A course in Bozeman taught people how to make natural, herbal medicines you can find in your back yard, with plants such as dandelions.
"We all discussed making medicines from herbs and plants of southwestern Montana," said Toyia Hatten, a certified clinical herbalist who taught the course.
Different herbs can be combined to make natural vinegars and teas.
"I like to use herbs in as many aspects of my day to day life as possible. So i like to make herbal vinegars to include in my foods, I like to do infused honeys to use with foods and teas. I make a lot of teas from locally dried herbs. You can use a lot of plants in your bath time and your shower and your skin care as well," Hatten said.
Hatten said natural medicines can benefit your health and your bank account.
"Getting out and actually getting the exercise and harvesting the herbs and then taking them home and making your own medicines ends up being a lot cheaper. Today we made a tincture from dried hops which were given to me. We made a tincture that cost us about three dollars to make today and if you went and bought it in a store you would be spending over a hundred dollars for the amount we made," she said.