Advanced Herbalism (Phytotherapy)

Self Study: £195 Tutored: £495

A Distance Learning Diploma Course of 21 Lessons

Advanced Herbalism Course

This course has been written and designed especially for us, to give the Student total skills in the field of Herbalism. Here you will find the ancient art of Herbalism brought into the 21st Century. The course writer has incorporated many of ‘The Ancient Theories and Formulas’ explored within this subject, several of which have been more recently updated in the writings of Dr John R. Christopher (1909 ~ 1983).

Through this extremely informative home study course, with its ‘encyclopaedic coverage’ of ‘herbal preparations’ and ‘basic health’ principals of natural healing, students will acquire an extensive knowledge and understanding of herbs and their uses in therapy treatments fully preparing them for a role as a Professional Herbalist.

This course also aims to encourage everyone to take a broad and continuing interest in medicinal plants, understanding the issues surrounding their conservation and sustainability.

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Advanced Herbalism Course Requirements:

Students wishing to enrol on this course must hold a Practitioner/Therapist level qualification, in Herbalism. Those who have achieved these qualifications from training establishments, other than the School of Natural Health Sciences, are also very welcome to enrol on this course. However, you will need to provide a copy of your qualification prior to receiving any coursework.

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Subjects included in the Course:

• History of Herbalism
• Classification of Herbs
• Herbal Safety
• Herbal formulations
• General disease conditions and herbs used in treatment
• Collecting herbs – Gathering rules
• Plant types, Plant Parts, Drying and storing
• Herbal preparations
• Herbal medicine types
• Administering herbal preparations
• Spagyrics – preparation of spagyric herbal medicine
• Alterative herbs
• Anthelmintic herbs

• Astringent herbs
• Cathartic herbs
• Diaphoretic herbs
• Diuretic herbs
• Emmenagogue herbs
• Expectorant and demulcent herbs
• Nervine and antispasmodic herbs
• Stimulant herbs
• Tonic herbs
• Herbal antibiotics
• Cleansing programs and additional formulations
• APPENDIX – Herb alternatives
• Bibliography

Advanced Herbalism Course Outcome:

It is intended that on completion of this course the student will:

Be able to recognise and identify the more common herbs used in modern treatments, both growing and dried.

Be able to classify plants according to their actions, e.g. as stimulants, astringents, and so forth, and to be able to relate the action of an individual herb to its indications in treatment.

Understand the pharmacological actions of medicinal plants on the body in health and disease and know which specific tissues, organs and physiological systems are affected by administration of a given medicinal plant.

Be aware of the influence of plant remedies on the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of a patient’s being.

Understand and appreciate the relative merits of whole plant preparations, standardised extracts and isolated plant constituents for application in holistic treatments.

Know the safe dosage range of the medicinal plants studied.

Know the contraindications and incompatibilities of the medicinal plants studied.

Have developed reading and research skills so that he/she will be able to continue to learn more about the materia medica of herbs throughout their professional careers.

A Practitioner/Therapist Level Qualification is awarded on successful completion of this course. See our Accreditation Page for the list of ‘independent accrediting bodies’ who approve and accredit our courses in the UK and around the World.

About the Advanced Herbalism Course Writer

Antony J Edwards – ND  MD(MA)Psychotherapy  FRCP(MA)  MANM  FBIH

After retiring from a successful career as a Consulting Naval Architect and Structural Engineer, Tony Edwards devoted his energies to the study and practice of complementary medicine. He holds professional qualifications in a wide range of therapies including Naturopathy, Nutrition, Psychotherapy, and Clinical Hypnotherapy.

Tony is the author of, and also tutors, several of the internationally respected School of Natural Health Sciences distance learning courses. These professional courses cover a range of well-established complementary therapy subjects such as Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, Meridian Psychotherapy, Nutrition, and Herbalism.

Tony is a Member of the Association of Natural Medicine, a Member of the Nutrition Society, a Member of the British Herbal Medicine Association, and a Fellow of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP. He is a Life Fellow of Medicina Alternativa.

Advanced Herbalism Course Instalments

Instalment fees in £GBP

Tutored: Single payment of £495
or £95 deposit followed by 6 monthly payments of £67.

Self Study: Single payment of £195
or £48.75 deposit followed by 3 monthly payments of £48.75.

Instalment fees in $USD

Tutored: Single payment of $990
or $190 deposit followed by 5 monthly payments of $160

Self Study: Single payment of $390
or $97.50 deposit followed by 3 monthly payments of $97.50

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