Herbal Medicine - Make herbal remedies with confidence!
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Herbal Medicine - Make herbal remedies with confidence!

Learn how to transform an herb into an effective medicinal preparation with the help of an expert medicine maker.
4.4 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
222 students enrolled
Created by Don Ollsin
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • learn over 15 herbal prarations including tinctures, infusions, decoctions, oils, salves, poultices, food, smudges, syrups more
  • learn the terminology used in herbal medicne making
  • develop the skill of medicine making through applied knowledge
  • learn to make home made kefir and create healthy herbal kefir drinks that are easiliy assimable
  • learn how to apply herbal preperations externally
  • know what equipment is needed and how to use it
  • choose when to use an infusion over a decoction based on the herb being used
  • create your own medicine cabinet filled with medicines you have created
  • create a sense of security creating your own medicines, ones you created
  • how to dry herbs and store them
  • save money by making your own herbal products
  • transform dried and fresh herbs into easy to use preparations for ingesting and apllying externally
  • trust what is in your medicines as you made them
  • use a menstrum ratio table and be able to make over 100 herbs into tinctures
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Creating and using herbal medicines and remedies is an art that has to be learned from an expert teacher. Our herbal medicine-making course provides you with an opportunity to learn from an expert and teaches you the following skills:

Making herbal preparations such as –

o   Tinctures

o   Infusions

o   Decoctions

o   Oils

o   Salves

o   Poultices

o   Syrups

o   Homemade Kefir

o   Smudges, etc.

·       Terminology associated with herbal medicine making

·       Equipment required

·       Proper drying, storing and use of herbs

·       Correct application of herbal preparations

·       Using a Menstruum Ratio Table to make tinctures

The course enables you to make your favorite herbal remedies that you can trust completely. It provides you with a new hobby and a way to make some extra money by selling your unique preparations.

Who is the target audience?
  • love to cook
  • creative
  • love nature and want to learn how to create medicines with natural ingredients
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Introduction to Medicine Making
3 Lectures 19:44

This lecture covers intention and clearing yourself and your space for making medicines.

Preview 09:22


Tincture Making
3 Lectures 36:26
Tincture Making - Part 1

Tincture Making - Part 1
2 questions

Tincture Making - Part 2

Tincture Pressing

Tincture Pressing
2 questions
Infusions and Decoctions
1 Lecture 07:11
Infusions and Decoctions
Herbal Oils
1 Lecture 33:11
Making Herbal Oils and Salves
Making Herbal Vinegars
1 Lecture 02:45
Making Herbal Vinegars
External Applications
4 Lectures 25:16
Applying healing clay and herbs


How to make and use fomentations

Using herbs as food
1 Lecture 07:59
Drying herbs
1 Lecture 01:39
About the Instructor
Don Ollsin
3.9 Average rating
35 Reviews
872 Students
3 Courses
Herbal Elder, Professional Member AHG, MA

• Don Ollsin is a pioneering educator, leading practitioner and Herbal Elder His story begins in 1969 when, working in Vancouver's Golden Lotus Restaurant, as one of B.C.'s first vegetarian chefs, his inherent love of natural food drew him to the study of herbs, their therapeutic value and yoga. At this time he was initiated into the practice of Surat Shabd yoga and he began to apprentice under the noted American herbal authority Dr. John Christopher with whom he studied the science and art of herbalism. Wanting to work directly in the natural health field, and be in a more conducive environment to practice yoga, he moved to Victoria, B.C. in 1972 and opened Sawan Natural Foods, which included Victoria's first herbal dispensary. • In 1976, Don began to study through the Emerson Institute of Herbal Studies. That same year he decided to devote all his energies to promoting the value of herbal medicine and he opened Self Heal Herbs in Victoria, B.C., a retail store and information resource center which helped to set the guidelines for quality herbal medicine and education. Don received his Master Herbalist's degree from the Emerson Institute and soon after began teaching classes on herbs and healing, eventually broadening his activities to include lecturing and giving workshops with noted authors and teachers. Don is a professional member of The American Herbalists Guild and one of fewer than 250 of such practitioners nationwide whose education and clinical skills have been peer reviewed by the American Herbalists Guild so as to be granted the status of a "registered herbalist" (R.H.). • As a professional herbalist with a practical orientation, Don believes in seeing results. His knowledge of what works comes from his years of experience in treating the widest range of conditions among his thousands of clients. In 1987, Don began to offer an intensive herbal training program called the Herbal Healing Journey and also developed a home study program. Over the years he has created many herbal programs and has taught at many colleges and universities including: The University of British Columbia, The University of Victoria, Bastyr University, Langara College and Royal Roads University. Don is the author of Pathways To Healing: A Guide to Ayurveda, Herbs, Dreambody and Shamanism. It has been chosen by Time/Life One Spirit Book Club and is used as the textbook for his Herbal Programs. • Don's teaching is about environmentalism, community and sustainability. In 2013 Don completed his MA in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads University.