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Course Description

Herbs are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes--and sometimes even spiritual purposes. All About Herbs will cover all the basics so that you are ready to explore all of Herbs' many uses.

Not only will you learn the history and definitions, but you will also be able to:

- List several benefits of cooking with herbs and have a basic understanding of how to prepare herbs and incorporate them into your favorite foods.

- Grasp the main traditions in herbal medicine.

- Understand the benefits of growing herbs at home and how to plan your first herb garden.

- Know how to select the right herbs, the best containers, the ideal fertilizer and the best amount of water to help your container herb garden thrive.

- Know when to harvest your herbs and how to dry them for storage so you can enjoy home-grown herbs all year long.

-How to start a heart-healthy, cold and flu prevention garden using basil, cayenne and garlic.

- How aloe vera and peppermint make wonderful additions to both your herb garden and your medicine cabinet.

- Know the beauty of rosemary, fennel and lavender and how to grow them yourself.

- Understand how these ingredients can add a lovely scent to your garden and delicate ingredients to make your own cosmetic treatments.

-Know about another facet of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, which is based on the power of herbs' fragrances and helps treat both mood and health issues.

-Know how to prepare herbs in a variety of forms to best treat any of a number of conditions. These methods range from a simple tea, or infusion, to a good old-fashioned poultice. We'll also share some advice on being very careful with herbs to avoid negative results.

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: The History of Herbs

    At the end of Lesson 1, you should have a solid grasp of what defines an herb as well as a good overview of the history of herbs around the world.
  • Lesson 2: Culinary Herbs

    At the end of Lesson 2, you should be able to list several benefits of cooking with herbs and have a basic understanding of how to prepare herbs and incorporate them into your favorite foods.
  • Lesson 3: Medicinal Herbs

    At the end of Lesson 3, you will have a solid grasp of the three primary traditions in herbal medicine--Greco-Roman, ayurveda and Chinese herbal medicine. Plus, you'll learn how medicinal herbs are used in the U.S. today.
  • Lesson 4: Growing Your Own Herbs

    At the end of Lesson 4, you should understand the benefits of growing herbs at home and how to plan your first herb garden.
  • Lesson 5: Container Gardening

    At the end of Lesson 5, you should have a good handle on the unique requirements and advantages of growing herbs in containers.
  • Lesson 6: Harvesting & Drying Herbs

    At the end of Lesson 6, you'll know how to handle your bountiful herb garden harvest, including how and when to harvest your herbs and how to dry them for storage so you can enjoy home-grown herbs all year long.
  • Lesson 7: Heart Healthy & Cold & Flu Garden

    At the end of Lesson 7, you'll know how to start a heart-healthy, cold and flu prevention garden using basil, cayenne and garlic. You may also get inspired to design your own healthy herb garden designed around your tastes and climate.
  • Lesson 8: First Aid Garden

    At the end of Lesson 8, you'll understand how aloe vera and peppermint make wonderful additions to both your herb garden and your medicine cabinet.
  • Lesson 9: Cosmetics Garden

    At the end of Lesson 9, you'll know the beauty of rosemary, fennel and lavender and how to grow them yourself.
  • Lesson 10: Aromatherapy

    At the end of Lesson 10, you'll know about another facet of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, which is based on the power of herbs' fragrances and helps treat both mood and health issues.
  • Lesson 11: Making Herbal Preparations

    At the end of Lesson 11, you will know how to prepare herbs in a variety of forms to best treat any of a number of conditions. These methods range from a simple tea, or infusion, to a good old-fashioned poultice.
Course Title: All About Herbs
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 7550090
Course Type: General Education
Course URL: http://herbalism.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $30.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $55.00
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CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the history of herbs.
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate various uses for culinary herbs and medicinal herbs.
  • Summarize the basic techniques for growing your own herbs.
  • Summarize the techniques involved in harvesting and drying herbs, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1: Define HerbsAssignment25
Lesson 1 : The History of HerbsExam10
Lesson 2: Herbs in Food PreparationAssignment25
Lesson 2 : Culinary HerbsExam8
Lesson 3: Traditions in HerbsAssignment25
Lesson 3 : Medicinal HerbsExam10
Lesson 4: Benefits of Herb GardeningAssignment20
Lesson 4: Growing Your Own HerbsExam9
Lesson 5: Benefits of Container GardeningAssignment20
Lesson 5: Container GardeningExam10
Lesson 6: Consideration for Harvesting and Drying HerbsAssignment20
Lesson 6: Harvesting & Drying HerbsExam10
Lesson 7: Uses and the Medicinal Values of HerbsAssignment20
Lesson 7: Heart Healthy & Cold & Flu GardenExam9
Lesson 8: Uses of Aloe Vera and PeppermintAssignment20
Lesson 8: First Aid GardenExam10
Lesson 9: Uses of Rosemary, Fennel and LavenderAssignment25
Lesson 9: Cosmetics GardenExam9
Lesson 10: Treatment in AromatherapyAssignment20
Lesson 10: AromatherapyExam10
Lesson 11: Simple Infused Oil RecipeAssignment25
Lesson 11: Making Herbal PreparationsExam10
The Final ExamExam53
Total Points:408

Student Testimonials

  • "This class was very helpful and extremely well written. I learned a great deal from this class and this instructor. The instructor was encouraging and answered all questions in a timely manner." -- Kelly S.
  • "Great introduction to Herbs. Very happy with my experience in this class....The instructor is knowledgeable, quick to respond to inquiries, and to return grades. Again, no negatives on the course." -- Doug T.

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