Online Class: All About Herbs


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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 27
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 3,621
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 5
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.5
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Herbs are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes--and sometimes even spiritual purposes. All About Herbs will cover all the basics so that you are ready to explore all of Herbs' many uses.
Not only will you learn the history and definitions, but you will also be able to:
  • List several benefits of cooking with herbs and have a basic understanding of how to prepare herbs and incorporate them into your favorite foods.
  • Grasp the main traditions in herbal medicine.
  • Understand the benefits of growing herbs at home and how to plan your first herb garden.
  • Know how to select the right herbs, the best containers, the ideal fertilizer and the best amount of water to help your container herb garden thrive.
  • Know when to harvest your herbs and how to dry them for storage so you can enjoy home-grown herbs all year long.
  • How to start a heart-healthy, cold and flu prevention garden using basil, cayenne and garlic.
  • How aloe vera and peppermint make wonderful additions to both your herb garden and your medicine cabinet.
  • Know the beauty of rosemary, fennel and lavender and how to grow them yourself.
  • Understand how these ingredients can add a lovely scent to your garden and delicate ingredients to make your own cosmetic treatments.
  • Know about another facet of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, which is based on the power of herbs' fragrances and helps treat both mood and health issues.
  • Know how to prepare herbs in a variety of forms to best treat any of a number of conditions. These methods range from a simple tea, or infusion, to a good old-fashioned poultice. We'll also share some advice on being very careful with herbs to avoid negative results.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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(1,757 votes)

Lesson 1: The History of Herbs

At the end of Lesson 1, you should have a solid grasp of what defines an herb, as well as a good overview of the history of herbs around the world. 39 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 1: Define Herbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 : The History of Herbs

Lesson 2: Culinary Herbs

At the end of Lesson 2, you should be able to list several benefits of cooking with herbs, and have a basic understanding of how to prepare herbs and incorporate them into your favorite foods. 133 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Herbs in Food Preparation
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 2: Herbs in Food Preparation
  • Complete Assignment: Culinary Herbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 : Culinary Herbs

Lesson 3: Medicinal Herbs

At the end of Lesson 3, you will have a solid grasp of the three primary traditions in herbal medicine -- Greco-Roman, Ayurveda, and Chinese herbal medicine. Plus, you'll learn how medicinal herbs are used in the U.S. today. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 3: Traditions in Herbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 : Medicinal Herbs

Lesson 4: Growing Your Own Herbs

At the end of Lesson 4, you should understand the benefits of growing herbs at home and how to plan your first herb garden. 129 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 4: Benefits of Herb Gardening
  • Complete Assignment: Freight Farming
  • Assessment: Lesson 4: Growing Your Own Herbs

Lesson 5: Container Gardening

At the end of Lesson 5, you should have a good handle on the unique requirements and advantages of growing herbs in containers. Additional lesson topics: Container Gardening Guide; The Helpful Gardner 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 5: Benefits of Container Gardening
  • Assessment: Lesson 5: Container Gardening

Lesson 6: Harvesting and Drying Herbs

At the end of Lesson 6, you'll know how to handle your bountiful herb garden harvest, including how and when to harvest your herbs and how to dry them for storage, so you can enjoy home-grown herbs all year long. Additional lesson topics: Harvesting and Drying Herbs 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 6: Consideration for Harvesting and Drying Herbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 6: Harvesting & Drying Herbs

Lesson 7: Heart-Healthy, Cold and Flu Garden

At the end of Lesson 7, you'll know how to start a heart-healthy, cold and flu prevention garden using basil, cayenne, and garlic. You may also get inspired to create your own healthy herb garden designed around your tastes and climate. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 7: Uses and the Medicinal Values of Herbs
  • Assessment: Lesson 7: Heart Healthy & Cold & Flu Garden

Lesson 8: First Aid Garden

At the end of Lesson 8, you'll understand how aloe vera and peppermint make wonderful additions to both your herb garden and your medicine cabinet. Additional lesson topics: How to Grow Aloe-Vera; The Garden Helper 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 8: Uses of Aloe Vera and Peppermint
  • Assessment: Lesson 8: First Aid Garden

Lesson 9: Cosmetics Garden

At the end of Lesson 9, you'll know the beauty of rosemary, fennel, and lavender -- and how to grow them yourself. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 9: Uses of Rosemary, Fennel and Lavender
  • Assessment: Lesson 9: Cosmetics Garden

Lesson 10: Aromatherapy

At the end of Lesson 10, you'll know about another facet of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, which is based on the power of herbs' fragrances and helps treat both mood and health issues. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 10: Treatment in Aromatherapy
  • Assessment: Lesson 10: Aromatherapy

Lesson 11: Making Herbal Preparations

At the end of Lesson 11, you will know how to prepare herbs in a variety of forms to best treat any of a number of conditions. These methods range from a simple tea, or infusion, to a good old-fashioned poultice. 188 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Lesson 11: Simple Infused Oil Recipe
  • Complete Assignment: Final Thoughts
  • Assessment: Lesson 11: Making Herbal Preparations
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
707
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the history of herbs.
  • Identify, describe, and evaluate various uses for culinary herbs and medicinal herbs.
  • Summarize the basic techniques for growing your own herbs.
  • Summarize the techniques involved in harvesting and drying herbs.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: All About Herbs
Course Number: 8900270
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,757 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This class was very helpful and extremely well written. I learned a great deal from this class and this instructor. The instructor was encouraging and answered all questions in a timely manner." -- Kelly S.
  • "Great introduction to Herbs. Very happy with my experience in this class....The instructor is knowledgeable, quick to respond to inquiries, and to return grades. Again, no negatives on the course." -- Doug T.