Learn Herbal Medicine
Bring the Power of Nature to your Home
This course provides all the information you need to get started creating your own herbal medicines, which actually work, for you and your family/friends.
17 Modules explaining how to grow, gather, store and prepare herbal medicine for you and your family.
Lifetime access to all materials PLUS a bonus copy of my latest Herbal Medicine Book, worth £11.95!
Sorrell and Herbal Medicine
I have loved making remedies with herbs since childhood; my toys were my first patients – drinking herbal tea made from the fennel growing in the family garden. I had no understanding about the real healing power of herbs till much later in life.
My journey into medical herbalism began with my own healing. At the tender age of 19 my body began to seriously struggle, I could not eat or digest food. For 6 months I lost weight until I looked like a skeleton with skin on. I sought alternatives because I had no choice – every remedy the doctors tried failed, my body rejected it instantly with violent purging, and all food was received in the same way.
I was lucky enough to find a therapist that understood my condition in a different way, she saw an emotional component, but more importantly also knew about herbs that could help me heal physically, to treat my symptoms and start my body’s healing process back to 100% health. She gave me a single herb called Calendula officinalis – it worked instantly and within 3 days I was eating and putting on weight again. I was transformed so powerfully by this powerful yet gentle herb, physically and emotionally – I was living again, growing, digesting food and I felt amazing to be on the upward spiral of life.
This powerful personal experience helped me realise there is a huge potential for herbal medicine to be incorporated within our western lifestyle to help us heal our physical and emotional wounds. Sometimes the doctors medicine cabinet does not hold the remedy or the cure. I found a Science Degree course, trained as a Medical Herbalist and passionately started to teach as soon as I could so I could share this knowledge with all who were interested too.
I have learnt that herbs can help you heal. With the right knowledge and application, you can heal many common conditions and alleviate their associated uncomfortable symptoms. Herbs can transform how your body feels, thinks and acts right down to the cellular level.
Herbs were once the only medicine we had available to us, so this knowledge of how to use herbs was more common place. It is still the only medicine available in many parts of the world. The tradition of using herbs as medicine been lost over time in some Western countries, but less so in other parts of the world like Germany and India, Russia and China where Doctors are still trained in Herbal Medicine alongside allopathic pharmaceutical drug applications. I recall my doctor as a child prescribing valerian instead of valium to my mother to soothe her and help her sleep (her mother was addicted to valium – valerian is a non-addictive herb equivalent working on the same brain receptors). But over time we have stopped teaching our Western doctors about herbs and this is a great shame in a way but there is hope.
This course is my way of reclaiming for us as a community the knowledge and practical wisdom that Herbal Medicine has to offer – this once commonly held knowledge is simple, accessible, and safe for you to explore with a little guidance from me and the continued support that these course materials can offer you.
We introduce you to what herbal medicine has to offer, & how we make remedies that actually work.
Video (15:42) and PDF
A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down! Making syrups and how to use them as medicines.
Video (7:14) and PDF
Not just skin deep, ointments can treat deeper issues like arthritis, learn how to create your own ointment for multiple common complaints.
Video (7:10) and PDF
10: Foraging Herbs
Where do the herbs come from? All around us – there is literally a pharmacy under growing at feet! Lets go for a walk & find them together…
Video (18:30) and PDF
13: Aromatic Waters
An alcohol-free method of using aromatic herbs & creating a delicious medicine that can be stored as a liquid for several months. A simple method with equipment you can find in your own kitchen.
Video (10:01) and PDF
How we make essential oils & aromatic waters using a more advanced method of distillation, and a demonstration of how to use some for the distillation equipment available.
Video (3:49) and PDF
2: Hot & Cold Infusions
How to use leaves, flowers and fruit peel in infusions to create healing teas & tisanes
Video (16:42) and PDF
5: Tinctures, Glycerites & Vinegar Extracts
Extracting the medicinal properties of herbs into a liquid medicine, including alcohol, vinegar and glycerine for long term storage & concentrated remedies.
Video (21:05) and PDF
8: Introduction in Growing and Foraging Herbs
Methods of foraging UK herbs, many of which also grow all over the planet. Using flower keys and medicinal herb books to assist your journey of discovery.
Video (2:09) and PDF
11: Gardening, Gathering, Drying and Storing
Creating a collection of herbs for your home to keep you healthy and happy all year round.
Video (24:50) and PDF
14: Edibles (Part 1)
We often include herbs in our diet for taste, but what are the common yet medicinal herbs we can buy from the shops, how to use in our diet to help us heal & be at our best.
Video (10:34) and PDF
Its time to round up our time together – here we offer you a few more resources to help you progress further.
Video (0:53) and PDF
An extraction process that involves using roots, barks & berries.
Video (8:42) and PDF
6: Infused Oils
Creating massage oils and skin products in simple effective oil infusions.
Video (11:14) and PDF
9: Herbs you can grow in your garden
Create your own herb garden, using simple free gardening techniques taking cuttings & sowing seeds. Sometimes if you know what to look for the herbs just turn up all by themselves!
Video (30:09) and PDF
A more modern application for us all to try, as powders are now readily available to buy. We teach you how to create & use herbal powders to make your own combination herbal capsules.
Video (11:09) and PDF
15: Edibles (Part 2)
More recipes for you to enjoy & try at home, building your confidence in practical ways.
Video (4:35) and PDF
18: Bonus Item - Herbal Remedies: how to make, use and grow them (2nd Edition)
This book teaches you to identify, grow and harvest medicinal plants. It shows you how to make a range of simple medicines including ointments, salves, syrups, oils, compresses, infusions and decoctions. There are sections on body systems, explaining which herbs are useful for a range of ailments, and detailed herb monographs. This second edition has been revised to take account of recent changes in UK legislation.
176 pages, RRP £11.95.
About your Teacher
Sorrell Robbins BSc(Hons), MNIMH, PGCert Ed. is a leading expert in natural health based in Margate, UK.
Sorrell has over 25 years experience in natural health with professional qualifications in Herbal Medicine, Advanced Hypnotherapy, Clinical Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage, complimented by certificates in Shamanic healing and Advanced Rei-ki.
She teaches natural health at all levels, from beginners to advanced postgraduate. Her clients include The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy, Learn-Direct, The Shoreditch Spa and The University of West London. She founded Plant Spirit Medicine Woman, a thriving multi-disciplinary practice in London, in 2006 which has since relocated to Margate.
Medical Herbalist, teacher and Mother Sorrell Robbins knows the healing secrets that nature has to offer us.
She has integrated her scientific training and over 25 years of experience as a Medical Herbalist, teacher and Mother to create a practical course to provide you with the skill you need to use herbs safely and effectively.
Sorrell is passionate about giving back this once held common knowledge of herbal medicine to all our human family, to enhance our wellbeing on all levels, mind body and spirit!
What format is the course delivered in?
The course consists of 17 high quality, practical and informative videos, combined with individual reference guides for each, as well as a copy of Sorrell’s latest book.
Will this just be a long list of boring videos?
We certainly hope not! Sorrell is very comfortable and engaging on screen, and these videos have been made by an award winning production company.
How quickly will I learn to use Herbal Medicine for me and my family if I take this course?
Straight away! This course gives you ideas on everything you need to help you and your family, from growing herbs to foraging wild plants, to making different medicines.
Will I get to keep everything for a one-off price?
Yes! All the video links, pdf and ebooks will be sent to your email address as soon as you complete the transaction.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you have enrolled and never ends! It’s a completely self paced course – you get to decide when you start and finish.
Before you go
This online course is for anyone wishing to discover how to utilise the power of herbs as a medicine, for their own healing or to help maintain the health of family and friends.
Backed up by scientific knowledge and 25 years of experience Medical Herbalist, Mother and teacher Sorrell Robbins will build your confidence in using simple herbs we find all around us.
Teaching you the practical skills required to grow, harvest, store and make herbal remedies such as ointments, syrups, tinctures and teas.
This course will change the way you see the world around you as the herbs we use are all easy to find and may be already in your diet as foods – our native herbal pharmacy is waiting for you to discover it’s healing secrets!
“I want you to complete this course feeling confident that you are capable of making your own effective herbal remedies to treat common complaints safely and know how to apply them in every day life.
I really hope you join me on this explorative adventure to transform your health naturally.”