Cottage Hill Herbs Herbal Diploma (Year 2) 2011

Completely New Revised Course

Due to repeated requests from past and current students, we are pleased to announce a new ongoing extension to our existing herbal diploma, taking students
into part one of a new, revised year two – one week day per month for 10 months. Although there is a curriculum, much of the year’s work will be based upon
an expansion of work already completed with particular emphasis on the needs and requirements of the class group.

During the year, the class will be concentrating on wild harvesting, individualised herbal remedies and product development. Students will be working more
proportionally with understanding the energetics of local, commonly available plants, coming from the same ground and locations as we ourselves do.
New, exciting, plants and materials not worked with before. New research, new herbs, new products and remedies, incorporating new in depth ways of creating
unique formulations contributing to greater understanding and raised levels of wholeness with respect to each students personalized product ranges. In this regard
the year’s work will be highly individualised to each student’s level of intuition, plant insights and unique preparation forms.

Open only to students who have completed our herbal diploma, year one and/or year two. Particularly suited to those students needing a refresher and those
who feel the need for further development and knowledge, in creating more medicines, skincare or healthcare ranges. Nothing remains static – least of all our knowledge
and awareness of our wonderful, healing, nourishing and sustaining plant allies, who benefit us from the cradle to the grave. Please enrol early as this year’s class
only has a few vacancies left.

Continuing Herbal Education

A year focusing on more detailed and intensive herbal studies. Much more emphasis is placed on the practical application and production of herbal products, treatments and protocols.

Formulations are more intensively studied and produced during this year’s work.

1. Identification collection and cataloging of a further 10 herbs. To be intensively catergorised.

2. Plant constituents and their purpose in herbal healing:

  • Acids
  • Alkaloids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Enzymes
  • Flavonoids
  • Glycosides
  • Gums and Mucilages
  • Phenols
  • Tannins
  • Resins
  • Saponins
  • Starches
  • Volatiles Oils
  • Waxes

3. Herbal production and application of:

  • Five types of infusions
  • Linaments
  • Poultices
  • Ointments / salves and balms
  • Herbal syrups
  • Oxymels
  • Fomentations
  • Pessaries / suppositories
  • Percolation
  • Maceration
  • Compounds
  • Lozenges
  • Enemas (types)
  • Cerates
  • Powders
  • Casts / plasters
  • Electuaries
  • Vermifuges
  • Glycerites
  • Succus’s
  • Pills
  • Concentrates
  • Mojo’s
  • Flower Essences

4. Wild crafted herbs.

5. Herb plant identification follow-on.

6. Culinary herbals.

7. Natural skin care.

8. Nutritional therapeutics, vitamins, foods and drugs.

9. Absorbability of herbal medicines in various solvents –

10. Remedies:

  • Peripheral vasodilators
  • Circulatory stimulates
  • Digestives
  • Bitters
  • Diuretics
  • Relaxants
  • Expectorants
  • Alteratives
  • Tonics
  • Hormonals
  • Herbal combing

11. Disorders / disease and principles of medicine making.

12. Male health and herbs.

13. Children’s health and herbs.

14. Natural animal healthcare.

15. Detoxification and healing.

16. Spiritual properties and herbs.

17. Native plant medicine and properties.

Class Dates:

Sunday March 13th
Saturday April 29th
Sunday May 15th
Sunday June 12th
Sunday July 10th
Sunday August 7th
Sunday September 4th
Sunday October 9th
Sunday November 6th
Sunday December 3rd

Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Please be on time.

Fee: $1450 (inclusive) as per enrolment conditions.

Note: Fees cover all materials and products produced, including literature supplied.

All enrolments must include completed enrolment form with deposit.

Enrolments close as soon as course is filled.

Please click here to download an enrolment form

Venue: This course is held at the Cottage Hill Herb Farm located at 2 Bridge Road, Birchville, Upper Hutt.
Please click here for driving directions to Cottage Hill Herbs in Upper Hutt

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