How to Make a Succus | Herbal Academy | Learn how to make a succus as a useful solution for preserving the freshly-expressed juice of a plant into a manageable storage supply.
  ON June 04,2021

How to Make a Succus

A succus is the freshly expressed juice of a plant or its fruit. If you aren’t familiar with this kind of herbal preparation, that is probably because it hasn’t been as widely offered by producers in the herbal industry. Home herbalists tend to reserve this type of preparation for fewer plants, or those that will…

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Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe for a Dry Cough | Herbal Academy | This herbal cough syrup recipe containing demulcent herbs is just wonderful for soothing throat tissues during a dry cough or sore throat.
  ON April 02,2021

Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe for a Dry Cough

A dry unproductive cough can be caused by irritation such as dry air, smoke, allergens, and pollution, or develop during a respiratory infection. Worst of all it can be really uncomfortable, disrupting sleep, work, school, travel, and other activities, and can cause a headache or a sore throat that lasts. A dry cough and sore…

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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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Plantain Leaf Benefits and Recipes | Herbal Academy | Learn the many benefits of plantain leaf (Plantago spp.) and how to use it in two simple recipes, a juice and a face mask.
  ON June 25,2020

Plantain Leaf Benefits and Recipes

Since the launch of The Foraging Course, we’ve had a renewed interest in the humble, helpful herbs that grow right outside our doors. Plantain leaf (Plantago spp.) is one such wonder “weed” that’s found all over the globe. Two of the most common species, broadleaf plantain (P. major) and ribwort plantain (P. lanceolata), have followed…

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Easy DIY Bee Sting Poultice | Herbal Academy | As beautiful as it is to be outdoors in nature with the bees—sometimes you get stung! Learn how to make an herbal DIY bee sting poultice in this article.
  ON June 13,2019

Easy DIY Bee Sting Poultice

Let’s face it: as beautiful and amazing as it is to be outdoors in nature with the birds and the bees—sometimes you get stung! Whether you are hard at work gardening, on a hike, or even just wandering around your city, bee stings can happen anywhere. Luckily for us, once you learn how to prepare…

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5 Child-Friendly Herbs For Topical Use | Herbal Academy | Looking for simple-to-make remedies for your kids? Here's 5 child-friendly herbs for topical use to help you do just that!
  ON June 19,2017

5 Child-Friendly Herbs For Topical Use

If you have children (or if you’ve ever been a child, for that matter), you’re familiar with all of the common childhood ailments, from colds and flu to basic boo-boos (like cuts, scrapes, and bruises). As a mother of two, there are a handful of herbs and very simple-to-make topical remedies that I like to…

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Create A Local Materia Medica With Plantain | Herbal Academy |Plantain, with its edible and medicinal uses and widespread availability, is a fantastic addition to your local materia medica list.
  ON July 13,2016

Creating a Local Materia Medica With Plantain (+ Plantain Salve Recipe)

Part of the beauty of a local materia medica is its humility, and you can’t get much more humble than plantain (Plantago spp.). Considered a weed the world over, this tenacious and resilient plant steadfastly grows in lawns, fields, roadsides, disturbed land, sidewalk cracks—you name it. And while plantain is often overlooked today (saved by…

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  ON September 23,2015

Plantain, A Story

We have plantain growing all over our yard. I’m a new, not yet budding herbalist, and I have yet to use it. I have been lying in wait for someone in my household to get a bug bite so that I could try crunching up a leaf and making a spit poultice. I have been…

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  ON June 02,2015

Poison Ivy Remedies Using Herbs

Sooner or later, many of us will encounter poison ivy, oak, or sumac. Whether you are foraging, gardening, hiking, or just enjoying the warm sunny days, there is a good chance you will see one of these plants. Fortunately, there are several natural poison ivy remedies that can help offer you some relief in case you…

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6 Spring Herbs You Can Forage Now | Herbal Academy | Foragers everywhere look forward to the first spring foliage that bursts from the earth. Here are 6 spring herbs you can forage now!
  ON April 01,2015

Foraged Skin Care Remedies

Early spring is a wonderful time for foraging. After winter, it is refreshing to finally get outside and gather some healing herbs. Foraging for plants is an easy way to enjoy the benefits of herbs, and to learn more about the gifts that nature offers us. Gathering free wild plants to add to our creations…

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