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How To Have A Sensational Experience With Oatstraw | The Herbal Academy | Experience the sensation of oatstraw with this vivid post!
  ON February 19,2016

How To Have A Sensational Experience With Oatstraw

by Rebecca Swartwood Salty, sweet, milky, feminine, watery, strengthening, silky, easy… These were my initial impressions after drinking my first cup of oatstraw infusion. It was soothingly thick, almost chewable in my mouth, coating throat and stomach with its healing liquid. As I sat with the tea, I felt strengthened deep into my core, the…

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Thyme is an Herb for Winter Health | Herbal Academy Blog | Learn all about the many uses of the herb thyme!
  ON February 17,2016

4 Reasons Thyme Is An Herb For Winter Health

There are many herbal allies that you may enjoy working with during the long, cold winter months.  Elderberry and elecampane are a couple that come to mind, or perhaps astragalus or angelica are a better fit for you. However, it might surprise you that an herb tucked away into your kitchen cabinet, thyme, is the…

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  ON June 24,2015

Getting to Know the Valerian Plant

In my last article, I wrote about the lovely aroma of elder flowers.    Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is on the other end of the fragrance spectrum. Although some people like the smell of valerian (I’m one of them), many say that it reminds them of  “dirty sweat socks.” Dioscorides and Galen must have felt the same way, since they referred…

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