Hill College’s Botany, Herbal Medicine Making, Wild Crafting, and Plant Identification

This course will teach you how to identify, harvest, grow, and create medicine with local edible and medicinal plants.  Combined with understanding biology topics of genetics, epigenetics, phylogeny, and photosynthesis, students will learn which medicine making techniques to use with which plant phytochemicals, as well as why and how these phytochemicals are medicinal.  Students will learn to make herbal oils, tinctures, salves, vinegars, teas, and electuaries, how to start medicinal herb seeds, and how to make an herbarium with locally harvested plants.  Students will also learn the basics of FDA compliance for selling herbal products.  The missing link to nutrition!

Further details for the Botany (1411)  class description can be found by scrolling down to the Biology Course Summary and Student Reviews section of the website.