All-Natural Pest Control Treatments | Herbal Academy | Check out these all-natural pest control preparations for your garden taken from Tammy Hartung's book, Homegrown Herbs.
  ON May 15,2021

All-Natural Pest Control Treatments

This excerpt is from Tammi Hartung’s book Homegrown Herbs and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. There are numerous methods for controlling insect pests in the garden, field, or greenhouse. Prevention will always be your best approach, but if that fails, consider beneficial insects or nonchemical pest controls. Do your best to address problems…

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  ON May 13,2021

Moon Cycle Tea for Painful Period Cramps

Many people have experienced painful period cramps at some point. Period cramps may be anywhere from mild to debilitating, making someone want to stay in bed all day long. Severe period pain is not normal and warrants a professional assessment as it can be a sign of conditions such as endometriosis. Mild to moderate pain…

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  ON May 11,2021

Love Your Liver Herbal Tincture

Urban dwellers should consider an herbal liver tincture as part of their daily routine. When living in an environment where air quality, pollutants, and water quality are more of a daily challenge, it’s vital to ensure that your liver is functioning in tip-top shape. The liver carries over 500 functions in the body and is…

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4 Options for Herbal Ground Cover
  ON May 08,2021

5 Easy to Grow Perennial Herbs for Busy Gardeners

For anyone who has attempted gardening, it can be hugely disappointing to spend an entire weekend setting up your garden and then watch your garden plants decline or wither because you were wrapped up in work and life responsibilities and didn’t have time to take care of it. On the other hand, having a garden…

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  ON May 06,2021

Moon-Inspired Herbal Pancakes and Cookies

It was a full moon day, so I decided to create herbal pancakes and cookies inspired by the moon. This is how I often start my kitchen creations. Intuitively, I choose from my collection of natural ingredients. I am inspired by nature and I like to create from feeling. I rarely follow recipes. Colors are…

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Vining Herbs: Take Gardening to New Heights | Herbal Academy | Vining herbs make a flourish in the garden and, if you choose the right plants, they can also be a helpful addition to your home apothecary.
  ON May 04,2021

Vining Herbs: Take Gardening to New Heights

Vining plants do so much for a garden. Vertical climbing plants take up minimal ground space and add height and texture to the garden scape. They will hide unsightly garden walls or become a whimsical focal point when grown on an arched trellis or pergola. Trellised vining plants grown on porches and patios can provide…

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  ON April 30,2021

Bedtime Herbal Bitters Recipe

Making your own herbal remedies feels empowering in a cultural climate that seems increasingly disconnected from nature. There’s a beauty to the process, and a sense of simplicity, too. One of the most accessible remedies for new herbalists is a tincture of bitter herbs. It’s easy to make, and it gives you a little freedom…

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California Poppy Benefits + Recipe | Herbal Academy | Learn a materia medica on the beneficial California poppy benefits, plus a recipe for California Poppy Vinegar.
  ON April 29,2021

California Poppy Benefits + Recipe

California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), the state flower of California, is a beautiful wildflower that has been an ally to western-dwelling Indigenous peoples for long before there was a United States, let alone a United States Pharmacopeia. In this post, I will share with you a materia medica on the beneficial California poppy benefits, which should…

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Safe Essential Oils For Pregnancy | Herbal Academy | What makes an essential oil safe during pregnancy? In this article we will explore important aspects of safe essential oils for pregnancy.
  ON April 27,2021

Safe Essential Oils For Pregnancy

What makes an essential oil safe to use during pregnancy? Essential oils are potent extractions of the most volatile components found in plant matter. Thus, each botanical species should be carefully considered before use. Furthermore, essential oils should be more heavily diluted during this time—one important aspect of safe essential oils for pregnancy.   Plants containing…

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