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Master Herbalist Phytotherapy Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

Learn a broad spectrum of information on herbal medicine

Get Master Herbalist Phytotherapy, Medicinal Herbs, Horticulture, Floristry and Farming Management in this Bundle

1. Master Herbalist Phytotherapy: Learn A Broad Spectrum Of Information On Herbal Medicine

This comprehensive master herbalist course delivers a broad spectrum of information on herbal medicine, aromatherapy and the use of flower essences.

Through our Phytotherapy course, you will discover the history of herbal medicine, how to cultivate and use herbs for health, cooking, nutrition and beauty, and how to conduct a consultation and prepare external remedies specific to client needs.

The course material includes details of nearly 900 herbs, their habitat, uses and actions, and any contraindications. This herbal medicine course draws from international knowledge and includes lessons on the three main traditions of healing (Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic), as well as a full database of herbal medicine uses, properties and actions.

With this herbalism course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the theory and uses of aromatherapy oils, flower essences, Bach remedies and tissue salts.

The legal aspects of operating a herbal medicine consultancy are also disclosed in this courseware, providing you with up-to-date information on running your own business. By completing this course you will be fully conversant with modern practices relating to the use of herbal and plant remedies.

2. Medicinal Herbs: Learn A Broad Spectrum Of Information On Herbal Medicine

For generations, families have relied on traditional herbal medicine, much of which is now recognized as scientifically correct. Too often in today's society we receive powerful drugs from our doctors for self-limiting ailments for which it may be more appropriate to call on herbal remedies and a balanced approach to living.

This course provides the necessary knowledge and information for making and using herbal remedies at home. However, professional advice should always be sought if symptoms persist.

3. Horticulture: Gain Skills And Knowledge Needed To Better Understand The Growing Of Plants

Horticulture is the growing of plants and understanding of the make-up of the soil and the best way to ensure you maximise the ground around you is a skill a lot of us want to know. Our Horticulture course provides the skills and knowledge needed to better understand this complex subject.

4. Floristry: Develop The Skills You Need To Create Varying Floristry Designs

This course can help you to gain an understanding and allow you to progress and develop the skills you need to design, source and create varying floristry designs for events, celebrations, or just for fun. It will also be a useful start should you want to progress and work as a florist.

You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.

An Award, Certificate in Floristry could help you to get a job as:

  • An Assistant Florist
  • A Wedding Flower Arranger
  • A Funeral Home Flower Arranger
  • A Flower Shop Supervisor/Manager

5. Farming Management: Learn How To Work Your Own Farm

Have you always wanted to work your own farm, or have the land, but not the skills? This unique course in Farming and Management will provide you with the skills needed to achieve these tasks.

Due to a number of key factors, such as cost and suitable knowledge, the people who are most likely to become farmers are those people who have been raised on or have lived on a farm. But this is not always the case, and recently there have been increasing numbers of people who are leaving urban lifestyles for a farming life.

Hobby farmers often start with a small allotment, while maintaining their mainstream work or income until they are comfortable about making a living from their "hobby". Some progress to larger properties once they have established the skills, knowledge, and financial backing to enable them to farm profitably on a larger scale.

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The Master Herbalist Phytotherapy 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 


Course 1 - Master Herbalist Phytotherapy


  • History of Herbal Medicine
  • What is a Herb?
  • Botany - Understanding Plants
  • Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • Contra-Indications and Cautions
  • Phytonutrients
  • Outlines of over 850 Herbs and Practical Work to do
  • Herbs of the Bible
  • Outline of Chinese Medicine
  • Outline of Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Outline of Clinical Medicine
  • How to make Compresses, Decoctions and Tinctures etc
  • Over 60 Essential Oils and how to use them plus Index
  • Herbs used in Homeopathy and Bach Remedies
  • Flower Essences plus Index of Lessons 23 and 24
  • Outline of Nutrition, Cooking and Cultivation of Herbs
  • Spiritual Dimension

Course 2 - Medicinal Herbs


Growing Medicinal Herbs

  • Growing From Seed
  • Growing Herbs From Cuttings
  • Root Division
  • Pruning
  • Feeding Herbs
  • Disease

Harvesting Herbs - Flowers, Leaves, Roots, Seeds, Bark, Sap

  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Fruits
  • Bark
  • Sap
  • Alternative Preserving Methods

Herbal Infusions

  • Understand The Guidelines For Making Herbal Remedies

Preparation Of Remedies

  • Herbal First Aid
  • Outline What Equipment Is Required To Make Different Remedies
  • Explain How To Prepare Various Types Of Carrier For The Herbs, E.G. Oils, Lotions Etc.

Babies And Children

  • Prescribed Medicines For Children
  • Ear Problems
  • Skin Problems
  • Digestive Problems
  • Coughs, Colds And Respiratory Infections
  • General Childhood Ailments
  • General Advice
  • Essential Information

Adolescents And Young Adults

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments
  • Identify Common Skin Lesions

Middle Age

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments Of Middle Age

The Elderly

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments

Course 3 - Horticulture


Basic Botany

  • Basic Botany
  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Absorption
  • Function of Water
  • Water Stress
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration

Plant Classification

  • Classification of Plants or Plant Taxonomy
  • Plant Families
  • Plant Names
  • Genus Name
  • Species Name
  • Subspecies, Varieties and Forms
  • Cultivars
  • Hybrids
  • Group Names (Grex)
  • Botanic Names Versus Common Names
  • Principle of Priority
  • Name Changes
  • Choice, Construction and Spelling of Names
  • Plant Classification

Soil Science

  • How Soil is Formed
  • Kinds of Parent Material
  • Weathering
  • Physical Disintegration
  • Chemical Decomposition
  • Effects of Climate
  • Effects of Land Surface Features
  • Effects of Plant and Animals
  • Effects of Time
  • Composition of Soil
  • Characteristics of Soil
  • Colour
  • Soil Structure
  • Texture
  • How to Improve Soil Structure
  • Chemical Conditions
  • Soil Degradation
  • Types of Soil Degradation
  • Erosion
  • Manmade Causes of Erosion
  • Types of Erosion
  • Control of Soil Erosion
  • Seed Planting Techniques to Counter Erosion
  • Salinity
  • Sources of Salt
  • Control Methods for Salinity
  • Soil Acidification
  • Other Soil Problems
  • Overcoming Chemical Damage
  • Soil Tests
  • Methods of Measuring pH
  • Plant Nutrition

Nutrient Elements

  • Micronutrients
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sulphur
  • Minor Elements
  • Common Deficiencies and Their Symptoms
  • Feeding Plants
  • Inorganic Fertilisers
  • Organic Fertilisers
  • Some Types of Organic Fertilisers
  • Conditions for Making Composting
  • What Can Be Put into Compost
  • Main Reasons for Compost Failing
  • Guidelines for Using Compost

Plant Pests, Diseases and Problems

  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Insect Characteristics
  • Mouthparts
  • Legs
  • Life Cycle
  • Insect Classification
  • Order of Insects
  • Other Types of Pests
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Life Cycle of a Disease
  • Plant Viruses
  • Detection
  • Control
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Controlling Pests and Diseases
  • Chemical Control Characteristics
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Soil Treatment Controls:
  • Rules for Handling Chemicals
  • Damage to the Environment
  • Main Approaches to Bio-Control
  • Advantages of Bio-Control
  • Disadvantages of Bio-Control
  • Natural Pest and Disease Control
  • To Keep Your Garden Clean
  • Physical Controls
  • Traps
  • Repellent Devices
  • Pest Predators
  • Attracting Predators and Parasites
  • Foliage Burn
  • Drainage Problems
  • Frost
  • Hail
  • Shade
  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Salt
  • Organic Gardening
  • What is Organic Gardening
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Types of Mycorrhizae
  • Earthworms


  • Main Methods of Weed Control
  • Advantages of Hand Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Hand Weeding
  • Mechanical Weeding
  • Advantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Advantages of Chemical Control
  • Disadvantages of Chemical Control
  • Shrub Management
  • Other Control Methods
  • Herbicide and Safety Measures

Basic Propagation

  • Introduction
  • Sexual Propagation
  • Hybrid Seed
  • Naturally Occurring Seed
  • Types of Seeds
  • Dormancy Factors Affecting Germination
  • Pre-germination Treatments
  • Seed-sowing Mixes must Provide:
  • Commonly Used Mixtures
  • Seed Boxes and Seed Beds
  • Preparing Seed Boxes and Trays
  • Preparing Seed Beds
  • How To Sow Seed
  • Thinning Seedlings
  • Transplanting
  • Storing Seed
  • Factors Affecting the Storage of Seed
  • Ways of Storing Seed
  • Asexual Propagation
  • Cuttings
  • Types of Cuttings
  • Cutting Treatments
  • Other Treatments
  • Grafting
  • Reasons for Budding and Grafting
  • How a Graft Forms
  • Factors Influencing the Healing of a Graft
  • What Can Be Grafted Onto What
  • Types of Grafts
  • Layering
  • Types of Layering
  • Separation and Division
  • Tissue Culture
  • Uses of Tissue Culture
  • Problems with Tissue Culture

Amenity Horticulture, Plant Groups and Families

  • Introduction
  • Plant Groups
  • Subgroups
  • Important Plant Families
  • Plants in amenity horticulture are usually chosen for the following reasons:
  • Selection Considerations
  • Environmental Influences on Plant Selection
  • Environmental Factors that Affect Plants
  • Before selecting plants inspect them carefully taking note of the following
  • Shrubs
  • Shrubs can be used for Amenity Horticulture in the following ways
  • Trees
  • Why Plant Trees
  • Problems

Planting and Plant Care

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for Containerised Plants
  • Planting Procedure for Bare-Rooted Plants
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Transplanting Established Plants
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • Ideas
  • After Care for Newly Planted Plants
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When To Feed With Fertilisers
  • Using Organic Materials
  • Protecting From Pests and Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or Diseased Wood
  • Controlling the Type of Growth
  • Controlling Shape and Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Cutting Back Herbaceous Plants
  • Pinching Back
  • Dead Heading
  • Plant Wounds Occur in Different Ways
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Plant Notes and Indigenous Plants

  • Introduction
  • Factors Influencing Plant Growth
  • Plant Origins
  • Indigenous Pla nts in Britain
  • Important Indigenous Plants
  • The Value of Indigenous Plants

Exotic Plants

  • Introduction
  • Origins of Common Exotic Garden Pants
  • Popular Garden Plants
  • Rose Groups
  • Rose Terminology
  • Conifers
  • Bulbs
  • Ferns
  • Palms

Indoor Plants

  • Conditions in Inside Environment differ from Outdoors
  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Methods of Maintaining Humidity
  • Important Plant Care
  • Notes on Indoor Plants
  • Types Container Materials


  • Introduction
  • Lawns and the Environment
  • Lawn Shapes and Design
  • Lawn and Garden Edges
  • Using Edges to the Best Effect
  • Types of Lawn Grasses
  • Common Couch or Kweek [Cynodon dactylon
  • Kikuyu [Pennisetum clandestinum]
  • Buffalo [Stenotaphrum secundum]
  • Chewing Fescue [Festuca rubra var. comutata]
  • L. M Grass [Dactyloctenium australe]
  • Browntop Bent [Agrostis tenuis]
  • Kentucky Blue Grass [Poa pratense]
  • Perennial Ryegrass [Lolium perenne]
  • Ways to Establish a Lawn
  • Preparing the Ground
  • How To Sow Lawn Seed
  • How To Lay Instant Lawn
  • How To Plants Runners
  • How To Plant Plugs
  • Watering Established Lawns
  • Feeding Established Lawns
  • Mowing
  • Lawn Care Techniques

Course 4 - Floristry


Module 1 – Introduction and care

  • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
  • General flower and plant care
  • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

Module 2 – Identification and cutting

  • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
  • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
  • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

  • Various architectural flowers and stems
  • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
  • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

  • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
  • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

Module 5 - Displays

  • The creative design process
  • The basic rules of flower arranging
  • The principles of creating floral decorations

Module 6 – Designs

  • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
  • What equipment and materials are required for designs
  • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

Module 7 – Wedding functions

  • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
  • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
  • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

Module 8 – Other occasions

  • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
  • Appropriate displays for funerals
  • Constructing the display
  • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

  • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
  • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
  • Floral relay services  

Module 10 - Business practices

  • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
  • Building good relationships with customers

Course 5 - Farming Management


The Scope and of Nature of the Farm Industry: The Farm Site

  • Type of Farm
  • What To Produce
  • Standards and Efficiencies
  • What is Management
  • Improving an Established Farm
  • Share Farming
  • Leasing
  • The Farm Site
  • Site Characteristics
  • Soil Management
  • Advantages of Clean Cultivation
  • Disadvantages of Clean Cultivation
  • Benefits of Retaining Cover Crops
  • Soil Degradation
  • Erosion
  • Salinity

Production Systems

  • Farms grow animals or plants
  • At a certain stage of growth, produce is obtained from the animal or plant
  • Variables
  • Choosing a Production System
  • Factors Influencing Animal Production Systems
  • Grazing Systems
  • Grazing Modifications
  • Lot Feeding
  • Managing Cattle in Lots
  • Problems with Lot-Fed Cattle
  • Pen Fattening of Cattle – One Method
  • Feed Lot Records
  • Working Out the Optimum Feeding Period
  • Pig Production
  • Poultry
  • Animal Breeding or Stud Operations
  • Cattle Semen Production
  • Cropping Systems
  • Hydroponic Production
  • Polyculture
  • Organic Farming and Gardening
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • Permaculture

Managing Livestock

  • Choosing what animals to grow
  • Stages of their life to be involved in
  • Methods to use in caring for them
  • Physical facilities that are available
  • Manpower, expertise and money available
  • The market
  • Choosing What Animals To Rear
  • Stages of the Life Cycle
  • Methods of Caring for Animals
  • Animal Health
  • The Healthy Animal
  • Causes of Ill Health
  • Preventing Illness
  • Vaccination Programmes
  • First Aid Kit for Farm Animals
  • Medicines
  • Tick and Mite Preparations
  • Wormers
  • The Hospital Pen
  • Monitoring the Hospital Plant
  • Quarantine
  • Slaughter
  • Post Mortem
  • Types of Wounds
  • Treating Wounds
  • Animal Foods
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Food Groups
  • Other Terms Used
  • Food Processing Terms
  • Water
  • Factors Affecting Water Intake
  • Shelter
  • Animal Management for Wool and Meat Production

Managing Pastures

  • Every livestock farmer is first and foremost a pasture farmer
  • Understanding and managing pasture is highly complex
  • Different stock graze in a variety of ways
  • Natural pasture is also constantly changing and developing according to the environment and number and types of animals that graze it
  • Farmers rarely have one sort of pasture
  • Choosing a Pasture
  • Seed Coating
  • Growth and Development of Grasses
  • Graze Half and Leave Half
  • Major Types of Pasture Grass
  • Legumes and Their Importance in Pasture
  • The Rhizobium Bacteria
  • Major Types of Legumes
  • Other Pasture Crops
  • Site Considerations
  • Characteristics of Annual and Perennial Grass
  • Establishing New Pastures
  • Grazing the New Pasture
  • Pasture Management Principles
  • Applying Grassland Management Principles

Managing Crops

  • Tasks Involved in Crop Production
  • Crop Selection
  • How Do You Decide What to Grow
  • Where To Get Helpful Information
  • Statistics
  • Planning the Crop

Managing Crops

  • Good Management of Materials and Equipment may involve:
  • Managing Equipment and Machinery
  • Deciding What Is Good To Buy
  • Rent or Buy
  • Alternatives
  • Engineering Efficiency
  • Cost
  • Quality of Product
  • Replacement Parts and Servicing
  • Developing Engineering Solutions
  • Maintenance Procedures and Scheduling
  • Periodic Inspections
  • Routing Upkeep
  • Contingent Work
  • Scheduling Work
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules for Operators
  • Tractors
  • Tractor Safety
  • Tractor Engine Fault Finding
  • Tractor Uses
  • Manual Tools
  • Materials
  • Feed Products
  • Fertilisers
  • Fuel

Computer Applications

  • Introduction
  • What Can a Computer Do
  • systems
  • How Does It Work
  • What Is Software
  • Environmental Control
  • Guidelines

Farm Structure and Building

  • Introduction
  • Construction and Design Considerations
  • Safety Considerations
  • Animal Shelters
  • Security
  • Fencing Materials
  • Ways To Use Fences
  • Considerations When Choosing A Gate
  • Water Trough Considerations
  • Cattle Handling Facilities
  • Housing Horses
  • Layout of Stables
  • Ideal Layout
  • Layout and Design Considerations
  • Barns
  • The Feed Room
  • The Tack Room
  • The Dairy – Questions For Planning
  • Siting of Dairy Premises
  • The Milking Shed
  • Dairy Room and Wash-Up Room
  • Milker’s Wash Room and Lavatory
  • Water Supply
  • Drainage
  • Equipment
  • Poultry – Layers

Financial Aspects

  • Financial Management
  • Rural Finance Sources
  • Financial Terminology and Record Keeping
  • Banks
  • How Banks Can Help You
  • Other Sources of Funds
  • Finding Finance
  • Investing Funds
  • The Money Market
  • Stocks
  • Financial Planning
  • Superannuation
  • Annuities
  • Life Assurance
  • Family Laws and Wills
  • Financial Records
  • Setting Up A Business
  • Trusts
  • Tax


  • Introduction
  • Increasing Produce Value
  • Intermediary Marketing Options
  • Direct To The Public Marketing Options
  • Marketing Involves
  • Supply and Demand
  • The Marketing Mix
  • marketing
  • Checklist
  • Managing Farm Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing Tasks
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Meat Marketing
  • Wool Marketing
  • Marketing Poultry
  • Beef Marketing
  • Marketing in the Horse Industry
  • Goats
  • Marketing Crops

Farm Planning

  • Plan For
  • Short Term Operations
  • Farm Business Structures
  • Managing Risk
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning Processes
  • Whole Farm Planning
  • Production Planning
  • Farm Management Plans
  • Preparing A Farm Business Plan

Staff Management

  • Interview, Recruitment and Staff Induction
  • The Interview Process
  • Interviewing Rules
  • Orders
  • Procedure for Giving Detailed Instructions
  • Procedure for Dealing with Instructions not correctly Carried out
  • Motivating Employees
  • Work Scheduling
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Farm Safety
  • Duty of Care
  • Employer Duties
  • Employee Duties
  • For Legal Protection You Need:
  • Problem Areas for Safety
  • Reduce Manual Handling
  • Protective Equipment
  • Dealing with Chemicals
  • Safety With Tools and Equipment
  • Safety Audit

Water Management

  • Major Issues
  • Water Uses on Farms
  • Sources of Water
  • Natural Water Resources
  • Water Quality
  • Water Quality Problems
  • Pollution
  • Irrigation


  • Introduction
  • Possibilities
  • Market Produce Ideas
  • Other Ideas

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