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6 Ways To Use Ginger Every Day | Herbal Academy | Ginger root is most commonly used when cooking in the kitchen, but there are many ways you can use ginger every day for health and wellness.
  ON December 24,2018

6 Ways To Use Ginger Every Day

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome is most commonly used in the kitchen given its slightly sweet, spicy, and strong aromatic flavors. However, there are many ways you can use ginger every day in your herbal practice, too! From helping soothe muscle pain, enhancing overall circulation, and nipping colds in the bud, ginger has many uses on…

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6 Basil Varieties & What You Should Know About Them | Herbal Academy | Did you know there are many basil varieties that can be planted and used in various ways? Come learn about six of them and how to incorporate them into your life.
  ON April 26,2018

6 Basil Varieties & What You Should Know About Them

Few things compare to the fresh smell and flavor of basil pesto. Throw some basil leaves and pine nuts (or even less expensive almonds) in a blender with some olive oil, lemon, and salt, and you create a fragrant, herbaceous spread you can put on most anything. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!…

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How To Incorporate Hemp in Your Materia Medica | Herbal Academy | Here's a basic introduction to hemp so that you can walk away with a better understanding of how to incorporate it in your materia medica.
  ON March 27,2018

How To Incorporate Hemp In Your Materia Medica

With hemp (Cannabis sativa) only just beginning to emerge on the forefront of herbal practice and scientific research, there is much curiosity and confusion in the herbal community surrounding the general use of hemp and what distinguishes it from marijuana or weed. In this article, I will guide you through a basic introduction to hemp,…

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7 Things You May Not Know About Passionflower | Herbal Academy | Do you know passionflower has a calming and soothing effect on the nervous system? Here are 7 other things you may not know about this herb!
  ON September 29,2017

7 Things You May Not Know About Passionflower

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata L.) has a rich history of use here in the West. Not only has it been used by Native American tribes, early European settlers, and African American slaves, but its uses have varied over time, especially as the Eclectic physicians of the 19th and 20th centuries began to use it more and…

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Adding Yarrow To Your Materia Medica | Herbal Academy | Would you like to add yarrow to your materia medica? Here's how to correctly identify and safely use this beneficial herb!
  ON September 12,2017

Adding Yarrow To Your Materia Medica

Yarrow grows freely in my gardens and I encourage it to do so, as much for its beauty as its beneficial uses. While the blooms have just gone by in my garden, the harvest is drying on the herb rack and macerating into a potent tincture in the herb cupboard. And while yarrow has long…

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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? Howev...

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