Bioregional Herbalism | Herbal Academy | Bioregional herbalism isn’t about restricting herbal practice, but about opening up to the full possibility of our relationship with plants.
  ON April 01,2021

Bioregional Herbalism

Bioregional herbalism is the oldest form of herbal practice. Before global trade people used what was close at hand. This taught herbal practitioners to develop relationships with the plants in their region on a much deeper level—beyond clinical knowledge and using herbs to address specific problems. This deep, experiential knowledge gave people a profound sense…

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Community Herbalism: 3 Ways to Make it More Accessible | Herbal Academy | You’re ready to put community herbalism back into your practice but don’t know where to start? Here are 3 ways to make it more accessible.
  ON February 17,2021

Community Herbalism: 3 Ways to Make it More Accessible

Awhile back, I was sitting outside and thoughts tinged by panic began to pop up, seemingly out of nowhere. A voice inside asked, “isn’t your business just participating in capitalism? Is there any community in your community herbalism practice? Do your personal values match your business values? Upon considering this message, I had to admit…

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4 Everyday Ways To Use Hydrosols | Herbal Academy | Hydrosols are water-based preparations that can be used in everyday ways for wellness, cosmetic, culinary, and cleaning. Learn more about hydrosols here!
  ON August 15,2019

4 Everyday Ways To Use Hydrosols

I studied herbalism for nearly seven years before I stumbled across hydrosols! When I finally started researching how to use hydrosols, I was amazed that this safe and versatile product wasn’t more popular. Aromatherapist and herbalist Cathy Skipper calls hydrosols “the quiet revolution in plant medicine” (AromaGnosis, 2019), and indeed, they’ve started to gain more…

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Free Ebook: Top 10 Herbalism Articles of 2018 | Herbal Academy | We’re sharing the top 10 herbalism articles from the Herbal Academy blog in 2018. We've gathered them up and packaged them in this free downloadable ebook.
  ON January 21,2019

Free Ebook: Top 10 Herbalism Articles of 2018

Although the new year has already begun, some of you may still be looking back on 2018, reflecting on experiences had or lessons learned. Some of this reflection may revolve around your herbal journey and how it’s progressed or changed over the year. If this is you, we have something to help you with your…

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101 Herbal Books | Herbal Academy | In an effort to help you determine which herbal books are right for you, we have compiled 101 herbal books on our shelves that have contributed to our education and career development.
  ON December 05,2016

101 Herbal Books To Build Your Herbal Library

As we so often remind our readers and students, learning herbalism is a lifelong journey to be savored and experienced. It is an endeavor to be nurtured with hands-on practice, study with experienced teachers, and learning from the many herbal books written by herbalists of all traditions and approaches, both modern and historical. As herbalists,…

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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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