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  ON March 17,2020

5 Essential Mushrooms for Your Home Apothecary

Mushrooms: they are as fascinating as they are mysterious. It seems as soon as you dive into the world of mycology, there is an overwhelming amount of information to learn, many rabbit trails to follow, and as many unanswered questions as there are answered ones.  While the scientific community has dubbed the study of fungi…

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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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The Beginner's Guide To Ashwagandha | Herbal Academy | Ashwagandha root is known by a number of names, and its usages are more plentiful than its aliases. Learn about using ashwagandha for wellness in this post.
  ON August 07,2019

The Beginner’s Guide To Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root is known by a number of names, including Indian ginseng and winter cherry, and its usages are even more plentiful than its aliases.  Ashwagandha has become increasingly popular for its many applications as a tonifying (strengthening) herb and is one of the premier rasayanas, or rejuvenating herbs, in Ayurveda.  This cream-colored…

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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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