Natural Pharmacy

Anadolu University
Today, medicinal plants have been used more commonly as a result of the

growing interest in natural medicines in order to prevent side effects of synthetic


Medicinal plants (certain parts of plants or extracts obtained from plants) have

been used for therapeutic purposes in human beings and animals.

This course focuses on herbal medicines prepared at home for symptomatic

treatment of simple diseases (e.g. common cold). The course explains the

purposes of using herbal medicines, how to use and prepare them, and their

potential harms. This course mainly offers information on linden, mint, sage,

hibiscus, coltsfoot, echinacea and thyme, i.e. the most commonly used herbs for

therapeutic purposes.

Week 1. History of medicinal plants, medicinal plants in Turkey and the world,

points to consider about medicinal plants, making herbal tea

Week 2. Effects and preparation of Tilia sp. (linden) and Mentha sp. (mint)

Week 3. Effects and preparation of Salvia sp. (sage) and thyme

Week 4. Effects and preparation of Althea officinalis (hibiscus), Tussilago farfara

(coltsfoot) and Echinacea sp.

Language: Turkish


Duration: 0 weeks

Hours of study: 25 hours

EQF-Level: EQF level 5 - Foundation/Diploma of Higher Education



Delivery mode: Learn anywhere online



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