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How To Choose the Right Lavender Essential Oil | Herbal Academy | Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular oils out there. But how do you choose the right one? Let us help you make that choice with confidence!
  ON July 19,2017

How To Choose the Right Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is probably the most frequently suggested essential oil, one of the first we purchase, and the one we reach for most often. What we often do not realize until we have been using essential oils for a while is that there are several varieties, and even species, of lavender available as essential…

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8 Ways To Use Pine Needles | Herbal Academy | Pine needles can be used for a variety of ailments, as food, for making crafts, and even in the garden. Let us teach you 8 ways to use pine needles.
  ON October 26,2016

8 Terrific Ways To Use Pine Needles Right Now

Have you ever wished you could stock your herbal apothecary with only a handful of herbs? Herbs that have so many uses, you’d never find yourself in a situation where you didn’t have something that would work? I know I have. Many times, apothecaries can grow large and overwhelming. When you focus on selecting herbs…

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Creating a Local Materia Medica with Burdock | Herbal Academy | Learn how you can use burdock for food and medicine as part of your local materia media.
  ON October 19,2016

Creating a Local Materia Medica with Burdock

Most of us know burdock, even if we don’t realize we know burdock. This plant’s ingenious seed dispersal system—its clingy burrs—demands we pay attention eventually, for example, when removing them from our clothes, our hair, or deep in our dog’s plush fur. Inconvenience aside, you’ve got to give burdock credit for ingenuity. Swiss engineer George…

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Creating a Local Materia Medica With Mothewort | Herbal Academy | Motherwort is a large, tough plant, but has the ability to soothe and balance the body. Learn the many uses of this plant for your local materia medica!
  ON August 08,2016

Creating a Local Materia Medica With Motherwort

Motherwort is the gift that keeps on giving in my garden. A member of the tenacious mint family (Lamiaceae), she self-seeds herself prodigiously. Her tenacity is nothing a little weeding can’t take care of, and in turn, I have set aside a designated patch where she can reseed to her heart’s content. Let’s learn how…

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Create A Local Materia Medica With Plantain | Herbal Academy |Plantain, with its edible and medicinal uses and widespread availability, is a fantastic addition to your local materia medica list.
  ON July 13,2016

Creating a Local Materia Medica With Plantain

Part of the beauty of a local materia medica is its humility, and you can’t get much more humble than plantain (Plantago spp.). Considered a weed the world over, this tenacious and resilient plant steadfastly grows in lawns, fields, roadsides, disturbed land, sidewalk cracks—you name it. And while plantain is oft overlooked today (saved by…

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