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Video: How To Make Rolled Herb Pills | Herbal Academy | Looking for an easy and tasty way to take herbs? Here's a short video that will walk you through the steps to creating your very own rolled herb pills!
  ON January 18,2018

Video: How To Make Rolled Herb Pills

Rolled herb pills (also known as pastilles) are quick and easy to make. Not only that, but they’re one of the easiest (and tastiest) ways to take herbs! Rolled herb pills only require two things: finely powdered herbs and honey. These ingredients are combined, thoroughly mixed, and then rolled into small balls or pills which…

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How To Make Pine Resin Salve | Herbal Academy | Did you know pine resin has been used historically for topical wound care? Learn how to make pine resin salve for your first aid kit!
  ON April 28,2017

How To Make Pine Resin Salve

One of the thrills of exploring the plants in my local materia medica is stocking my first aid kit with locally sourced herbal preparations. Here in New England we are blessed with more than our fair share of evergreen trees, and in particular an abundant helping of white pine (Pinus strobus). The bark, leaves, and…

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How To Grind Herbs In A Coffee Grinder | Herbal Academy | Do you know grinding herbs makes it easier for the medicinal properties to be extracted when making herbal preparations? Here's how to easily grind herbs in a coffee grinder!
  ON April 14,2017

How To Grind Herbs In A Coffee Grinder

As a beginner to herbalism, you will most likely start by learning about common herbs, making basic herbal preparations, and learning how herbs can be used to support or bring balance to the body. However, as you continue on in your herbal journey, you will come across pieces of information that will change how you…

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Homemade Marshmallow Root Lip Balm | Herbal Academy | Keep your lips soothed, healed, and moisturized all year long with this homemade marshmallow root lip balm that uses just a few simple ingredients!
  ON January 27,2017

Homemade Marshmallow Root Lip Balm

Whether it’s the parching of the hot summer sun or the blustering cold wind of our Michigan winters, my lips always seem to be in need of some sort of soothing, healing, moisturization all year long. I used to spend money on fancy lip balms and butters at the store until I realized how wonderfully…

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How To Make Homemade Fire Cider | Herbal Academy | Learn how to make your own homemade fire cider for winter wellness!
  ON December 21,2016

How To Make Homemade Fire Cider

While some think of this time of year as holiday season, I tend to think of it as the season to make homemade fire cider! Fire cider is a traditional immune-supporting remedy with deep roots in folk medicine (but most popularly championed by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar). At its most basic, it’s a zesty infused vinegar,…

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