Introducing Our Newest Short Course: Herbal Self-Care For Stress Management | Herbal Academy | The Herbal Academy team has been working behind the scenes on our newest short course: Herbal Self-Care For Stress Management! Check it out today!
  ON October 17,2017

Introducing Our Newest Short Course: Herbal Self-Care For Stress Management

Are you stressed? According to a 2014 study by the American Institute of Stress, 77% of Americans regularly experience physical symptoms of stress with 73% of those experiencing psychological symptoms as well (American Institute of Stress, n.d.). As you probably already know, everyday things like marriage, kids, work, finances, and sleep deprivation, when not properly…

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Maitake 101: A Valuable Mushroom | Herbal Academy | Maitake mushrooms are high in nutrients and are great for the immune system! Here's a delicious recipe as well as other ways to use this healthy food.
  ON October 09,2017

Maitake 101: A Valuable Mushroom

Early October in New England means many things: cool and sunny days, peak fall color, crisp apples, and icy cold cider come to mind, for starters. More obscure but no less exciting (for some of us)—it’s maitake time. Maitake what? Maitake mushrooms, also called hen-of-the-woods, or Grifola frondosa. If we’ve gotten enough precipitation in late…

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Herbal Starter Kit by Herbal Academy
  ON October 03,2017

Introducing the Herbal Starter Kit

Are you eager to get some hands-on experience with herbs but are not quite sure where to begin? Have you devoured all the herbal books within your reach and want to put that knowledge into practice? Are you ready to invest some hard-earned money but want to make sure you get the most useful staples…

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7 Things You May Not Know About Passionflower | Herbal Academy | Do you know passionflower has a calming and soothing effect on the nervous system? Here are 7 other things you may not know about this herb!
  ON September 29,2017

7 Things You May Not Know About Passionflower

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata L.) has a rich history of use here in the West. Not only has it been used by Native American tribes, early European settlers, and African American slaves, but its uses have varied over time, especially as the Eclectic physicians of the 19th and 20th centuries began to use it more and…

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3 Tips For Foraging Goldenrod This Year | Herbal Academy | Are you looking for an herb to forage this fall? Goldenrod is a great choice! We have three tips to keep in mind when you are foraging goldenrod this year.
  ON September 26,2017

3 Tips For Foraging Goldenrod This Year

As we move into fall, the colors of the landscape begin to change from the brilliant reds, purples, lavenders, and pinks of summer to the deeper colors of autumn—yellows, golds, oranges, deep reds, and browns. As these seasonal changes in nature relate to our own rhythms, I was taught to eat and make herbal preparations…

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How To Create A Nourishing Milk Bath For Self Care | Herbal Academy | Would you like to create your own oasis of self care? Let us show you how with this relaxing and nourishing milk bath recipe!
  ON September 15,2017

How to Create a Nourishing Milk Bath for Self Care

Water is an essential element for our physical well being and can be an incredible tool for practicing self care. Of course, you maybe thinking of a steamy natural hot spring or ocean waves lapping on the shore. While each are incredibly relaxing, they are not widely available for most of us in our everyday…

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Adding Yarrow To Your Materia Medica | Herbal Academy | Would you like to add yarrow to your materia medica? Here's how to correctly identify and safely use this beneficial herb!
  ON September 12,2017

Adding Yarrow To Your Materia Medica

Yarrow grows freely in my gardens and I encourage it to do so, as much for its beauty as its beneficial uses. While the blooms have just gone by in my garden, the harvest is drying on the herb rack and macerating into a potent tincture in the herb cupboard. And while yarrow has long…

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