The Best and Worst Plants for Pets | Herbal Academy | While there are many plants that are safe for domestic animals, there is also a list of plants that are toxic. Here's the best and worst plants for pets.
  ON November 19,2018

The Best and Worst Plants for Pets

While there are many herbs, plants, and vegetables that are healthy and safe for domestic animals, there is a long list of plants that are downright toxic to our four-legged companions. Sadly, these dangerous plants are prevalent, lurking in our yards and homes. You know your companion animal better than anyone else, so when cultivating…

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5 Herbal Cookbooks For Your Kitchen | Herbal Academy | Whether you’re a complete novice or seasoned herbalist, here's 5 herbal cookbooks that will help inspire new dimensions and insights into the foods you eat.
  ON June 05,2018

5 Herbal Cookbooks For Your Kitchen

Cooking with herbs can be one of the more delicious and rewarding ways to integrate herbs into our daily life. In fact, herbs have held a place in the kitchen through the centuries, and are integral to cultural culinary traditions. Many of our first interactions with herbs may have been a garnish of parsley, meats…

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Ancient Lore Surrounding Herbs Of Christmas Past | Herbal Academy | Have you ever wondered about the ancient lore surrounding the herbs of Christmas past? Here are several entertaining short stories for you to enjoy!
  ON December 21,2017

Ancient Lore Surrounding Herbs of Christmas Past

The holiday season is upon us. As we decorate, plan our meals, and decide on gifts―the remnants of ancient traditions linger in many of our celebrations. The shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice, has been acknowledged by various cultures throughout history. While the actual ceremonies for this day are still practiced by a…

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What Exactly Are “Parts” in Herbal Recipes? | Herbal Academy | Using parts in herbal recipes as a measurement really is a simple way to enjoy herbs, allowing for flexibility and ease in herbal crafting!
  ON April 05,2017

What Exactly Are “Parts” in Herbal Recipes?

In the sleepy morning hours, I often find myself brewing a warm pot of tea to accompany me through the day. Spoonfuls of beautiful dried herbs, fragrant and colorful, say their hellos to me as I measure them into the pot. Easily measured out with my trusty spoon, it only takes a moment or two…

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Herbs and the Chronic Pain Puzzle | Herbal Academy | Those suffering from chronic pain should consider each piece of the chronic pain puzzle when they want to add supportive herbs into their life.
  ON August 19,2016

Herbs and the Chronic Pain Puzzle

In our series on herbalism and the problem of pain, we’ve already looked at An Herbal Perspective on Managing Pain, and at Herbalism and Acute Pain. Today, we will be investigating Herbs and the Chronic Pain Puzzle. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, there are many smaller pieces that make up the big picture of what…

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The Secret Meaning of Herbs | Herbal Academy | Sage for wisdom, thyme for courage... Across many different cultures, humans have cherished a secret meaning of herbs and plants!
  ON July 17,2015

The Secret Meaning of Herbs

Across many different cultures and time periods, humans have cherished a secret meaning of herbs and plants. Flowers, herbs, and foliage were given as tokens of good luck and well wishing – sprigs of wheat included in bridal bouquets for fertility, wreaths of bay laurels worn as a symbol of victory. Small bouquets called “tussie…

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