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Herbal Home Remedies

Everything you need to know about making herbal remedies at home

This introductory course is ideal for the beginner who wants to learn more about making home remedies.

This is course covers the basics of home remedies, with lots of recipes and practical tips.

Topics covered

- Safety - who can take herbal medicines and who can't?

- What is herbal medicine?

- Infused oils

- Herbal history

- Ointments

- Lip balms

- Simple home remedies - what can use use for headaches, poor digestion, colds and flu and sleep and relaxation?

- Tea and infusions

- Decoctions

- Poultices

- Gathering herbs from the wild

- Drying herbs

- Tinctures


Your Instructor


Laura Carpenter
Laura Carpenter

Laura Carpenter gained a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine from the University of East London and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the regulating body for medical herbalists, established in 1864. NIMH members adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice.

Laura undertook the degree part time over five years, which focused on anatomy and physiology, plant biochemistry and pharmacology, as well as orthodox medical diagnosis. She completed clinical training at the Stratford Herbal Medicine clinic and the Dermatology department of Whipps Cross Hospital in London, completing over 600 hours of clinical training. In 2013 NIMH awarded her the Dorothy Carroll Award for top final clinical examination.

Laura went on to become a member of the Post Graduate Training board for NIMH, ensuring continuing professional standards were met for all NIMH registered medical herbalists, and she became editor of Herbal Thymes magazine in May 2014.

Laura’s interest in herbs is from both scientific research and traditional British herbal medicine perspectives. She has a keen interest in using British plants, and the medicines she prescribes are often wild crafted, and organic where possible.

Reminding people of traditional remedies that can be harvested from the hedgerows and made into medicines in the kitchen is very important to Laura. It forms a big part of her workshops, herb walks and courses.


Class Curriculum


  Welcome to the course
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  Section 2 - What is Herbal Medicine?
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  Section 4 - Herbal history
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  Section 5 - Ointments
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  Section 6 - Lip balms
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  Section 8 - Teas and infusions
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  Sectcion 9 - Decoctions and poultices
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  Section 10 - Gathering herbs from the wild
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  Section 11 - Drying herbs
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  Section 12 - Tinctures
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  Would you like to learn more?
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