The Comfrey Controversy: Can And Should One Use Comfrey Internally? | Herbal Academy | Should you use comfrey internally? This article will explore the benefits, traditional uses, and safety of comfrey to answer this commonly debated question.
  ON August 12,2019

The Comfrey Controversy: Can And Should One Use Comfrey Internally?

Can and should one use comfrey (Symphytum spp.) internally?  This is a question that herbalists have been debating since safety concerns were first brought to light regarding the potentially negative health effects associated with using comfrey internally. While many herbalists have used comfrey internally for years with no known problems, others are heeding the warnings…

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How To Use Low-Dose Botanicals Like Lobelia Safely | Herbal Academy | Learn what low-dose botanicals are and proper ways to use them safely. We'll look specifically at the herb lobelia (Lobelia inflata).
  ON April 16,2019

How To Use Low-Dose Botanicals Like Lobelia Safely

Plants are complex, and they have profound effects on the human body. Paracelsus said, “What is there that is not poison? All things are poison and nothing is without poison. Solely the dose determines that a thing is not a poison” (Grandjean, 2016). For the herbalist, knowing how to use low-dose botanicals without causing harm…

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  ON April 06,2015

A Guide to Essential Oil Safety

This post is the third in a weekly, multi-part series on using essential oils. We started by discussing Basic Essential Oils for Daily Living and How to Choose High Quality Essential Oils, and continue here with a discussion on essential oil safety. What are some general safety rules? How can you use essential oils safely aromatically, internally, and topically? What are…

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