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Herbal Myths, Lore, and Legends | Herbal Academy | Here's an introduction to some of our favorite herbal myths, lore, and legends. Learn the legends of 7 herbs from cultures around the world!
  ON May 19,2017

Herbal Myths, Lore, And Legends: Lady’s Mantle, Mint, Fennel, Mandrake, Elder, Thistle, and Belladonna

Every culture offers myths, legends, and folklore to justify some event, instruct us on proper behavior, or issue horrible warnings if a person breaks the rules of proper behavior. Myths are generally about the gods, e.g., Zeus, and are usually a symbolic account of what happened rather than factual. Folklore sometimes has mythical creatures like…

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Sweet Violets of Spring | Herbal Academy | These flowers are the perfect pick for spring gatherers. From using them in food to pressing them for note cards, we have some inspirational ideas for using and enjoying the violets of spring!
  ON April 10,2017

Sweet Violets of Spring

I’m sitting here, looking out the office window over the snow-covered hills and sniffing a wee bottle of violet leaf absolute that arrived a couple months ago in an extravagant birthday basket. It is hard to describe, but Marge Clark of Nature’s Gift has this to say about it: “Intensely green initially, this absolute has…

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  ON January 30,2017

Free Pages for your Materia Medica

If the concept of creating a materia medica is somewhat new for you, we welcome you to learn more on the blog with our post What is a Materia Medica? The Herbal Academy materia medica is compiled in The Herbarium, our online plant monograph database. If you’re already a member of The Herbarium, you are…

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Sage Throughout the Ages | Herbal Academy | Come learn about sage throughout the ages including how modern day herbalists and herbalists of the past used it for health and healing.
  ON September 26,2016

Sage Throughout The Ages

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of sage? Food? Medicine? For many, sage is known as a medicinal herb that elicits feelings of warmth and comfort. Its medicinal properties can also lower cholesterol, rebuild vitality and strength that has been lost during an illness, and is a tonic…

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