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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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Who Else Wants To Learn About Spanish Moss? | Herbal Academy | Join us as we share the history and uses of Spanish moss!
  ON July 21,2017

Who Else Wants To Learn About Spanish Moss?

For starters, Spanish moss is neither Spanish in origin, nor is it moss! Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is actually an epiphyte, an “air plant” that grows hanging from tree branches, gathering its nutrients and water from the air. Although it’s native to Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, it has become naturalized in…

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5 Foraging Guide Books To Help You Identify & Harvest Plants | Herbal Academy | Would you like to know more about identifying and harvesting plants? Here are 5 foraging guide books to get you started on your journey!
  ON July 07,2017

5 Foraging Guide Books To Help You Identify & Harvest Plants

I will always remember the first time someone pointed out plantain to me. I had been hiking with a friend who had studied herbalism, and after she mentioned plantain a few times, I finally asked if she was talking about the banana plant. After showing me the familiar curbstone sprout and explaining its uses and…

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All About Dandelion (For Your Materia Medica) | Herbal Academy | Come and learn all about dandelion and its many uses for your materia medica!
  ON June 30,2017

All About Dandelion (For Your Materia Medica)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is most assuredly a treasured plant in my local materia medica and is appreciated by herbalists throughout temperate regions of the world. Sadly, dandelion is not celebrated by all—due to its penchant to grow and blossom wherever it darn well pleases, it is loathed and poisoned by those who value a pristine…

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