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Psychotropic Plants Diploma Course

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Psychotropic Plants Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

Welcome to the world of psychotropic plants – plants that can affect your mental state! Across the globe, there has been a long tradition of using such plants for fun, for spiritual purposes, for self-exploration, for healing and sometimes for nefarious purposes. There’s a colourful spectrum of psychotropic plants and in the Psychotropic Plants Diploma Course, you’ll get an opportunity to explore plants at both ends of this spectrum, from the sedatives to the potent hallucinogenics.

To set you off on your journey safely, the course begins by imparting a foundational knowledge of neurochemistry. You’ll look at the structure and function of the nervous system and the chemistry behind the plant’s actions. You’ll also look at how these chemicals alter your body ...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – Psychopharmacology
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is the Nervous System?
  • Part 2: The Central Nervous System
  • Part 3: Pharmacology of Plants
  • Part 4: Classes of Psychotropic Plants
  • Part 5: Cognitive Enhancers and Sedatives
  • Part 6: Hallucinogens
  • Part 7: Active Constituents
  • Part 8: Using Psychotropic Plants Safely
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – The Witch’s Garden
  • Part 1: Poppy
  • Part 2: Mandrake
  • Part 3: Mugwort and Wormwood
  • Part 4: Belladonna
  • Part 5: Hyssop and Vervain
  • Part 6: Henbane
  • Part 7: Jimsonweed
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Toadstools
  • Part 1: The Curious Kingdom and the Importance of Identification
  • Part 2: Fly Agaric
  • Part 3: The Psilocybin “Magic” Mushrooms
  • Part 4: Types of Psilocybin Mushrooms I
  • Part 5: Types of Psilocybin Mushrooms II
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – The Psychotropic Plants of North America
  • Part 1: The Ilex Species
  • Part 2: Peyote
  • Part 3: Blue-Green Bulrush
  • Part 4: Ephedra
  • Part 5: Mescal Bean and Bitter Cherry
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – The Psychotropic Plants of Central and South America
  • Part 1: The Cacti
  • Part 2: Into the Forests
  • Part 3: The Tale of Two Beauties – Mimosa and Calea
  • Part 4: Ándale Andale and the Trio of Plants - Tobacco, Coca, Guarana
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – The Psychotropic Plants of Africa
  • Part 1: Iboga
  • Part 2: Cola Nitida
  • Part 3: Catha Edulis
  • Part 4: Areca Catechu
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – Psychotropic Plants From Distant Shores
  • Part 1: Peganum Harmala
  • Part 2: The Duboisia
  • Part 3: Myristica Fragrans
  • Part 4: Piper Methysticum
  • Part 5: Morning Glory Seeds
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 – Cannabis Sativa
  • Part 1: An Introduction to a Controversial Plant
  • Part 2: The Science Behind the Herb
  • Part 3: The Spirit Behind the Herb
  • Part 4: The Discussion of Addiction
  • Part 5: Regulation and Safety
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 – Psychotropics in Rituals
  • Part 1: Shamanism
  • Part 2: Peyote and the Ghost Dance
  • Part 3: Ayahuasca
  • Part 4: Bwiti and Iboga
  • Part 5: Native American Medical Ceremonies
  • Part 6: Witchcraft Ceremonies
  • Part 7: Witches Take Flight
  • Part 8: A British History of Psychotropic Plant Use
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10 – Psychotherapeutics
  • Part 1: Psychotropics in Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Part 2: When Plants Can Help
  • Part 3: Plant Allies
  • Part 4: Psychotropics for Insomnia
  • Part 5: The Ageing Mind
  • Part 6: The Adaptogens
  • Conclusion – How Was Your “Trip”?
  • Module 10 Assessment
Psychotropic Plants Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Covering the subject step-by-step, the Psychotropic Plants Diploma Course can be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history, uses, and cultural significance of a class of plants that are too often dismissed as solely related to criminal activity.

Those who have studied the beneficial effects of herbs and plants on the body will also enjoy discovering this new take on their area of expertise.


The Psychotropic Plants Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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