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Course 10: Internal Herbal Preparations

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Herbal Courses

UNIT GUIDE  

Unit Title and Code : Internal Herbal Preparations

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

Core or Elective Unit: Core Unit

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

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. The main focus in this unit is practical applications in external herb preparations

Course Content:

  • To have an understanding of the theory of extraction and herb processing
  • To have an understanding of herb harvesting, drying and wildcrafting  
  • To have an understanding as to the materials and equipment required for external herbal preparations
  • To understand the manufacturing process for infusions and decoctions
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  • To have an understanding of labelling your herbal extracts and products
  • To have an understanding of alcohol herbal extracts
  • To prepare and manufacture a wide range of internal herbal preparations
  • To have an understanding of the labelling of herbal preparations
  • To create and manufacture tinctures, fluid extracts, percolations, gargles, glycetracts, oxymels, lozenges, syrups, pills, powders, capsules, succi, pessaries, suppositories, douches and soaks

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning Outcome 1

To understand herbal harvesting, drying and wildcrafting

  • Highlight harvesting techniques for herbs 
  • Discuss how to dry herbs
  • Outline the concept of wild crafted herbs

Learning Outcome 2

To understand the theory of extraction and processing

  • Discuss how herbal constituents are extracted
  • Highlight the differing grades of processed herbs
  • Give examples of the different processed herbs

Learning Outcome 3

To highlight the requirements to labelling herbal preparations

  • Discuss how to label your herbal preparations
  • Outline the legal requirements for labelling herbal products
  • Discuss where more information can be gained in regards to labelling your herbal products

Learning Outcome 4

To have an understanding of water and Alcohol extracts

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  • Outline the principles involved in manufacturing herbal infusions and decoctions
  • Discuss the advantages and dis-advantages of both types of herbal preparations
  • Highlight the manufacturing process for making herbal infusions and decoctions
  • Discuss the preparation and manufacture of alcohol based herbal extracts
  • Discuss how one can use and obtain alcohol
  • Give examples of how to make fresh herbs and dried herb tinctures
  • Outline the differences between Fluid extracts and tinctures
  • Highlight the methods used in undertaking percolation

Learning Outcome 5

To create and formulate herbal gargles

  • Highlight the modes and methods used in the manufacture of herb gargles.

Learning Outcome 6

To create and formulate glycetracts and oxymels

  • Highlight the principles and practices in making herbal glycetracts.
  • Discuss the negatives and benefits of using glycerine
  • Highlight the principles and practices in making oxymels

Learning Outcome 7

To understand how to formulate lozenges and syrups

  • Highlight the principles and practices in making herbal lozenges.
  • Outline the differing types of lozenges that can be made
  • Discuss the negatives and benefits of using lozenges
  • Highlight the principles and practices in making herbal syrups.
  • Discuss the negatives and benefits of using syrups

Learning Outcome 8

To understand how to formulate and make pills powders and capsules

  • Highlight the principles and practices in making herbal pills, powders and capsules.
  • Outline the differing types of herbal pills, powders and capsules that can be made
  • Discuss the negatives and benefits of using pills, powders and capsules

Learning Outcome 9

To understand how to formulate and make succi, pessaries and suppositories

  • Highlight the principles and practices in making herbal succi.
  • Outline the differing types of succi that can be made
  • Discuss the negatives and benefits of using succi
  • Highlight the principles and practices in making herbal pessaries, suppositories, douches and soaks.
  • Outline the differing types of herbal pessaries, suppositories, douches and soaks that can be made
  • Discuss the negatives and benefits of using herbal pessaries, suppositories, douches and soaks.

Lecture Plan:

Lecture

Lecture Content

Recommended Reading

1

Herb harvesting, wildcrafting, herb drying.  Herb processing.

Herb extractions and chemical constituent review.  Making infusions and decoctions

Labelling your herbal extracts

 

2

Alcohol Extracts, Tinctures, Alcohol

 

3

Green Tinctures and Fluid Extracts 

 

4

Percolation, Gargles

 
 

Break

 

5

Glycetracts, oxymels

 

6

Lozenges and Syrups 

 

7

Powders, pills and capsules

 

8

Succi, Pessaries and suppositories

 


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.

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

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

Hoffman D.– The Holistic Herbal– Element Press

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

CRELLIN, J. K., and Philpott, J., 1990. Herbal Medicine Past and Present: Volume I, Trying to Give Ease. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Matthew Wood, Master of Science Degree (Herbal Medicine) 2006 Scottish School of Herbal Medicine

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

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

Bremness L (2009), The Essential Herbs Handbook, Duncan Baird Publishers

Weiss and Weiss, 1992, 35

Roger French – The man who lives in three centuries – Natural Health Society of Australia, 2002

Alan Moyle – Nature Cure Explained Health for All Publishing, London 1950

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

Kee Chang Huang. The Pharmacology of Chinese herbs, CRC Press, 2nd ed. New York, 1996

Reid D. Chinese Herbal Medicine, CFW Publications Ltd, Hong Kong, 1987

Svoboda Dr R. Ayurveyda For Women, David and Charles Book. 1999

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

Andrews E. The Aboriginal Physicians of Michigan, Contributions to Medical Research, 45.

Lassak E. & McCarthy T. Australian Medicinal Plants. Methuen Australia, 1983

Low T. Bush medicine – A Pharmacopeia of Natural Remedies, Angnus and Robertson Publishers, NSW Australia, 1999

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 99. CD Rom

Wilder A. The History of medicine, Maine Farmer Publications, Maine, 1904

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

Adams J. & Tan E. Herbal Manufacturing, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE Printers, 1999

Alternative Medicine," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation.

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

 

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