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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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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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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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Adding Devil’s Club to your Materia Medica | Herbal Academy | Devil's club is a useful plant to have in one's materia medica. In this post, we'll explore and deepen our knowledge and understanding of this herbal ally.
  ON November 06,2018

Adding Devil’s Club to your Materia Medica

When I first saw devil’s club in the wild woods, I had no idea what it was, but I was immediately entranced by it. The thick, yellowish-white stalk, wrapped in huge spines, was taller than me, and at the top, there sprouted several foot-long, alternate, umbrella-shaped leaves that also had numerous spines along the top…

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