34 Ways To Use Roses | Herbal Academy | If you're planning to harvest rose this season, you may be wondering how to put your bounty to good use. If so, we've gathered 34 DIY rose recipes to help you make the most of your rose harvest!
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  ON August 11,2017

34 Ways To Use Roses

Summer heat means decadently fragrant roses are in riotous bloom! What could be more lovely than the full blossom of a rose? However, roses are more than just beautiful—would you believe that roses hold many beneficial herbal properties? There is plenty to love about this plant, and below we will discover many ways to use…

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9 Summer Herbs To Forage This Year | Herbal Academy | Looking for summer herbs to forage for? Here are 9 herbs to find and harvest during the warm summer months.
  ON August 09,2017

9 Summer Herbs To Forage This Year

The “Dog Days” of summer are upon us in the South. The dogs and cats are lazy, the snakes are more prone to bite, the gnats, flies, and mosquitoes are more bothersome than normal, and the poison ivy is thriving. Thankfully, it isn’t all bad. These slow, hot days bring more time for family gatherings,…

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Book Review: Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen by Brittany Wood Nickerson | Herbal Academy | Love food? Love herbs? Love cookbooks? Then you'll love this one! Come check out our review of this brand new herbal cookbook!
  ON August 04,2017

Book Review: Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen

Our food preferences and beliefs and our relationship with the foods we choose to eat are as personal as they are diverse. They form the backbone of the cultural traditions that root and shape us as well as the modern fads that propel us to experiment with new food trends. In traditional holistic healing traditions,…

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20 Inspiring Ways To Use Marshmallow Root | Herbal Academy | Marshmallow is a versatile root that can be used in teas, tinctures, and hair balms as well as to create delicious marshmallow treats. Here are 20 ways to use marshmallow root!
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  ON July 31,2017

20 Inspiring Ways To Use Marshmallow Root

Did you know that marshmallows, those sweet, fluffy treats that are popular for roasting at bonfires, were originally made from the root of a beautiful plant? Marshmallow is a charming perennial that boasts pale pink-white petals. All parts of the marshmallow plant can be consumed, but the most commonly used portion is the root. The…

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3 Cooling Herbal Teas For Summer | Herbal Academy | Looking for ways to beat the summer heat? Find relief with these 3 cooling herbal teas for summer that your family and friends will love!
  ON July 27,2017

3 Cooling Herbal Teas For Summer

The long, lazy days of summer can be an idyllic respite from the hustle and bustle and routine of the rest of the year—in some ways summer just feels easier. Schedules relax a bit and many of us make more time for play and relaxation. The long hours of daylight invite earlier mornings or late…

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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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