Who Else Wants To Learn About Spanish Moss? | Herbal Academy | Join us as we share the history and uses of Spanish moss!
  ON July 21,2017

Who Else Wants To Learn About Spanish Moss?

For starters, Spanish moss is neither Spanish in origin, nor is it moss! Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is actually an epiphyte, an “air plant” that grows hanging from tree branches, gathering its nutrients and water from the air. Although it’s native to Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, it has become naturalized in…

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How To Choose the Right Lavender Essential Oil | Herbal Academy | Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular oils out there. But how do you choose the right one? Let us help you make that choice with confidence!
  ON July 19,2017

How To Choose the Right Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is probably the most frequently suggested essential oil, one of the first we purchase, and the one we reach for most often. What we often do not realize until we have been using essential oils for a while is that there are several varieties, and even species, of lavender available as essential…

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The Interesting Story Behind Victory Gardens | Herbal Academy | Do you know the history of community gardening dates back to World War I? Learn about historical and modern day victory gardens in today's post!
  ON July 17,2017

The Interesting Story Behind Victory Gardens

Community gardening and composting have become common in the last 10 to 15 years, but their history goes back to World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945) when gardens became a necessity both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Food was in issue in World War I, and victory gardens…

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Introducing 3 New Herbarium Features To Help You Grow As An Herbalist | Herbal Academy | We are pleased to announce that even more resources are being released to The Herbarium community! Check out these new Herbarium features today!
  ON July 10,2017

Introducing 3 New Herbarium Features To Help You Grow As An Herbalist

Over the last three years, The Herbarium has become a cherished resource, providing herbalists of all skill levels with in-depth resources to advance their herbal learning through constantly updated herbal monographs, thoughtful articles, and educational podcasts, videos, and charts. We are pleased to announce that even more resources are being released to The Herbarium community…

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5 Foraging Guide Books To Help You Identify & Harvest Plants | Herbal Academy | Would you like to know more about identifying and harvesting plants? Here are 5 foraging guide books to get you started on your journey!
  ON July 07,2017

5 Foraging Guide Books To Help You Identify & Harvest Plants

I will always remember the first time someone pointed out plantain to me. I had been hiking with a friend who had studied herbalism, and after she mentioned plantain a few times, I finally asked if she was talking about the banana plant. After showing me the familiar curbstone sprout and explaining its uses and…

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Keep Cool This Summer With a Homemade Floral Body Powder | Herbal Academy | Looking for ways to beat the heat this summer? Homemade floral body powder can go a long way to keep you feeling fresh and dry!
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  ON July 05,2017

Keep Cool This Summer With A Homemade Floral Body Powder

Summertime finds forests, fields, and gardens flushed with the vivaciousness of all the things green and growing. With this life-filled energy comes plenty of sunshine and heat… heat that can make for sticky, sweaty situations which may not be so comfortable and pleasant. Floral body powder filled with the goodness of herbs can go a…

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Simplifying Herbal Skin Care: 5 Basic Recipes To Get You Started | Herbal Academy | Looking for easy homemade herbal skin care recipes? Here's 5 DIY skin care recipes that are both simple and basic to get you started!
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  ON July 03,2017

Simplifying Herbal Skin Care: 5 Basic Recipes To Get You Started

Have you ever searched for easy homemade herbal skin care recipes only to find complicated recipes with 15 steps and hard-to-find ingredients? Us too, which is why we have compiled this list of simple DIY herbal skin care recipes made with basic, user-friendly ingredients. Not only are these straightforward recipes easy to follow, but they…

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All About Dandelion (For Your Materia Medica) | Herbal Academy | Come and learn all about dandelion and its many uses for your materia medica!
  ON June 30,2017

All About Dandelion (For Your Materia Medica)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is most assuredly a treasured plant in my local materia medica and is appreciated by herbalists throughout temperate regions of the world. Sadly, dandelion is not celebrated by all—due to its penchant to grow and blossom wherever it darn well pleases, it is loathed and poisoned by those who value a pristine…

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Little-Known Ways To Use Lovage | Herbal Academy | Join us as we explore some of the little-known ways to use lovage!
  ON June 28,2017

Little-Known Ways To Use Lovage

If we were to walk back in time and enter a medieval medicinal or kitchen garden, in the back we would surely find a relatively unknown plant today—lovage. Unlike many herbs, lovage may have begun its journey with humans as a therapeutic plant and evolved into the culinary plant too few of us enjoy today….

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