Herbalism :: Identify Wild Medicinal Plants [Certificate]
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Herbalism :: Identify Wild Medicinal Plants [Certificate]

Learn to identify and harvest easy to find plants from the wild that are commonly used in herbal medicine.
4.6 (1,027 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
8,299 students enrolled
Created by Elizabeth Heck
Last updated 4/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 16 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Build confidence in working with highly beneficial plants
  • Identify the most common and useful medicinal plants
  • Understand how to harvest plants for the greatest effectiveness
  • Understand how to use plants for ultimate health and wellbeing
Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
Description

There is herbal medicine growing all around us!  

We find medicinal plants in our backyards, gardens, nearby forests, old farm fields and even growing right up through the cracks in city sidewalks. 

You can easily learn medicinal plants that are useful for many common ailments. This Herbalism :: Identify & Harvest Wild Medicinal Plants Course covers the most widespread medicinal plants found in nearly all parts of the world. You’ll learn where you are likely to find each plant. You will then learn how to identify the plant in detail and in some cases learn which plants look similar. You will also learn when to harvest the plant and how it’s used as medicine. We’ll cover it all. 

Learn these plants from an expert herbalist, botanist and best selling Udemy instructor. As your instructor, I have over 20 years experience of working with plant medicines and teaching about their amazing virtues. I'm passionate about the subject. You will have my full support for any questions along the way. 

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Here is what you will learn in the Herbalism :: Identify & Harvest Wild Medicinal Plants Course:

  • Build confidence in working with highly beneficial plants

  • Identify the most common and useful medicinal plants

  • Understand how to harvest plants for the greatest effectiveness

  • Understand how to use plants for ultimate health and wellbeing

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What students are saying about the course:

"I really loved this course. It has helped me become confident about plant identification, and how to use them for simple treatments. It is also beautifully presented! Many thanks!"

"It was easy to follow. I have already easily discovered wild herbs that are growing on our Farm. I can only recommend this course."

"This course is a very good match for me as I am a novice at herbalism and I find that the instructor is very easy to understand and she is out in the field demonstrating what she is talking about."

"Very compact and practical, all the information about an herb in one place with pictures, foraging instructions and tips for use. I like it very much!"

"It was definitely a good match for me! Now I feel prepared to go and identify these plants while taking my daily walk by the river. I have already recognize some of them and it is just awesome to get a little bit closer to mother earth by learning about plants and its uses. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge."

"Yes perfect. I have a large garden and have just found out all the weeds I've been throwing away have amazing healing properties."

"Very informative. Nice to see someone showing the plants and talking about them. Puts the description from books and the actual plants together."

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I know you’ll find this course truly empowering so join in and discover the amazing medicine growing around you. Plants are people’s medicine!   

You have lifetime access to the course so you can take as long or short as you wish to go through the material. You can replay the videos at anytime using the course as an ongoing reference. You also have a 30 day money back guarantee.

ENROLL NOW!    

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in health, nature or working with wild plants.
Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 02:29:24
+ Introduction and Overview
3 lectures 07:54

I'm so pleased you have decided to join the course. This is a brief introduction to get you started.

Preview 02:04

Discover what will be covered in this course. This lesson addresses important information related to gathering plants for medicine, from how to find the plants to ethical harvesting.

Preview 05:10
Disclaimer
00:40
+ Medicinal Plants
6 lectures 30:27

Plantain can be found in so many locations, it's a great plant to learn. It has multiple uses as a medicine, making it a valuable remedy from skin issues to lung issues.

Preview 05:51

Nettles are one of the most beloved medicinals used by herbalists. They have many specific uses, however, it's the ability to build and nourish the entire system that is the most beneficial.

Nettles, an Herbalist's Favorite
08:03

Chickweed is a soothing and cooling herb for irritated and inflamed conditions. It can be used both internally and externally.

Chickweed, Soothing and Cooling
04:09

Cleavers are one the best plants for cleansing the lymph system and for the urinary tract. Learn how to find this plant, how to harvest it and how to best use it for herbal medicine.

Cleavers, a Highly Effective Remedy
02:58

Violets are not just another beautiful plant. They have many healing virtues from aiding the respiratory system to soothing dry irritated skin. 

Violets, Soothing and Cleansing
04:43

This is a great mineral-rich herb. It is far superior to many remedies for helping to rebuild cartilage and help with joint issues.

Horsetail for Amazing Minerals
04:43
+ Medicinal Flowers
5 lectures 26:31

Yarrow has some extremely beneficial uses. This plant is a joy to have around your yard, whether you plant it purposefully in the garden or it grows naturally.

Preview 06:11

Red clover has been an important medicinal herb throughout history and is still widely used and respected today. Learn about the many varied uses of this amazing plant.

Preview 05:25

All different parts of the mullein plant can be used; the flower, the leaf and the root. This plant grows in many locations around the world and is extremely easy to identify.

Mullein, Grows Everywhere
06:01

Motherwort is highly respected as an herb for women's issues related to menstruation and menopause, however, it's benefits are more far more reaching.

Motherwort, Great Green Ally
04:18

St. John's Wort is used for mild to moderate depression. It is particularly useful for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It also has many topical applications, especially for burns.

St. John's Wort, Sunshine in an Herb
04:36
+ Medicinal Roots
2 lectures 15:59

Burdock has many medicinal benefits. Most notably, it is cleansing for the liver, the blood and the skin.

Burdock, the Cleansing Herb
06:09

Dandelion is a dear favorite to herbalists for its many medicinal benefits. All parts of the plant can be used, including the flower, leaf and root. This is one of the most important plants to learn.

Dandelion, Surprisingly Healthful
09:50
+ Medicinal Trees and Bushes
3 lectures 13:46

Elderberry is an excellent antiviral and immune booster. It’s one of my first go to herbs for colds and flu.

Black Elderberry, an Excellent Cold and Flu Remedy
04:08

Willow contains an important compound that is has been now synthesized into aspirin. Learn how to use this plant for it's valuable virtues while avoiding the side effects of it's synthesized counterpart.

Willow, Plant Aspirin
03:27

The petals, rosehips and leaves are all used to make valuable medicine.

Wild Rose, Beautiful Medicine
06:11
+ Herbal Botany and Tools for Plant Identification
9 lectures 54:09

Learn what botanical names are and why are they helpful.

Botanical Names
11:17

Learn the names of the male and female reproductive parts of flowers. These are the most important parts in determining accurate identification.

Botany 1 - Floral Structure
06:37

When using botanical identification tools, the first part to look at is the flower type.

Botany 2 - Flower Type
04:17

How leaves are arranged on the stems is also very helpful in plant identification.

Botany 3 - Leaf Arrangement
04:03
Botany 4 - Leaf Type
09:06

Learn what plant keys are and why you would use them in plant identification. We will cover a few different types.

Plant Keys Overview
04:52

In this lecture, we will look at a real life example to see if we can successfully key it out using a book.

Plant Key Exercise Using a Book
06:14

We will key out the same plant but this time with an online key.

Plant Key Exercise Using an Online Key
04:58

Do online plant identification apps work? If so, which are the best?

Identifying Plants with Online Apps
02:45
+ Conclusion and Thank You
1 lecture 00:37

I sincerely hope you enjoyed the course. Thank you for participating. I hope to see you again!

Bonus Lecture
00:37