Results for Category: Botanical

How To Harvest Bark From Trees and Shrubs Correctly | Herbal Academy | Ever wanted to harvest bark from trees or shrubs? In this post, we'll teach you four bark harvesting rules to follow so you can harvest bark correctly.
  ON April 19,2018

How To Harvest Bark From Trees and Shrubs Correctly

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to harvest bark from trees or shrubs, you’re not alone. Bark is commonly used in herbal preparations, but the idea of harvesting barks can be rather confusing. How exactly does one go about harvesting barks from trees or shrubs in an ethical and sustainable manner? In the article…

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How To Incorporate Hemp in Your Materia Medica | Herbal Academy | Here's a basic introduction to hemp so that you can walk away with a better understanding of how to incorporate it in your materia medica.
  ON March 27,2018

How To Incorporate Hemp In Your Materia Medica

With hemp (Cannabis sativa) only just beginning to emerge on the forefront of herbal practice and scientific research, there is much curiosity and confusion in the herbal community surrounding the general use of hemp and what distinguishes it from marijuana or weed. In this article, I will guide you through a basic introduction to hemp,…

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The Lure and Lore of HOPS: The 2018 Herb of the Year | Herbal Academy | In this post you'll find information about cultivating and harvesting hops as well as some interesting lure and lore about this year’s Herb of the Year.
  ON March 20,2018

The Lure and Lore of HOPS: The 2018 Herb of the Year

Each year since 1995, the International Herb Association picks an Herb of the Year. This year that herb is hops (Humulus spp.). Below you’ll find information about cultivating and harvesting hops as well as some interesting lure and lore about this year’s Herb of the Year. All About Hops Hops is a member of the…

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Doctrine of Signatures: An Introduction to Deepening Our Connection With The Beneficial Properties of Plants | Herbal Academy | By learning about the doctrine of signatures in nature, we can gain insight into the properties of plants, and into the more intuitive side of herbs.
  ON December 28,2017

Doctrine of Signatures: An Introduction to Deepening Our Connection with the Beneficial Properties of Plants

Some ancient methods of understanding the natural world relied on symbology and the unique appearances of plants, animals, and other life form’s signatures. By learning about signatures in nature, we can gain insight into the properties of plants, how they may be supportive to humans, and even glimpse an understanding that all things are connected…

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Ancient Lore Surrounding Herbs Of Christmas Past | Herbal Academy | Have you ever wondered about the ancient lore surrounding the herbs of Christmas past? Here are several entertaining short stories for you to enjoy!
  ON December 21,2017

Ancient Lore Surrounding Herbs of Christmas Past

The holiday season is upon us. As we decorate, plan our meals, and decide on gifts―the remnants of ancient traditions linger in many of our celebrations. The shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice, has been acknowledged by various cultures throughout history. While the actual ceremonies for this day are still practiced by a…

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