Course curriculum

  • 1

    How this Course Works

  • 2

    Introduction to Family Christian Herbalism

  • 3

    Herbal Actions & the Herbal Taste Classification System

    • Understanding Herbal Actions and the Taste Classification System

    • Week 2 - Definitions

    • Herbal Taste Experiment

    • The Herbal Taste Classification System

    • Bitter Herb Summary

    • Bitter Herbs

    • Sweet Herb Summary

    • Sweet Herbs

    • Adaptogens

    • Sour Herb Summary

    • Sour Herbs

    • Pungent Herb Summary

    • Pungent Herbs

    • Salty Herb Summary

    • Salty Herbs

    • Herbal Actions

    • Herbal Taste Experiment - Tea

    • Herbal Taste Classification Quiz

  • 4

    The Six Tissue States

    • Understanding Constitution and Tissue States

    • Experiment - Fresh vs. Dried Herbs

    • Definitions

    • A Review of Concepts & an Introduction to the Six Tissue States

    • Food as Medicine

    • Herbal Tastes Review

    • Selecting and Storing Herbs

    • Clark's Rule for Children's Doses

    • A Note on Scientific Studies

    • An Introduction to the Six Tissue States

    • Heat-excitation Overview

    • Heat-excitation Tissue State

    • Cold-depression Overview

    • Cold-depression Tissue State

    • Dry -atrophy overview

    • Dry-atrophy Tissue State

    • Damp-stagnation Overview

    • Damp-stagnation Tissue State

    • Damp-relaxation Overview

    • Damp-relaxation Tissue State

    • Variable -tension Overview

    • Variable-tension Tissue State

    • Tea Making Experiment

    • Tissue State Quiz

  • 5

    Common Ailments and Herbal Therapies - Part 1

    • Digestive Disorders

    • Definitions

    • Bitters Before Meals Experiment

    • How the Body Works

    • The Digestive System

    • Mindful Eating

    • Optional Mindful Eating Experiment

    • Digestive Therapy - Part 1

    • Gastritis

    • Acid Reflux and Heartburn

    • Excess Gas & Bloating

    • Dysbiosis

    • Digestive Therapy - Part 2

    • Diarrhea

    • Constipation

    • The Liver and Detoxification

    • Therapeutic Detox

    • Liver and Gallbladder Health

    • Soothing Demulcent Digestive Tonic Experiment

    • Ultimate Digestive Repair Tea

  • 6

    Common Ailments and Herbal Therapies - Part 2

    • Mental Health

    • Definitions

    • Aromatic Tea Experiment

    • The Nervous System

    • Nourishing the Nervous System

    • Stress

    • Dealing with Stress

    • Sleep

    • Sleep Routine Experiment

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Hyperactivity Disorder

    • Headaches and Migraines

    • Shingles

    • Herbs for the Nervous System

    • Vitamins and Minerals for the Nervous System

    • Lifestyle Therapy for the Nervous System

    • Nervous System Quiz

  • 7

    Common Ailments and Herbal Therapies - Part 3

    • The Respiratory Sytem

    • Useful Definitions

    • Introduction to the Respiratory System

    • Proper Breathing

    • General Respiratory Health

    • Tissue States of the Respiratory System

    • Assessing Cough

    • Mucous Color

    • Working with Coughs

    • Working with Coughs Short Answer Essay

    • Broncitis

    • Herbal Steam Experiment

    • Bronchitis and Pleurisy

    • Poultice Making Experiment

    • Sinusitis, Rhinitis, and Allergies

    • Laryngitis

    • Tonsilitis

    • Asthma

    • Materia Medica for the Respiratory System

    • Herbal Actions for the Respiratory System

    • Respiratory System Quiz

  • 8

    Common Ailments and Herbal Therapies - Part 4

    • Skin, and Musculoskeletal

    • Useful Definitions

    • Basic Skin Health

    • General Warning

    • Bug Bites

    • Poison Ivy

    • Psoriasis

    • Eczema

    • Wounds, Bruises, Burns

    • Acne

    • Skin Infections

    • Herbal Actions and Materia Medica for Skin

    • Skin Health Quiz

    • Making a Quick Oil

    • Skin Quick Oil Experment

    • Musculoskeletal Health

    • The Pain Journal

    • Nutrition and Musculoskeletal Health

    • Muscle Health

    • Rheumatism

    • Arthritis

    • Sprains and Strains

    • Tendonitis

    • Osteoporosis

    • Herbal Actions for the Musculoskeletal System

    • Rubefacient Quick Oil Experiment

    • Materia Medica for the Musculoskeletal System

    • Musculoskeletal Quiz

    • Comfrey Safety Essay

  • 9

    Medicine Making - Part 1

    • Medicine Making

    • Useful Definitions

    • The Kitchen Herbalist

    • Medicine Making Overview

    • What You Need to Know Before Getting Started Making Medicine

    • Solvents

    • Making Water Infusions

    • Water Infusion Experiment #1

    • Water Infusion Experiment #2

    • Decoction Experiment

    • Making a Syrup

    • Syrup Making Experiment

    • Making a Tincture

    • Tincture Making Experiment

    • Writing an Herbal Monograph - #1

    • Chemical Constituent Solubility Chart

  • 10

    Medicine Making - Part 2

    • Kitchen Medicine

    • Glycerites

    • Glycerite Experiment - Optional

    • Vinegar Infusion and Oxymel

    • Fire Cider Experiment

    • Medicinal Honey

    • Medicinal Honey Experiment

    • Infused Oil

    • Oil Infusion Experiment

    • Salve

    • Liniment

    • Compress

    • Fomentation

    • Writing an Herbal Monograph - #2

  • 11

    Safety, Dosage, and Formulation

    • Safety and Dosage

    • Working with Children and the Elderly

    • How to Select the Appropriate Herbs

    • Herbal Safety & Formulations

  • 12

    Herbs for Every Family

    • Herbs for Every Family

  • 13

    Lifestyle Therapy

    • Lifestyle Therapy

  • 14

    Bonus Unit

    • Cardiovascular Health

    • Dealing with a Fever

  • 15

    What's Nextr?

    • What's next?