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Course 9: External Herbal Preparations

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Herbal Courses

UNIT GUIDE  

Unit Title and Code : External Herbal Preparations

Unit Duration : 20 hours in class study, assignments and home study.

Core or Elective Unit: Core Unit

Pre-requisites : - Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, HM01, HM02, HM04, HM05, HM06, HM07, HM08, Diagnostic skills  

Mode of Delivery External studies delivered with a combination of texts, workbooks, written assignments and an online final written assessment

Unit Objectives The objectives of this unit is to provide an understanding of the principles and processes required in the formulation of internal manufacturing herbal preparations. Practical applications are to be undertaken to make a variety of internal herbal preparations.

Course Content:

  • To have an understanding of legal implications required in the manufacturing of herbal preparations
  • To have an understanding as to the materials and equipment required for internal herbal preparations
  • To understand the terminology used in herbal preparations
  • To have an understanding of the weights and measures used in manufacturing
  • To prepare and make Infused Herbal Oils
  • To have an understanding of emulsions and emulsifiers
  • To create and formulate creams, lotions and ointments

Learning Outcomes

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning Outcome 1

To understand the legal implications of herbal preparation and choice of herbal preparation

  • Highlight positive and negatives for making your own preparations
  • Discuss choices of herb or drug preparations
  • Highlight legal implications required for herbal manufacturing
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics and absorption

Learning Outcome 2

To highlight the materials and equipment required in internal herbal preparations

  • Discuss the equipment required in the manufacturing of external herbal preparations
  • Highlight the types of raw materials used in manufacturing
  • Discuss the positives and negatives of these raw materials

Learning Outcome 3

Introduction to herbal manufacturing terminology

  • Highlight the terms used in the preparation of herbal products
  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal bug repellents Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal bug repellents

Learning Outcome 4

To have an understanding of the weights and measures used in manufacturing

  • To have an understanding of the conversion of weights and measures

Learning Outcome 5

To create and formulate herbal infused oils, liniments, herb baths and scrubs

  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal infused oils
  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal baths
  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal scrubs

Learning Outcome 6

To understand emulsions and creams

  • Discuss the theory behind emulsions
  • Highlight emulsifiers used in herbal emulsions
  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal creams

Learning Outcome 7

To understand how to formulate and make lotions

  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal lotions

Learning Outcome 8

To understand how to formulate and make ointments

  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal ointments

Learning Outcome 9

To understand how to formulate and make poultices and compresses 

  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal compresses
  • Discuss and give practical demonstration as to how to prepare herbal poultices

Lecture Plan:

Lecture

Lecture Content

Recommended Reading

1

Introduction to manufacturing and legal requirements

Herbal manufacturing Adams & Tan

2

Materials and equipment required. Herb baths

Herbal manufacturing Adams & Tan

3

Manufacturing terminology, volumes and weights, bug repellents

Herbal manufacturing Adams & Tan

4

Infused oils, liniments and scrubs

Herbal manufacturing Adams & Tan

5

Emulsions and creams

Herbal manufacturing Adams & Tan

6

Making lotions

Herbal manufacturing Adams & Tan

7

Making ointments  

Herbal manufacturing Adams & Tan

8

Making poultices, plasters and compresses  

Herbal manufacturing Adams & Tan


Resources and Texts

Recommended Texts for this unit:

Adams, J & Tan, E. 1999 – Herbal manufacturing. How to make medicines from plants. Northern Melbourne institute of TAFE printers, Preston. ISBN 0 9577454 00

Green J. 2000 – The Herbal Medicine-Makers Handbook, A home manual. The Crossing Press, California USA

Relevant texts or journals, paper based material or DVD s.

Britton J. & Kircher T. – 1998 – The Complete Book of Home Herbal Remedies. New Burlington Books. London, UK

Chevellier A. 2001 – Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants . Dorling Kindersley

Fisher C. & Painter G. – 1996 – Materia Medica of Western Herbs for the Southern Hemisphere

Hedley C. & Shaw N. – 1996 – Herbal Remedies. Parragon Books, UK

Hoffman D.– The Holistic Herbal– Element Press

Mills S. & Bone K. – 2000- Principles and practice of Phytotherapy – Churchill Livingstone

Purchon N. & Clary D.J. – 1990 – Herbcraft. Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney. Australia

Shippard I. 2003 – How can I use herbs in my daily life? David Stewart

Wardwell J.A. – 1998 – The Herbal Home Remedy Book. Story Publishing, Vermont, USA

The Energetics of Western Herbs by Peter Holmes (1997). 

A key to Galen’s Method of Physic” (Culpeper, 1990, 376

Weiss and Weiss, 1992, 35

Dr H.C.A. Vogel – The Nature Doctor – Bookman Press 1995

S. Mills and K. Bone – Principles and practice of Phytotherapy,2000 Churchill Livingstone

Hoffman D. CD Rom The Herbalist. 2000

http;//niam.com/corp~web/mediplnt.htm

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 99. CD Rom

S. Garland, The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices. 1979.

http://www.health.gov.au/tga/

 

 

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