4 Everyday Ways To Use Hydrosols | Herbal Academy | Hydrosols are water-based preparations that can be used in everyday ways for wellness, cosmetic, culinary, and cleaning. Learn more about hydrosols here!
  ON August 15,2019

4 Everyday Ways To Use Hydrosols

I studied herbalism for nearly seven years before I stumbled across hydrosols! When I finally started researching how to use hydrosols, I was amazed that this safe and versatile product wasn’t more popular. Aromatherapist and herbalist Cathy Skipper calls hydrosols “the quiet revolution in plant medicine” (AromaGnosis, 2019), and indeed, they’ve started to gain more…

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The Comfrey Controversy: Can And Should One Use Comfrey Internally? | Herbal Academy | Should you use comfrey internally? This article will explore the benefits, traditional uses, and safety of comfrey to answer this commonly debated question.
  ON August 12,2019

The Comfrey Controversy: Can And Should One Use Comfrey Internally?

Can and should one use comfrey (Symphytum spp.) internally?  This is a question that herbalists have been debating since safety concerns were first brought to light regarding the potentially negative health effects associated with using comfrey internally. While many herbalists have used comfrey internally for years with no known problems, others are heeding the warnings…

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The Beginner's Guide To Ashwagandha | Herbal Academy | Ashwagandha root is known by a number of names, and its usages are more plentiful than its aliases. Learn about using ashwagandha for wellness in this post.
  ON August 07,2019

The Beginner’s Guide To Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root is known by a number of names, including Indian ginseng and winter cherry, and its usages are even more plentiful than its aliases.  Ashwagandha has become increasingly popular for its many applications as a tonifying (strengthening) herb and is one of the premier rasayanas, or rejuvenating herbs, in Ayurveda.  This cream-colored…

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4 of the Best Herbs for Pink Eye | Herbal Academy | Looking for herbs to help soothe the discomfort of pink eye and ease symptoms faster? Here's are some of the best herbs for this common childhood ailment.
  ON August 02,2019

4 of the Best Herbs for Pink Eye

When we think of common childhood ailments, pink eye ranks up there with winter colds and summer abrasions. I think back on the time I had pink eye, when I was 7 years old, and how my itchy eyes would stick together every morning. The thing I remember most is the drops my mum would…

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3 Ways To Use Self Heal In Your Materia Medica | Herbal Academy | Self heal is an herb who's many wellness-supporting virtues have been forgotten. Here are 3 ways to add this traditional herb back into your materia medica.
  ON July 29,2019

3 Ways To Use Self Heal In Your Materia Medica

Although self heal (Prunella vulgaris) is an herb that commonly grows across the world and has been used traditionally for ages, its wellness-supporting virtues are often forgotten about in many modern herbal practices! Roughly 400 years ago, self heal was considered one of the top herbs in its class and was highly sought after by…

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4 Tips to Control Mint in the Garden | Herbal Academy | If you've ever wondered how to control mint in your herb garden, this post is for you. Here are 4 tips to help you keep your mint plants under control! 
  ON July 25,2019

4 Tips to Control Mint in the Garden

There is nothing quite like the invigorating scent and flavor of mint (Mentha spp.) freshly picked from the garden. Mint can be added to many food dishes, it can add freshness to a summer lemonade, and it is helpful in supporting a variety of wellness conditions. From well-known peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and spearmint (Mentha…

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  ON July 19,2019

Video: Rose Helichrysum Skin Serum

Herbal serums are versatile skin care preparations that can be crafted for a variety of skin types and imbalances. They’re also really quick and easy to make!  Below, we’re sharing how to make a favorite everyday skin serum that works to tone, moisturize, and calm sensitive skin. This tutorial video and printable recipe is from…

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  ON July 17,2019

How To Find The Best Holistic Skin Care Routine For You

Beauty is certainly more than skin deep. However, the health and beauty of your skin should not be overlooked or dismissed as a matter of mere aesthetics. Your skin serves as far more than a lovely facade. Skin tissue is not only vital for physical protection; it is also a clear reflection of the body’s…

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