ON January 22,2021

Starting Your Own Herb Seeds? Time for Cold Stratification!

January may not seem like an obvious time for garden work in the Northern Hemisphere, but this is actually a crucial time to prepare the seeds of certain plants for the spring thaw. Successful germination in a controlled environment, like a garden, requires that seeds go through conditions similar to what they would experience in…

Read More

Mugwort Dream Pillow | Herbal Academy | butterfly by moonlight
  ON January 18,2021

Mugwort Dream Pillow for Natural Sleep Aid

Everybody wants to have good dreams, so what about combining good dreams with a natural sleep aid? Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) has been classified as an herbal oneirogen, which is a plant that produces or enhances dream-like states of consciousness (Barrett & McNamara, 2012). Unfortunately, most of the oneirogenic benefits of mugwort have not been scientifically…

Read More

  ON January 13,2021

Student Feature: Katie Woods @ritual_skincare

For the seventh installment of our Student Feature Series, we spoke with holistic esthetician and massage therapist Katie Woods. Katie is enrolled in our Advanced Herbal Course and she applies her herbal knowledge toward running her business, @ritual_skincare. She‚Äôs passionate about helping her clients use herbs to find inner health and balance, which translates to…

Read More

  ON January 09,2021

Lifestyle and Nutrition Tips for a Vitamin D Deficiency

As we head into deep winter, boosting immunity is on a lot of peoples‚Äô minds. Global pandemic aside, the darker months are the time of year in which many of us are thinking more about nutrition and lifestyle practices that support a robust immune system. One nutrient that people commonly turn to for immune support…

Read More

Stay Calm Adaptogen Syrup with Ashwagandha and Eleuthero | Herbal Academy | Ashwagandha in paper bag
  ON January 05,2021

Stay Calm Adaptogen Syrup with Ashwagandha and Eleuthero

Provide your body with the tools it needs to improve its stress response through an adaptogen syrup. Adaptogens are those herbs found to promote the regulation of the hypothalamic, pituitary, and adrenal glands (Brusie, 2017). By reducing fatigue and enhancing focus, adaptogens promote a sense of overall wellness.¬† A commonly used adaptogen, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)…

Read More