What’s the Difference Between Herbs and Spices? by Herbal Academy
  ON July 13,2024

What’s the Difference Between Herbs and Spices?

Food and beneficial herbs and spices are deeply intertwined with each other – so much so that one can often be misunderstood as another. However, knowing the difference between an herb and a spice is important for both culinary enthusiasts and herbalists especially when studying plants and working with them in the kitchen or home…

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Herbal Support for Menopause + An Herbal Formula for Dryness by Herbal Academy
  ON June 28,2024

Herbal Support for Menopause + An Herbal Formula for Dryness

While studying Ayurveda, our teacher emphasized many times that “menopause is not a disease.” Though there are often symptoms associated with the transition from the menstruating years to menopause, menopause is a natural biological process and is simply part of the normal life cycle. Some individuals are fortunate enough to experience a relatively symptom-free menopause….

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A Blush Rose Gimlet Recipe That is Both Refreshing and Captivating by Herbal Academy
  ON June 21,2024

A Blush Rose Gimlet Recipe That is Both Refreshing and Captivating

In this ultimate guide to seasonal herbs, Seasonal Living with Herbs is a transformative book written by Jess Buttermore that explores the supportive, culinary, and crafting uses of herbs. This is a go-to resource for discovering the extraordinary benefits of nature’s bounty. Learn how to preserve herbs and harness their medicinal properties, explore creative ways…

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Choosing the Right Herbs for a Person or Situation by Herbal Academy
  ON June 14,2024

Choosing the Right Herbs for a Person or Situation

In her new book, The Herbalist’s Guide: How to Build and Use Your Own Apothecary, Mary Colvin, RH(AHG), offers a detailed exploration of many herbal preparations, including many recipes, monographs, and clinical insights. Mary shares her passion for inspiring herbalists of all stages who dream of establishing a thoughtfully curated apothecary. Exploring the nuances of…

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4 Organic Soil Amendments for the Herb Garden by Herbal Academy
  ON May 31,2024

4 Organic Soil Amendments for the Herb Garden

If you find yourself eager to get an herb garden growing but wondering if you’re too late, you’re not! Late spring can be a great time to plant established plants and get growing. And if you’re looking to cultivate an herb garden that is sustainable, tending to the soil with organic soil amendments will be…

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Everyday Korean Herbs by Herbal Academy
  ON May 24,2024

Everyday Korean Herbs + a Hibiscus Jujube Tea Recipe

In our new Everyday Korean Herbs Intensive available in The Herbarium, herbalist Grace Yoon, author of The Korean Herbal Apothecary, deep dives into the many different aspects of herbal traditions in Korea. This intensive covers topics of interest ranging from specific Korean herbs for beauty to Confucianism and its philosophical influence on Eastern perspectives on…

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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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