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5 Ways To Use Hollyhock In Your Materia Medica | Herbal Academy | Hollyhock is more than just a beautiful flower. Here are 5 ways you can add hollyhock to your materia medica!
  ON June 21,2018

5 Ways To Use Hollyhock In Your Materia Medica

You may have admired hollyhock (Althaea rosea) already in gardens, along bike paths, or in other sunny locations as a beautiful and commonly used ornamental. After all, its gorgeous tall stalks with large and vibrant rose-esque blooms tend to demand attention! But did you know that these stunning blooms are also an herb that can…

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The Lure and Lore of HOPS: The 2018 Herb of the Year | Herbal Academy | In this post you'll find information about cultivating and harvesting hops as well as some interesting lure and lore about this year’s Herb of the Year.
  ON March 20,2018

The Lure and Lore of HOPS: The 2018 Herb of the Year

Each year since 1995, the International Herb Association picks an Herb of the Year. This year that herb is hops (Humulus spp.). Below you’ll find information about cultivating and harvesting hops as well as some interesting lure and lore about this year’s Herb of the Year. All About Hops Hops is a member of the…

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Maitake 101: A Valuable Mushroom | Herbal Academy | Maitake mushrooms are high in nutrients and are great for the immune system! Here's a delicious recipe as well as other ways to use this healthy food.
  ON October 09,2017

Maitake 101: A Valuable Mushroom

Early October in New England means many things: cool and sunny days, peak fall color, crisp apples, and icy cold cider come to mind, for starters. More obscure but no less exciting (for some of us)—it’s maitake time. Maitake what? Maitake mushrooms, also called hen-of-the-woods, or Grifola frondosa. If we’ve gotten enough precipitation in late…

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34 Ways To Use Roses | Herbal Academy | If you're planning to harvest rose this season, you may be wondering how to put your bounty to good use. If so, we've gathered 34 DIY rose recipes to help you make the most of your rose harvest!
  ON August 11,2017

34 Ways To Use Roses

Summer heat means decadently fragrant roses are in riotous bloom! What could be more lovely than the full blossom of a rose? However, roses are more than just beautiful—would you believe that roses hold many beneficial herbal properties? There is plenty to love about this plant, and below we will discover many ways to use…

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Who Else Wants To Learn About Spanish Moss? | Herbal Academy | Join us as we share the history and uses of Spanish moss!
  ON July 21,2017

Who Else Wants To Learn About Spanish Moss?

For starters, Spanish moss is neither Spanish in origin, nor is it moss! Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is actually an epiphyte, an “air plant” that grows hanging from tree branches, gathering its nutrients and water from the air. Although it’s native to Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, it has become naturalized in…

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