4 Options for Herbal Ground Cover | Herbal Academy | If you need to fill a space in your garden bed or where grass has a difficult time growing, we have 4 great ideas for herbal ground cover!
  ON March 23,2021

4 Options for Herbal Ground Cover

An herbal ground cover is a great option for gardeners looking to fill empty space in their garden beds or fill patches in the yard where grass has a difficult time growing. Some people even grow ground covers as an alternative to traditional grass lawns, which require heavy watering and feeding to maintain.  Ground covers…

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4 Tips to Control Mint in the Garden | Herbal Academy | If you've ever wondered how to control mint in your herb garden, this post is for you. Here are 4 tips to help you keep your mint plants under control! 
  ON July 25,2019

4 Tips to Control Mint in the Garden

There is nothing quite like the invigorating scent and flavor of mint (Mentha spp.) freshly picked from the garden. Mint can be added to many food dishes, it can add freshness to a summer lemonade, and it is helpful in supporting a variety of wellness conditions. From well-known peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and spearmint (Mentha…

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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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  ON October 08,2014

Valerian Mint Cordial: The Perfect Herbal Nightcap

No matter how hard I try to maintain a good sleep schedule, I often find myself lying awake, staring at the ceiling long after I should be asleep. My mind is either going over tomorrow’s plans, replaying today’s conversations over and over, or fixating on some other anxiety that I just can’t let go of….

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  ON July 28,2014

Meet the Mint Family (+ Mint Sun Tea Recipe!)

I walk in my gardens on a July evening, admiring the lush green that abounds in midsummer. The bee balm is chest high and near blooming, the lavender, catnip, and oregano are in full flower; the sage, rosemary, thyme, and basil are growing tender new leaves almost daily; and the peppermint and lemon balm are…

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