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 06,2019

How To Stay Energetically Balanced During Winter

When you think of winter, what comes to mind? Sparkling snowflakes, red berries, and evergreens? Hot chocolate and twinkling lights? Or dark, quiet days?  For all of the winter lovers out there, this cool, dark season can provide a wonderful opportunity to simplify life and to slow down and reflect on the past year. However,…

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8 Herbal Holiday Preparations to Start Brewing Now! | Herbal Academy | Now is the time to get started making herbal gifts that require time to brew! Here are eight of our favorite herbal holiday preparations to start now.
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  ON December 03,2019

8 Herbal Holiday Preparations to Start Brewing Now!

The holiday season can feel like a whirlwind with the days tumbling from one to the next, and if you are anything like me, too often your dreams of herbal crafting are lost in the flurry. You may even find that you no longer have the time needed to brew up those special herbal holiday…

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Pumpkin Spice Wellness Benefits You Should Know About | Herbal Academy | Fall equals pumpkin spice season! Learn about pumpkin spice wellness benefits and how to bring that true pumpkin spice flavor into your everyday life.
  ON November 20,2019

Pumpkin Spice Wellness Benefits You Should Know About

It’s officially fall in North America. Many things hearken this wonderful transitional season: cozy sweaters, big scarves, falling leaves, scary movies, and treasured final harvests from vegetable gardens. Few things are more emblematic to the season, however than pumpkin spice. It’s a flavor that many find entirely comforting. Feelings associated with the blend of spices…

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3 Conifer Cordial Recipes for Winter Wellness | Herbal Academy | Learn about three different types of conifer trees and their wellness benefits, as well as how to use them in three conifer cordial recipes! 
  ON November 15,2019

3 Conifer Cordial Recipes for Winter Wellness

The fresh scent and sight of conifers symbolize winter and the coming of colder months. Conifers have long provided habitat for animals and materials humans use for shelter, clothing, tools, and transportation, and they have also provided food for animals and humans as well. But did you know that they have also been used in…

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3 New Goods Shop Products You’re Going To Love | Herbal Academy | We've just released 3 new Goods Shop products today. Our new Seasonal Foraging Poster, Plant Steward Tote Bag, and Herbal Stickers are available!
  ON November 05,2019

3 New Goods Shop Products You’re Going To Love

We are always busily creating new offerings behind the scenes here at the Herbal Academy, and today, we are so excited to share our new Goods Shop products with you! Each of these unique botanical-themed products will add beauty to your own herbal practice and studies or make a great holiday gift for the herbalist…

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Reviving Horehound: 6 Ways You Can Use This Traditional Herb | Herbal Academy | Horehound is an herb that carries many useful properties but has fallen off the map in recent times. Learn six ways you can use this traditional herb today.
  ON November 01,2019

Reviving Horehound: 6 Ways You Can Use This Traditional Herb

Truly an age-old herb, horehound (Marrubium vulgare) was a staple in ancient Egyptian medicine and traditional Greek medicine for a significant period (Holmes, 1989) and has enjoyed a familiar position in various folk traditions. Eclectic herbalists employed horehound to “increase secretions of the skin” (otherwise known as “sweating”), help support a chronic cough, and even…

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The History, Mythology, and Offerings of Hawthorn | Herbal Academy | Come hear of the myths, benefits, and offerings of hawthorn, and get two easy hawthorn recipes to use throughout the fall season as well. 
  ON October 28,2019

The History, Mythology, and Offerings of Hawthorn

With the arrival of fall, I am excited for the hawthorn trees to begin ripening their fruits to crimson, soon ready for harvesting. Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) is a member of the Rosaceae family. This botanical family also contains red raspberry (Rubus ideaus) and wild rose (Rosa woodsii), each of which, like hawthorn, protect themselves by…

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Health Benefits & Uses of Cassava Root | Herbal Academy | Cassava root is a versatile and nutritious root that's been used for food and wellness benefits for centuries. Learn how to use cassava root in this post!
  ON October 23,2019

Health Benefits And Uses of Cassava Root

We are lucky to have an abundance of gluten-free and paleo diet options available to us these days, and if you are anything like me, searching out new gluten-free options is a daily adventure. One vegetable getting a lot of recent attention is a versatile and nutritious root called cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) root. While…

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