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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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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.
  • Know the basic techniques for growing your own herbs.
  • Know the techniques involved in harvesting and drying herbs, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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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. 39 Total Points
  • Review Article: Herbalism
  • Review Article: History of Herbs
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: Define Herbs
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 : The History of Herbs

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. 133 Total Points
  • Review Article: Herbal Tea
  • Review Article: List of Culinary Herbs
  • Take Poll: Herbs in Food Preparation
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: Herbs in Food Preparation
  • Complete Assignment: Culinary Herbs
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 : Culinary Herbs

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. 35 Total Points
  • Review Article: Ayurveda: An Overview
  • Review Article: List of Plants Used as Medicines
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: Traditions in Herbs
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 : Medicinal Herbs

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. 129 Total Points
  • Review Article: Gardening Know How
  • Review Article: Herb Garden
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Benefits of Herb Gardening
  • Complete Assignment: Freight Farming
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Growing Your Own Herbs

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. 30 Total Points
  • Review Article: Container Gardening
  • Review Article: Container Gardening Guide
  • Review Article: Container Gardening: A Guide
  • Review Article: Getting Started on Container Gardening
  • Review Article: The Helpful Gardner
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Benefits of Container Gardening
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Container Gardening

Lesson 6: Harvesting and 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. 30 Total Points
  • Review Article: Gardening for All Seasons
  • Review Article: How to Preserve Herbs
  • Review Video: Harvesting and Drying Herbs
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Consideration for Harvesting and Drying Herbs
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Harvesting & Drying Herbs

Lesson 7: Heart-Healthy, Cold and 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 create your own healthy herb garden designed around your tastes and climate. 29 Total Points
  • Review Article: Basil: Its Uses
  • Review Article: Cayenne Pepper
  • Review Article: Garlic
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 7: Uses and the Medicinal Values of Herbs
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Heart Healthy & Cold & Flu Garden

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. 30 Total Points
  • Review Article: Description on Aloe Vera
  • Review Article: Herbal First Aid
  • Review Article: Peppermints
  • Review Article: The Garden Helper
  • Review Video: How to Grow Aloe-Vera
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 8: Uses of Aloe Vera and Peppermint
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: First Aid Garden

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. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Fennel
  • Review Article: Lavender
  • Review Article: Rosemary: Its Uses
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 9: Uses of Rosemary, Fennel and Lavender
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Cosmetics Garden

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. 30 Total Points
  • Review Article: Aromatherapy
  • Review Article: Health Benefits of Aromatherapy
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 10: Treatment in Aromatherapy
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Aromatherapy

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. 188 Total Points
  • Review Article: Herbal Preparations
  • Review Article: The 55 Best Herbal Remedies
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 11: Simple Infused Oil Recipe
  • Complete Assignment: Final Thoughts
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Making Herbal Preparations
  • Complete: The Final Exam
707
Total Course Points

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Course Title: All About Herbs
Course Number: 8900270
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
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
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
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Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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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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