Results for Category: Ancient Wisdom

  ON November 13,2020

De Materia Medica: The Ancient Text that Changed the World

There is a grand mystery and pleasure in reading ancient texts that can still fulfill our curiosities about the human experience. Writings about herbalism are no exception, as they give us a sense of how our ancestors lived, survived, and interacted with the natural world around them. De Materia Medica, Latin for “On Medical Material”…

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  ON August 14,2020

Practices and Herbs for Happiness

Given the drastic upheaval that has touched all of our lives in 2020, feeling a bit more stressed or run ragged than normal is to be expected. We are living in unprecedented times—a time of great hope and potential and also a time of great loss and uncertainty for many. If you wake up most…

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Anise Monograph: Pimpinella Anisum | Herbal Academy | In this anise monograph, you'll learn the history of this fascinating plant along with botanical descriptions and modern uses.
  ON August 07,2020

Anise Monograph: Pimpinella Anisum

The following anise monograph is an example of the type of thorough, well-researched monographs available on our membership site, The Herbarium. This beautiful anise monograph is written by The Herbarium contributor, Michayla Conrad. Common Name: Anise burnet saxifrage, aniseed, anise, anise seed, sweet cumin Botanical Name: Pimpinella anisum L. Family Name: Apiaceae TCM Name: Hui…

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New eBook! Cooling Herbs for Hot Summer Days | Herbal Academy | Herbal Academy's free ebook features plant monographs and simple recipes for seven of the most widely available, cooling herbs of summer.
  ON June 15,2020

New eBook! Cooling Herbs for Hot Summer Days

Summer days are ripe with joyful pleasures, including fresh lemonade, cool mornings in the garden, and lazy afternoons by the pool or pond. While there are many uplifting moments and simple joys of summer, many parts of the country also endure soaring temperatures that can feel nearly unbearable. Whether you experience jungle-like humidity or bone-dry…

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How to Use Herbs to Rebuild from Burnout | Herbal Academy | Learn how to take an Ayurvedic approach to recognizing burnout and even more importantly, ways in which you can call upon herbs to rebuild from burnout. 
  ON June 10,2020

How to Use Herbs to Rebuild from Burnout

Long-term stress takes a huge toll on one’s body and mind. Sometimes that stress can chip away at vital reserves and one’s sense of wellbeing, ultimately leading to a state of burnout. In digging into the exact meaning and causes for burnout, it is clear that its defining borders can be quite nebulous. Unlike depression,…

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