Phytotherapy: Using plants for health and wellness

  • Group Copy 5 8 modules
  • 20 hours
  • £399

Course overview

A comprehensive online course that explores the use of plants and their extracts for therapeutic purposes. This course covers the historical background, scientific principles, and practical applications of phytotherapy, offering a thorough understanding of how plants can be used to promote health and treat illnesses. Designed for students, healthcare professionals, and enthusiasts, the course progresses from basic concepts to advanced applications, providing a solid foundation in the principles and practices of phytotherapy.

What you’ll learn

  • Introduction to phytotherapy
  • Medicinal plants and their active compounds
  • Mechanisms of action and therapeutic effects
  • Safety, efficacy, and quality control
  • Preparation and administration of herbal remedies
  • Regulatory and ethical considerations
  • Integrating phytotherapy in practice
  • Future directions in phytotherapy

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you should have acquired the necessary knowledge which will enable you to:

  • Understand the basic principles and historical background of phytotherapy.
  • Identify and describe medicinal plants and their active compounds.
  • Analyse the mechanisms of action and therapeutic effects of plant-based medicines.
  • Evaluate the safety, efficacy, and quality control of herbal products.
  • Assess the methods for preparation and administration of herbal remedies.
  • Discuss the regulatory and ethical considerations in phytotherapy.
  • Apply knowledge of phytotherapy in clinical practice and wellness programs.

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