ON September 24,2021

Naturally Tinted Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

Autumn is here, showing its beauty again with warm and earthy colors and accents of red, yellow, and orange—which means time for cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, and final harvests from our gardens. The characteristic colors and flavors associated with this season are what makes it so wonderful. In addition to pumpkin pie, warming spices, and…

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  ON September 16,2021

How to Make a Nutritive Pregnancy Tea Blend

Pregnancy is a really special time of life and so are the needs during this time. Besides a wholesome, colorful diet, and prenatal supplements, a nourishing herbal pregnancy tea blend can boost your wellbeing as well as the health and development of your baby. The mother’s requirements for many nutrients are heightened, to properly nourish…

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  ON September 14,2021

Deep Breath Osha and Echinacea Syrup Recipe

A go-to urban herbalism recipe is the Deep Breath Osha and Echinacea Syrup Recipe below. This formula can be used for acute lung support or as a daily preventative and immune-booster. Although cities are full of exciting opportunities, culture, and entertainment, their industrial nature creates a polluted environment with compromised air quality. While the exact…

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  ON September 10,2021

Ayurveda and Yoga: Yoga for Your Constitution

“Ayurveda is a paradigm, not a prescription” is a phrase that I commonly emphasize in my introduction to Ayurveda public lectures. Ayurveda is integrated into the medical system in India and if you work with any ayurvedic practitioner anywhere in the world, they will likely suggest herbs, dietary modifications, and other practical measures. However, Ayurveda…

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  ON September 07,2021

Flower Essence Formula for Healthy Boundaries

Since boundaries are often perceived and felt energetically and emotionally within a person, flower essences are a handy herbal tool to support healthy boundaries from the inside out. Below is a recipe for cultivating healthy boundaries. This blend works over a period of time and offers acute boundary protection when needed. Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is…

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  ON September 03,2021

Nerve Tea with Oatstraw and Skullcap

This herbal nerve tea recipe combines skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), a superior relaxing nervine, oatstraw (Avena sativa), a nervous system trophorestorative, and violet (Viola odorata), an overall nerve restorative, to simultaneously soothe agitation and strengthen the overall function of the nervous system (Holmes, 1989a; Holmes, 1989b).  Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is another go-to herb for nerve support…

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  ON September 01,2021

Homemade Bug Bite Salve for Itchy Spots

The summertime invites us outdoors to bask in the warmth of the sun and enjoy more physical activity. All of this time outdoors leaves us sunkissed, grounded, and also, in many cases, bug-bitten. Like all the best things in life, there’s always a little bitter with the sweet. A homemade bug bite salve is the…

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  ON August 26,2021

Herbal‌ ‌Academy‌ ‌Student‌ ‌Feature:‌ ‌Jess‌ Madsen ‌@the.wildcraft‌

For the fourteenth installment of our Student Feature Series, we spoke with Jess Madsen (@the.wildcraft). Jess has completed Herbal Academy’s Introductory Course. She enjoys making her own herbal creations and works with herbalists and herbal companies as a designer and photographer. HA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you started your…

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