Results for Category: Ancient Wisdom

The History, Mythology, and Offerings of Hawthorn | Herbal Academy | Come hear of the myths, benefits, and offerings of hawthorn, and get two easy hawthorn recipes to use throughout the fall season as well. 
  ON October 28,2019

The History, Mythology, and Offerings of Hawthorn

With the arrival of fall, I am excited for the hawthorn trees to begin ripening their fruits to crimson, soon ready for harvesting. Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) is a member of the Rosaceae family. This botanical family also contains red raspberry (Rubus ideaus) and wild rose (Rosa woodsii), each of which, like hawthorn, protect themselves by…

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What the Spring Equinox Means to the Herbalist | Herbal Academy | For the herbalist, the Spring Equinox is a time for new beginnings, whether with your studies, your health, or your business. Learn more in today's post!
  ON March 15,2018

What The Spring Equinox Means To The Herbalist

Have you ever wondered how our ancient ancestors kept track of time? I suppose the further back in time you go, people were more focused on survival than keeping track of the minutes. However, as people learned about the world around them and cultures began to form and progress, time became an important concept. My…

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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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Motherwort Through History | Herbal Academy |Here at the Academy, we often talk about the history and traditions of herbs. In this post we are focusing on the history of motherwort. Come learn with us!
  ON May 31,2017

Motherwort Through History

Here at the Academy, we often talk about historical knowledge and folk tradition comprising one of the legs of the three-legged stool that informs our understanding of a plant’s therapeutic uses. Scientific studies and the first-hand experience of modern herbalists are the other legs that complete the stool, balancing and reinforcing one another to give…

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Herbal Myths, Lore, and Legends | Herbal Academy | Here's an introduction to some of our favorite herbal myths, lore, and legends. Learn the legends of 7 herbs from cultures around the world!
  ON May 19,2017

Herbal Myths, Lore, And Legends: Lady’s Mantle, Mint, Fennel, Mandrake, Elder, Thistle, and Belladonna

Every culture offers myths, legends, and folklore to justify some event, instruct us on proper behavior, or issue horrible warnings if a person breaks the rules of proper behavior. Myths are generally about the gods, e.g., Zeus, and are usually a symbolic account of what happened rather than factual. Folklore sometimes has mythical creatures like…

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