Education: 2 Continuing Education Units
Class Type: Holistic and Natural Health Student
Explore how herbal remedies are made, how to use them, and what simple, widely available herbs are used for. Herbal remedies are as simple as teas (infusions), alcohol and herbal tinctures, even poulices made from infusions. The herbs chosen for this introductory class are all common household ingredients.
The herbal remedies discussed in this class are based on traditional herbal remedies. One thing to remember is that they are all nutritional compounds. If you understand that herbal remedies are all nutritional support (a natural food supplement) you can educate your family, friends and clients to help them overcome their hesitance in taking herbal remedies/supplements.
It is important to understand and use food as remedies. For example, if you have occasional sleeping problems, and chocolate puts you to sleep, a small piece of dark chocolate may be the remedy. The key word here is "occasional," to rely on chocolate for sleep is inappropriate. It is vital that you sort out the root of your sleeping problems. In this course we will also explore other common remedies including olive oil and baking soda.