Results for Category: Botanical

  ON January 14,2022

Herbs of Apollo: Greek God of Healing, Prophecy, and the Sun

Who Was Apollo?  Apollo was the ancient Greek god with a multitude of powerful associations, including the sun, music, poetry, healing, oracles, prophecy, plagues, and archery. As the son of Zeus, king of the gods, and Leto, the goddess of motherhood, Apollo was one of the twelve Olympian gods who was both revered and feared…

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  ON August 20,2021

In Search of the True Brahmi: Bacopa vs Gotu Kola

Herbs known by the name “brahmi” have an affinity for the nervous system and tend to support memory. There are a few different herbs that go by this name, the most commonly known are Bacopa monniera and Centella asiatica. Given that the name “brahmi” is applied to more than one herb, one may be left…

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Transform Your Land Into a Botanical Sanctuary | Herbal Academy | As herbalists and plant enthusiasts, part of our journey is learning how to be stewards to our plant allies with plant conservation.
  ON May 28,2021

Transform Your Land Into a Botanical Sanctuary

Native plants and their habitats are under threat. These threats come from overharvesting caused by the demand of the herbal market, and land development as more housing and other developments pop up around the country. As herbalists and plant enthusiasts, part of our journey is learning how to be stewards to our plant allies with…

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How to Source Sustainable Seaweed | Herbal Academy | Sustainable seaweed is kind to the planet and can make a delicious, nutritious addition to your soups, salads, smoothies, and baked goods!
  ON May 19,2021

How to Source Sustainable Seaweed

Seaweed has been farmed in Japan since at least the 17th century (“Seaweed Farming”, n.d.), when farmers cast bamboo branches into shallow waters where seaweed spores would collect. But its use as a food source stretches back much further, with archaeologists discovering that the coastal people of Monte Verde, Chile harvested and consumed seaweed as early as 21,000…

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