Homemade Butter with Lavender, Cardamom, and Fresh Flowers by Herbal Academy
  ON May 13,2024

Homemade Butter with Lavender, Cardamom, and Fresh Flowers

As we progress into spring and colorful, eye-popping buds open into bloom, you may be inspired to find more ways to incorporate edible flowers into your herbal preparations and culinary creations. Be it sweet or savory dishes, spreads, jams, or chutneys, edible flowers add color, flavor, and wellness benefits to everyday food items. Have you…

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3 Supportive Uses for Peppermint You Need to Know by Herbal Academy
  ON May 03,2024

3 Supportive Uses for Peppermint You Need to Know

A cheerful mint whose flavor and aroma have inspired candy canes, chewing gum, breath mints, and holiday goodies of all sorts, the uses for peppermint (Mentha x piperita) leaf as a versatile herb with numerous botanical benefits and usages are many. With a long history among Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese cultures, peppermint is…

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Herbal Academy Student Feature: Amber Benge (@gracewalkfarm) by Herbal Academy
  ON April 26,2024

Herbal Academy Student Feature: Amber Benge (@gracewalkfarm)

Amber Benge (@gracewalkfarm) is the owner of Grace Walk Farm where she teaches a gardening course, making money on a homestead, how to grow zinnias, and more! She is also a graduate of Herbal Academy’s The Foraging Course, Introductory Herbal Course, and the Herbal Materia Medica Course. She also ministers to her family, neighbors, and…

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How to Build a Culinary Kitchen for Herbalists by Herbal Academy
  ON April 18,2024

How to Build a Culinary Kitchen for Herbalists

The following excerpt is taken from the book Foraged & Grown by Tara Lanich-LaBrie. Tara takes us on a culinary kitchen journey to reconnect with our body and the natural world with 100 plant-inspired recipes. Foraged and Grown is a herbalist’s culinary kitchen journey through the seasons with recipes that highlight herbal ingredients and share…

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Lunar Herbalism: Plants Associated with the Moon by Herbal Academy
  ON April 10,2024

Lunar Herbalism: Plants Associated with the Moon

Studying the relationship between our botanical allies and planetary bodies is another way to understand plant energetics from a broad (perhaps universal!) perspective. This article will explore how certain herbs exemplify and express the qualities of one of our most beloved luminaries, the Moon.  As we deepen our relationship with plants and nature, we may…

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How to Choose Herbs for Sleep by Herbal Academy
  ON April 02,2024

How to Choose Herbs for Sleep

In her new book, Herbal Remedies for Sleep: How to Use Healing Herbs And Natural Therapies to Ease Stress, Promote Relaxation, and Encourage Healthy Sleep Habits, Maria Noel Groves, RH(AHG), weaves her surefooted experience with lifestyle choices, herbal supports, practical tips for herbal usage, and a treasure trove of enticing recipes to help readers feel…

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How Do You Know if an Herb is Sustainable?
  ON March 30,2024

How Do You Know if an Herb is Sustainable?

In our new Sustainable Herbal Supply Chain Intensive available in The Herbarium, you’ll learn how to discern quality herbs and understand their place, and yours, in the functional supply chain. This excerpt from the Intensive sheds light on what makes an herb high quality and how the global supply chain influences the quality of an…

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