Meadowsweet Tea with Rose | Herbal Academy | dried herbs on wood board
  ON March 19,2021

Meadowsweet Tea with Rose

This meadowsweet tea recipe offers a chance to calm the mind and gently soothe aches and pains while hydrating the body. A great way to practice self-care, this cup of herbal tea contains ingredients known to quiet a busy mind.  Also known as Queen of the Meadow, meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) flower appears to have analgesic…

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  ON December 19,2020

Herbal Bath Tea with Chamomile & Rose

Herbal bath tea makes a wonderful homemade gift, especially if that gift recipient is you! By blending together botanicals known for their nervine effects, this recipe includes chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) flowers and rose (Rosa spp.) petals to combine relaxation with aromatics.  Chamomile contains a flavonoid, apigenin, thought to be the source of the plant’s sedative…

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Hawthorn cordial on table
  ON November 21,2020

Hawthorn Berry Homemade Cordial

Harvesting hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) berries in late fall can produce a basket of sweet red berries ideal for a vitamin-rich homemade cordial (Harford,2020). Blended with seasonal favorites, including apple, rosehip (Rosa spp.), and cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.), this hawthorn berry homemade cordial is sure to delight and soothe.  The hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) tree offers many gifts:…

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How To Use Rose for Grief Support | Herbal Academy | Rose has many uses during states of grief. Learn how rose can soothe the human spirit during grief as well as some simple recipes for use in this post.
  ON March 11,2019

How To Use Rose for Grief Support

I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love. –Wendell Berry I’ve been thinking a lot about the briar lately—or more specifically, the rose. I see a need for the actions…

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9 Edible Flowers and How To Use Them | Herbal Academy | Discover how to use edible flowers and take a closer look at nine of our favorites!
  ON June 09,2017

9 Edible Flowers And How To Use Them

The use of edible flowers in cooking is an act of pure earthly delight! Fragrance and sheer beauty combine to create a truly sensually scrumptious experience right on your plate. You may be surprised to learn that there are a wide variety of flowers to enjoy. Discover how to enjoy using edible flowers and take…

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What Everybody Ought To Know About Flower Water | Herbal Academy |Do you know flower water is safer to use than essential oils and has a broad range of applications? Here's how to make it!
  ON September 10,2015

How to Make and Use Rose Water

There are many well-known herbal flowers I’ve had the privilege of using over the years…lavender, chamomile, calendula…all very popular in any herbal arsenal. But one flower that I’ve often overlooked and kept in the “for decoration only” category, has recently caught my attention for its wonderful herbal properties. The beautiful, fragrant rose. For years I…

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  ON August 13,2015

Cooling Down with Summer Rose

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, summer is the season of yang and is associated with the fire element, the Heart, and Small intestine. Energy peaks and it is the time of growth, light, and abundance. Summer is the season of joy and for most of us, it is a more relaxed and fun time of year….

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  ON July 30,2015

A Family Herb: The Comforts Of Rose

The lovely rose has more than a beautiful face. Highly prized throughout history as an herbal remedy, roses (Rosa spp.) have long been used to help soothe and heal humanity’s woes. Gentle rose is a calming nervine and a helpful respiratory and immune ally as well as a useful topical remedy. Bring the comforts of…

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  ON May 28,2015

Allergy Home Remedies For Families

Springtime brings the waking of green things from the Earth. The air is fresh and wild, and we feel called to the out-of-doors, to nature. Yet for some of us warmer weather  is also the harbinger of, well, misery. If you suffer from seasonal allergies or someone in your family does, you know that the…

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