Herbal Tea or Herbal Infusion: What's the Difference? | Herbal Academy | When should you use an herbal tea or herbal infusion? What's the difference? While the two are mostly similar, there are a couple of differences to note.
  ON October 19,2018

Herbal Tea or Herbal Infusion: What’s the Difference?

It’s finally here: the time of year when there’s not much better than a cozy fire, a snuggly flannel, and a hot cup of herbal tea… or herbal infusion. Fall is the perfect time of year to introduce the healthful practice of enjoying an herbal tea or herbal infusion daily. Not only is this the…

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How To Make An Oxymel | Herbal Academy | A classic but often overlooked herbal preparation, oxymels have been used for ages and are a tasty and simple herbal preparation to make.
  ON September 28,2018

How To Make An Oxymel

A classic but often overlooked herbal preparation, oxymels have been used for ages for a variety of respiratory and immune system issues including coughs, mucus, and difficulty breathing (Hippocrates, 400 B.C.E.). Made from vinegar and honey, oxymels are a tasty and simple herbal preparation to make. Keep reading to learn how to make an oxymel…

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  ON September 19,2018

How to Make A Homemade Flower Essence

I never understood the potency of flower essences until I made one myself — carefully picking each beautiful, delicate flower from the plant, intentionally setting it in spring water, and placing the bowl under the sun in the center of my garden. It was a magical meditation as the golden rays of the sun penetrated…

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How to Make Herbal Ear Drops | Herbal Academy | Do earaches ever sneak up on you without warning? Learn how to make herbal ear drops in your own kitchen to have on hand for soothing those ear infections!
  ON November 11,2016

How to Make Herbal Ear Drops

Earaches never seem to happen at a convenient time. They often sneak up on you in the middle of the night causing pain and misery. Thankfully, having a supply of herbal ear drops on hand can help ease pain and support the body when fighting a possible infection. I should know, as I recently found…

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How To Make An Herbal Syrup | Herbal Academy | Enjoy learning the basics of how to make an herbal syrup and then let your intuition guide you to creating your own tasty blends!
  ON October 05,2016

How to Make an Herbal Syrup

The cold days of autumn and winter bring to mind cozy socks, warm cups of tea, good books, and for many herbalists, pots of simmering herbal syrup. Perhaps one of the most delicious ways to take herbs, herbal syrups are wonderful to have on hand during the colder months of the year. Enjoy learning the…

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How To Make An Herbal Decoction | Herbal Academy | Learn how to make an herbal decoction, what herbs are used for this type of herbal preparation, and how to use them in today's informative post!
  ON September 14,2016

How to Make an Herbal Decoction

That simple, tasty cup of tea is only one way of extracting the many virtues of herbs into water. Other ways include the making of infusions and decoctions. Today I am going to share how to make an herbal decoction and which herbs are used for this type of herbal preparation. Infusions are used with…

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  ON July 29,2016

Herbalism and Acute Pain

The topic of herbs and acute pain is an important one for many herbalists- family herbalists and advanced herbalists alike! After all, everyone gets aches and pains or bumps and bruises occasionally. Generally, it’s much simpler to unravel the threads that lead to acute pain than it is to address chronic pain. Acute pains will…

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  ON September 10,2015

7 Herbal Preparations For Kids

Delightful herbal preparations make using herbs pleasant and fun. Every parent knows that it can be difficult to get kids to try new things let alone to consume something that may be less than enjoyable. We are lucky indeed that there are many wonderful herbal preparations that will leave your kiddos asking for more while inspiring…

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Introduction to Herbs for Kids
  ON March 19,2015

Introduction To Herbs For Kids: A Kid’s Herbal Pharmacy

An Overview of Simple Herbal Preparations Using our gentle herbal friends is simply a lovely part of life. Herbs can be used to keep you healthy and make you strong. They can also be used to help you feel better when you are sick. Creating herbal remedies is a way to show gratitude for the herbs…

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