8 Herbs That Calm The Anxious Mind | Herbal Academy | Looking for some herbal support for your mind? If so, here are eight herbs you need to know about that help to calm the anxious mind.
  ON May 23,2019

8 Herbs That Calm The Anxious Mind

It may feel like today’s world is in a state of upheaval with social, political, and economic issues stirring up emotions inside of each of us. These emotions are often generically labeled as stress, and while that may be the case, acute stress has a tendency to become chronic stress if not properly addressed, and…

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5 Multi-Use Herbs for your Herbal Toolkit | Herbal Academy | Choosing multi-use herbs that have numerous actions and uses can simplify your apothecary and allow you to have something on hand for common complaints.
  ON May 20,2019

5 Multi-Use Herbs for your Herbal Toolkit

The study of herbalism can seem very overwhelming because there are so many herbs out there! For simplicity and practicality, it is helpful to become knowledgeable about some common herbs to have on hand that have multiple uses. In this post, we will focus on five soothing, multi-use herbs that can be supportive of multiple…

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  ON May 06,2019

DIY Firming Wild Rose Undereye Cream 

Book excerpt from The Backyard Herbal Apothecary by Devon Young. My slow evolution into “becoming an herbalist” started with a love of plants and a love of knowledge. My earliest memories are a library of pretty plants and heavenly aroma, diverse textures and pleasing flavors. To say I was a “plant nerd” from an early…

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What Dosha Pain Type Are You? | Herbal Academy | Learn how your dosha is likely to experience pain with our free chart, What's Dosha Pain Type Are You, from our newest herbal intensive.
  ON May 01,2019

What Dosha Pain Type Are You?

Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India, and in the ayurvedic philosophy, all things in nature are comprised of the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. These elements combine together in various ways to form the three doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha. Air and ether combine to make vata dosha….

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DIY Tummy-Soothing Glycerite for the Whole Family | Herbal Academy | If you find yourself suffering from stomach cramps, gas, pain, bloating, and general unease this tummy-soothing glycerite can come to your assistance!
  ON April 25,2019

A Delicious Tummy Tamer Glycerite for the Whole Family

Like me, you may periodically experience trouble with digestion after a big meal with symptoms including stomach cramps, gas, pain, bloating, and general unease. For many years, I searched unsuccessfully for a formula to ease my stomach and gastrointestinal issues. I found that over-the-counter formulas were too harsh and contained unwanted side effects. Unfortunately, some…

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What Could Changes In FDA Dietary Supplement Regulations Mean For Herbalists - herbal academy
  ON April 22,2019

What Could Changes In FDA Dietary Supplement Regulations Mean For Herbalists?

Herbal preparations, which are regulated as dietary supplements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are popular consumer products for those interested in a holistic approach to wellness. Herbalists, who may use herbs and natural ingredients to make their own holistic preparations for clients and herbal products businesses, must keep informed about FDA dietary…

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Seaweed 101: What You Need To Know | Herbal Academy | Seaweed can be a nutritive, wellness-promoting, and tasty addition to your herbal formulas, diet, and self-care routine! Read on to learn more!
  ON April 19,2019

Seaweed 101: What You Need To Know And Why You Should Add It Into Your Materia Medica

Although seaweeds are not technically considered “herbs,” these aqueous plants have recently begun to receive attention in the eyes of herbalists for their high nutritive value, wellness-promoting qualities, and distinctly tasty nature. Although a variety of seaweeds have been consumed across the world for thousands of years, only recently have they begun to be referred…

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How To Use Low-Dose Botanicals Like Lobelia Safely | Herbal Academy | Learn what low-dose botanicals are and proper ways to use them safely. We'll look specifically at the herb lobelia (Lobelia inflata).
  ON April 16,2019

How To Use Low-Dose Botanicals Like Lobelia Safely

Plants are complex, and they have profound effects on the human body. Paracelsus said, “What is there that is not poison? All things are poison and nothing is without poison. Solely the dose determines that a thing is not a poison” (Grandjean, 2016). For the herbalist, knowing how to use low-dose botanicals without causing harm…

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