With the Skills of Natural Medicine






    • 12 open-and-go lessons (minimal prep)
    • All *DIGITAL* guidebooks included to cover the whole family, aged pre-reader to adult
      • All guidebooks are specifically choreographed to be used together
    • Core Connections are included, to extend this into an all-in-one unit study, covering multiple school subjects (all ages)
    • Just download, use on any device (or print, if desired) and go!
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    • You get to keep your products forever, to be reused over and over again as the children grow


Our units are taught through living book format.They are applicable to all age levels, pre-reader to adult.  If you would like to see how we adjust each level for difficulty (while allowing the whole family to come together), please visit this page HERE.


This unit is the first in our series of natural medicine!  Through it, your entire family will be able to come together and learn (all ages) about natural medicine in all forms!  Throughout the unit, you will be gaining hands-on experience in tinctures, oils, salves, poultices, infusions, and so much more.  This unit is so comprehensive!  We made sure to include living book format to draw in the youngest of learners, while also maintaining advanced level for the adults and older students!  If you want to teach your family about medicine, health, herbs, anatomy, history, foraging, application, AND how to stand upon the evidence behind it (and we’re just hitting a few points)… then this is for you!   There are additional activities ranging from respiratory capacity to golden coffee to dandelion cookies to full dinners, too!  If you want to see what else is included, you can keep scrolling…


This can be used as core curriculum (with Core Connections) or as an extracurricular (without Core Connections). To see what is covered in each unit, go HERE.

Natural Medicine Units (a little bit of extra info)

UNIT #1 INCLUDES (this is not a full list):

  • Living story to help captivate children and bring them into the skill with you (vital for the topic!)
  • Directions for daily application
  • Distinctions between (and misconceptions about): herbalism, naturopathy, homeopathy, etc.
  • Menstruum
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Infusions (including creation/application)
  • Decoctions (including creation/application)
  • Dried and Fresh herbs or spices (including preparation/application)
  • Syrups (including creation/application)
  • Oil extractions (including creation/application)
  • Salves (including creation/application)
  • Butters
  • Balms
  • Extractions
  • Cinnamon
  • Herbal Vinegar (creation/application)
  • Tinctures (including creation/application)
  • Essential oil (**quick intro with more to come in following units)
  • Poultice (including creation/application)
  • Folk method (not advised; alternatives taught)
  • Primary and secondary responses to foods or herbs
  • Visceral responses & hormones
  • Respiratory tract
  • History of natural medicine (in cultures)
  • Phytonutrients
  • Carnosine
  • Colloidal Oats
  • Herbal teas
  • Fire Cider
  • Preservatives
  • Teas
  • L-Ascorbic Acid and skin
  • Cytokine response
  • Gut health
  • Probiotics
  • Prebiotics
  • Sugar
  • Leaky gut
  • Deficiencies
  • Papaya seeds
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Homemade yogurt
  • Creat/green chiretta
  • Respiratory Health
  • Lung Capacity
  • Asthma
  • Creating formulas: Key herb, supporting herb, balancing herbs, catalysts
  • Myrrh
  • Frankincense
  • The problems with natural medicine
  • The problems with conventional medicine
  • Lympathic and immune system
  • Echinacea
  • Magnesium
  • Misconceptions in natural medicine
  • Elderberry-astragalus syrup
  • NAC
  • Glutathione
  • Definitions in natural and herbal medicine
  • Treating underlying issue vs. symptoms
  • Gingko
  • Original prescriptions on cuneiform
  • Hippocrates on natural medicine
  • Bloodletting
  • Pomegranates
  • Garlic
  • Green tea
  • Mullein
  • Xylitol and grape seed extract
  • Chamomile
  • Herbal constituents:
  • Bitter principles intro
  • Cardiac Glycosides intro
  • Cyanogenic Glycosides intro
  • Flavones & Flavanoid glycosides intro
  • Minerals intro
  • Phenols & Phenolic Glycosides intro
  • Polysaccharides intro
  • Saponins intro
  • Immune syrup
  • Tannins intro
  • Vitamins
  • Volatile Oils intro
  • Acids intro
  • Alcohols
  • Broth
  • Drying herbs
  • Using fresh herbs
  • Foraging/wildcrafting
  • Potatoes
  • Lookalikes
  • Green drinks
  • Flower essence
  • Herbal formulas
  • Garlic lemonade
  • Butter Balls
  • Dandelion Cookies
  • Golden Coffee
  • Tips for when to harvest (foraging)
  •  Calendars for when to harvest (foraging)
  •  Safety for foraging
  •  Urushiol
  •  Plantain weed
  •  Dandelion
  •  Pineappleweed
  • Latin/Botanical vs. common names
  • Reference books vs guidebooks
  • Natural medicine with whole foods and nutrition and hydration
  • Bottled water and human bodies
  • Testing the scientific evidence, finding legitimate sources
  • Anti-virals in natural medicine
  • Anti-inflammatories in natural medicine
  • Cytoprotective propertjes
  • Cancer
  • Influenza, Covid, H1N1, H6N1
  • Anti-septics and antitumor properties
  • Willow trees
  • Natural medicine vs. Western medicine
  • Turmeric/Curcumin
  • Licorice Root
  • Bioavailability of substances
  • Pharmaceutical history
  • Pharmacology of plants
  • Standard of care
  • Jobs in natural medicine vs. jobs in conventional medicine
  • Songs/Jingles to help with memory retention
  • Biochemical languages
  • Some herbal profiles with additional links
  • Alkaloidal activity of plants

UNITS 2/3…? If Customers vote on it…

  • Homeopathy — should/could be its own unit (including “like cures like” concepts, dilutions, Mother tinctures, succussion, with spotlights on Arnica, Aconite, Nux Vom, Hypericum, Belladonna, Are Album, Apis, Bryonia, Ledum, Pulsatilla, etc, etc)
  • Quercitin
  • Garbling
  • Marc
  • Deeper insight into all topics from unit #1 (going deeper into the body and mechanisms/heating/cooling/anatomy/etc)
  • More on vinegars
  • Solubility
  • Maceration
  • Decanting
  • Heart health specifics and circulation
  • Natural medicine for dental health
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Emotion, mood, and mental health (including ADHD/ODD and toxins and holistic approaches)
  • Essential oils (could be its own unit; it depends on how much content we keep and dive into or streamline when we put it through our editing)
  • Dual/double tinctures
  • Distillations
  • UTIs and Kidney Health
  • Sleep
  • Fungus-specific studies
  • Veterinary application
  • More on carrier oils
  • More on penicillin
  • Chickweed
  • Violet
  • Lemon balm
  • Calendula
  • Marshmallow
  • Burdock
  • Deeper insight into herbalism and the whole plant vs. different parts
  • Heat (more on temperature effects on certain plants)
  • Dopamine vs. Serotonin
  • Music’s role in natural medicine
  • Cilantro and heavy metals
We developed this unit with information and direction obtained from shadowing professionals in the industry, including: Naturopathic doctors, herbalists, homeopath, physical therapist, MDs/DO (for compare/contrast), and a lot more.  As always, everything was fact-checked.  Nothing was published without verifying with clinical studies, peer reviewed clinical studies, randomized controlled trials and other primary sources.

Additional information


Cooking, Emotional Health, Foraging, Plant Identification, Self Care, Yogurt Making


U.S. History – Important People/Inventions/Events


Applied Science (medicine, etc.)


Medical Field




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Reviews (1)

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  1. Lauren Kalik (verified owner)

    What a fantastic unit this was! My children loved learning about all the plants and the fun projects that went along with it. As a parent one of my favorite things about this unit is research report. They did a great job taking the kids through the process of writing a report that wasn’t at all overwhelming!

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