Results for Category: Botanical

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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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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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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