Results for Category: Botanical

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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How To Use Rose for Grief Support | Herbal Academy | Rose has many uses during states of grief. Learn how rose can soothe the human spirit during grief as well as some simple recipes for use in this post.
  ON March 11,2019

How To Use Rose for Grief Support

I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. –Wendell Berry I’ve been thinking a lot about the briar lately—or more specifically, the rose. I see a need for the actions…

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Adding Devil’s Club to your Materia Medica | Herbal Academy | Devil's club is a useful plant to have in one's materia medica. In this post, we'll explore and deepen our knowledge and understanding of this herbal ally.
  ON November 06,2018

Adding Devil’s Club to your Materia Medica

When I first saw devil’s club in the wild woods, I had no idea what it was, but I was immediately entranced by it. The thick, yellowish-white stalk, wrapped in huge spines, was taller than me, and at the top, there sprouted several foot-long, alternate, umbrella-shaped leaves that also had numerous spines along the top…

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