HERB 201

Herbal Studies Online


HERB 201 is designed for students interested in increasing their knowledge of natural health, herbal medicine, and nutrition to improve their health and that of their family. It is ideal for students looking to move forward with advanced herbal training and pursue a career in the natural health industry if desired.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and use herbal and nutritional support for good health.

  • Create herbal blends and products, from ointments to fomentations.

  • Relate types of herbs to the system they most affect.

  • Describe why herbal medicine works, with reference to the active constituents of herbs.

  • Identify key components of protocols for a healthy lifestyle, including potential problem areas.

  • Know when not to use home remedies.

  • Use and understand the language of herbal therapeutic actions from alternatives to vulnerary herbs.

  • Discuss the history of herbal medicine.

  • Use medicinal plants with confidence, including: Burdock, dandelion, evening primrose, fennel, garlic, ginger, licorice, motherwort, red clover, and thyme.

More details

Required Course Pack:

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2020). HERB 201: Herbal Studies (20th Edition). Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • Herb 201 Practical Lab Kit – This kit will contain a selection of (25) 1 oz botanicals studied in the course, (1) Capsule Machine, and (1) 1 oz bag of Vegicaps.
  • Online Materials and Library Resouces (OMLR)

Required Textbooks:

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Last updated 11/4/19

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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