Herbalism :: Kitchen Herbs & Spices as Effective Medicine
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Herbalism :: Kitchen Herbs & Spices as Effective Medicine

Discover how common kitchen herbs and spices are used as herbal medicine and natural medicine for ultimate health.
4.4 (633 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.
4,760 students enrolled
Created by Elizabeth Heck
Last updated 8/2020
English, Italian [Auto]
Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Gain better health for yourself and your family through delicious food as medicine
  • Discover multiple common health conditions aliviated or prevented by each of the herbs and spices
  • Know the best ways to use each of the herbs and spices for effectiveness, ease and flavor
  • Discover simple recipes that taste so good, your family will not know it is medicine
  • Reduce medical bills and visits by dealing with acute, non-emergency situations at home
  • Learn from Udemy’s top qualified herbal instructor who is available to answer your questions
  • The only course requirements are an open mind and eagerness to deal with many ailments at home.


Your kitchen is likely a store-house of herbs and spices that greatly improve your health and wellbeing. Do you have basil, oregano, cinnamon, thyme or garlic in your kitchen?

If so, you already have valuable and important medicine. If not, you can easily purchase them from any grocery store. These are just a few of the many herbs and spices covered in this course. We will talk about:

  • What health conditions they are used for

  • The best ways to use them for effectiveness, ease and flavor

  • How they help keep you healthy in the first place

Here’s what students have to say:

★★★★★ "WOW! I had no idea how powerful kitchen herbs and spices are and how well she explained everything. I am really thankful for the recipes. Very encouraging.” – Sam D

★★★★★ "Great introduction to herbalism as it applies to what most all of us have in our kitchen at any given time. Elizabeth Heck knows herbalism well and is engaging in her presentations. I have applied several of the suggestions and "recipes" for my personal use and have found the "medicine" invaluable this past cold & flu season! Highly recommend this course to any interested in improving your health naturally.” – Joanna H

★★★★★ "A lot of fun especially for a beginner with not much culinary background. Loved this segment especially the pickled garlic in Tamari. Delicious! Can't wait to try your chai.” – Penny C

★★★★★ "I absolutely love the short bursts of information that is so refreshing! The content, so far, is exactly what I was hoping for.” – A'Jay S

Cultures throughout history have effectively treated illnesses and injuries at home with herbs and spices.

We often think that spices and herbs are included in recipes for flavor, but actually many of them were initially incorporated into the food we eat for their medicinal and health giving qualities. Here are just a few examples of what you will learn:

  • Black pepper for colds, flu, digestion, memory and arthritis

  • Cinnamon for decongestion, immunity boost, antibacterial, blood sugar stabilization

  • Mint for nutrition, brain function, relaxation, digestion and nausea

  • Basil for headaches, stress, insomnia, topical antibacterial and antioxidant properties

  • Ginger for joint health, colds, PMS and nausea

  • Many more...

Using Herbs and spices as medicine is no more difficult than making an easy recipe or even simply steeping a cup of tea. For your own health and healing, you should use them often.

Your instructor, Elizabeth Heck has 25 years of experience in working with plant medicines. She is by far, Udemy’s most qualified herbal instructor. Rest assured, you’re in good hands. With an extensive teaching background, she knows how to guide you through your herbal learning journey with ease. Even better, she is there for you throughout the course to answer any of your questions. That’s incredible value!

Why is this course not Accredited?

Nearly every online course (unless it is a large university) that claims to be accredited, actually is not. These are simply fake accreditations from real-looking websites used as a marketing scam in order to sell more courses. Elizabeth, as with any experienced herbalist, teaches with ethics and integrity and absolutely will not be deceitful for marketing sake. Rather, her students are sincerely respected and honored. Therefore none of her courses claim to be accredited.

More of what students have to say:

★★★★★ "I am learning more than I thought I would. Thanks for the recipes. I really enjoyed this course.” – Marcia D

★★★★★ "It is giving me information beyond what I already know. Interesting, fast enough paced that I don't get bored, yet slow enough to remember and learn.” – Lisa S

★★★★★ "Really great course and I learnt a lot which I can personally use. My family will benefit greatly from what I have learnt. Thank you heaps.” – Tina G

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.


Who this course is for:
  • This course is for those who want to learn basic home health care using what they have on hand in their kitchens
  • This course is for those who want to increase their overall health and well-being through food
  • This course is not intended for those wanting to treat serious conditions
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 54:58
+ Welcome to Home Remedies: How to Use Herbs & Spices for Utimate Health
2 lectures 03:16

We will cover what is included in the course and what you can expect.

Preview 01:55

We will go through a few more overall details of the course.

Overview of Course
+ The Spices that Kick Flavor and Kick Ailments
5 lectures 11:24

Black pepper is very warming during a cold, stimulating for digestion and energizing for your brain.

Black pepper: The King of Spices

Cardamom is beneficial for clear thinking and helps to lift the spirit.

Cardamon: The Energizing Spice

Cinnamon is warming for both colds and flu, aids digestion and lowers blood sugar.

Cinnamon: More than Great Flavor

Cloves are the perfect remedy for toothache for several reasons.

Cloves: Ultimate for Toothache

Fennel does so much more than simply provide delicious flavor, it has a number of medicinal benefits.

Fennel: For Digestion and Estrogen
+ Amazing Healing Herbs Common to Most Kitchens
8 lectures 22:05

Basil has many surprising medicinal benefits, helping to reduce stress, insomnia and indigestion.

Basil: The "Feel Good" Herb

Together we will make a basil-rich pesto that is as delicious as it is beneficial.

Basil: Making Pesto

Mint is both energizing and calming at the same time making it more than just a great tasting herb.

Preview 05:01

Oregano is an extremely helpful cough remedy plus so much more.

Oregano: The Surprising Medicinal

Rosemary improves memory and concentration and is a powerful antioxidant.

Rosemary: Stimulates Brain Function

Together we will make a throat gargle that is essential for relieving pain and symptoms of a sore throat.

Sage: Essential for Sore Throat

Thyme helps reduce symptoms of colds or flu and is the best topical antiseptic around.

Thyme: Powerful Antiseptic

This lecture includes the ingredients and quantities for the recipes covered in the course.

+ Additional Amazing Kitchen Healers
9 lectures 17:35

This common ingredient is warming and stimulating to the system providing of host of healthy benefits.

Cayenne: The Fiery Remedy

Together we will make Aztec cocoa, a healthy, spicy drink you'll enjoy drinking often.

Preview 01:38

Together we will make a simple healing oil for pain that includes only two ingredients.

Cayenne: Making a Topical Oil

Garlic is superior for many common remedies. It is one of the most amazing remedies no kitchen should be without.

Garlic: The BEST Remedy to have on Hand

Uses for garlic range from essential cold and flu care to helping ward off cancer.

Garlic: The Many Uses

Pickled garlic is the most delicious medicine and one of the best was to take this incredible food.

Preview 01:37

Ginger can be used both internally and topically for many ailments, and it tastes great too.

Ginger: Joint Health, Nausea, Colds and PMS

Together we will make a chai tea for boosting immunity, aiding digestion, uplifting the spirit and reducing inflammation.

Ginger: Make a Chai Tea

This lecture includes the ingredients and quantities for the recipes covered in the course.

+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:38

Thank you for joining the course!

Bonus Lecture