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  ON February 03,2023

Valentine’s Day, The Herbal Way: Herbs, Gifts, Treats, and Unlocking Pleasure With Aphrodisiacs

Picture Valentine’s Day, the herbal way! This holiday embraces, and often evokes, a powerful feeling— love. Sharing how we feel about others and ourselves, and tying that all together with a pretty herbal bow, is just how we like to do things. We have pulled together ideas for an herbal Valentine’s Day that will help…

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  ON January 31,2023

Herbal Academy Student Feature: Robin Ahrens (@barberryherbal)

Our Student Feature this month is with Robin Ahrens, owner of Barberry Herbal, where she works as an herbalism educator that teaches others how to forage and learn about the plants growing around them. Robin has completed Herbal Academy’s Advanced Herbal Course, Intermediate Herbal Course, and Becoming an Herbalist Mini Course. HA: Please tell us…

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How To Make Your Home Smell Good With Essential Oil Diffuser Blends | Herbal Academy | Aromatic herbs and essential oils can create a homey atmosphere for your family to enjoy. Make your home smell good with essential oil diffuser blends!
  ON January 24,2023

Cold and Flu Essential Oils for Children

The best way to avoid the tell-tale signs of cold and flu is to deter illness from entering your home in the first place. However, unfortunately, no matter how much handwashing, surface disinfecting, citrus essential oil diffusing, and mask wearing we do, our children may still develop some type of upper respiratory infection during the…

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  ON January 20,2023

Starting Herbs From Seed

Have you ever wanted to start growing herbs from seed? We are delighted to share our friend Richo Cech’s new book, Growing Plant Medicine: The Medicinal Herb Grower, Volume 1, with you today to give you some base knowledge for starting herbs from seed for your herbal garden. In this book, you’ll discover theory and…

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  ON January 12,2023

To Tonify or Purify? That Is the Question

As we bid ado to the year gone by and welcome a fresh new turn of the calendar, it is not uncommon to crave practices that create a sense of clarity and renewal. After holiday feasts and merriment, you may yearn for simpler foods or wonder if it’s time for a cleanse. However, with the…

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  ON January 06,2023

DIY Pickled Cattail Shoots

The following excerpt and Cattail Shoots recipe is from Pascal Baudar’s book Wildcrafted Vinegars: Making and Using Acetic Acid Ferments for Quick Pickles, Hot Sauces, Soups, Salad Dressings, Pastes, Mustards, and More (Chelsea Green Publishing, Oct 2022) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. Cattail Cattail loves wetland habitats, and it grows along the…

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  ON January 03,2023

The Majestic Honey Bee in Ancient Greece + 3 Recipes with Greek Honey to Try at Home

The majestic honey bee (Apis spp.) has been celebrated for thousands of years by civilizations across the world. In ancient Greece, the honey bee was a symbol of birth, death, and rebirth—transformational themes connected to the mysterious and supernatural realms. As the creator of honey, the first known sweetener in Greek antiquity, the honey bee…

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How To Stay Energetically Balanced During Winter | Herbal Academy | Stay energetically balanced during winter with foods, herbs, and lifestyle choices that will help you stay well and vibrant through the season ahead. 
  ON December 30,2022

Embracing the Silence of Winter With Intention

We are now in the heart of the winter season here in the northern hemisphere. With its shorter days, longer nights, and colder temperatures, winter has not always been a season I’ve enjoyed. The lack of sunlight can lead to winter blues, now known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and poor weather can leave us…

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