber, and Intestinal Flora • Vitamins and Minerals • Bioflavonoids • Food Allergies and Intolerances
MODULE - 9
Herbs for the Digestive System
Anise Hyssop • Meadowsweet • Fennel • Mint • Chamomile • Lemon Balm • Basil
MODULE - 10
Herbs for the Respiratory System
Introduction to Expectorants, Demulcents and Anticatarrhals • Elecampane • Mullein • Marshmallow • Yarrow • Goldenrod
MODULE - 11
Herbs for the Nervous System
Introduction to Nervines, Hypnotics, Anxiolytics, Antidepressants and Analgesics • Valerian • Skullcap • Passionflower • California Poppy • Mimosa • Rose • Vervain
MODULE - 12
Herbs for the Female Reproductive System
Uterine Tonics, Emmenagogues, Hormone Balancers and Uterine Antispasmodics • Ecology of Estrogen in the Body • Red Raspberry and Blackberry • Black Cohosh • Vitex • Motherwort
MODULE - 13
Medicine Making - Core Preparations
Infusions and Decoctions • Tinctures • Herbal Honeys and Syrups • Herbal Vinegars • Flower Essences • Energetic Plant Healing
MODULE - 14
Food as Medicine
Meads • Culinary Oils • Infused Vinegars • Fire Ciders: Spicy Vinegars • Goo Balls • Compound Butters • Herbal Finishing Salts • Herbal Sauces • Wild Herbal Pestos, Hummus, and Pâté • Medicinal Mushroom Concoction • Herbal Popsicles, Iced Teas, and Granitas • Bone Broth • Bitters • Shrubs • Herbal Ice Cubes • Simple Syrups • Cocktails and Mocktails
MODULE - 15
Topical Preparations and Natural Body Care
Infused Oils and Salves • Compresses, Poultices, and Herbal First Aid • Introduction to Hydrotherapy • Introduction to Aromatherapy • Floral Skin Serum • Body Butters • Salt Scrubs • Bath Salts • Aromatherapy Sprays • Aromatic Massage Oils
MODULE - 16
Herbal Livelihoods/Applying the Knowledge
The Heart of Livelihoods: Business Ethics and Inspiration • Herbal Livelihoods • The Nitty-Gritty of Herbal Businesses • Introduction to Current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMPs) and Product Labeling Requirements • Further Learning and Networking • Connecting to Your Life’s Purpose
MODULE - 17
Siting Reference Guide - Regional Profiles and Habitat Lists
Arid Lowland Climates • Cold Temperate Climates • Arid Mountainous Climates • Rocky Soils in Mid-Continental Climates • Subtropical Climates • Mediterranean Climates • Woodland Medicinals • Wetland Herbs • Shade Herbs • Arid Climate Herbs • Hot and Humid Climate Herbs
MODULE - 18
Meet Our Featured Botanical Stars
Our program is infused with a plant-centered approach to herbal medicine. From anise hyssop to yellow dock, the course focuses on an all-star lineup of botanicals, primo for most temperate climate gardens. Note that most of these herbs are the headliners of their very own video and profile.
Herbal Entrepreneurship Guide
Our Herbal Entrepreneurship Guide is structured to help you with business assistance topics such as insurance, marketing, legalities, website development, digital promotion, labeling, and an introduction to GMPs (the FDA’s legal requirements for manufacturing herbal products in India). You will learn, how to make high quality medicine, start a herbal product business, and effective marketing and promotion strategies for your products.
In the Herbal Entrepreneurship Guide, You’ll Learn:
- Which type of insurance you’ll need to setup your herbal manufacturing unit
- How to distinguish yourself from the crowd with your own herbal branding
- The legal requirements for herbal and Ayurveda manufacturing in India
- How to properly label your herbal products and design aspects of the packaging
- How to promote your product or services through social media, paid media and list-building
- Where to continue learning, find latest research, connect with other herbalists, and stay up-to-date with herbal laws and regulations
- What the GMPs entail, where to learn the regulations and how to implement them to your own manufacturing unit.
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Online Foraging Course
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