How To Nip Holiday Stress In The Bud | Herbal Academy | Are you taking time for self-care during this busy time of year? Here are some tips to help you nip holiday stress in the bud, including a recipe!
  ON November 10,2017

How To Nip Holiday Stress In The Bud

The holiday season is a double-edged sword—festive and heartwarming on the one hand, a mad dash of colossal proportions on the other. We tell ourselves that all the work is worth the effort, but when we’re left exhausted and crabby, holiday spirit is about the furthest thing from our minds (and hearts). How do we…

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Creating a Local Materia Medica with Holy Basil | Herbal Academy | Holy basil is part of the mint family and is useful for fighting stress and aging. Learn the other many uses of this plant for your local materia medica!
  ON September 30,2016

Creating a Local Materia Medica: Holy Basil

There is an herb in my local materia medica that is not native to my area, does not grow wild, isn’t hardy here in New England, and isn’t perennial—it requires annual seeding in the garden and is sensitive to frost. Despite these limitations, I am undeniably, profusely, and irrevocably in love with holy basil, and…

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  ON September 14,2015

Relieving Stress through Yoga – 9 Useful Tips

For me, setting aside every task and “to-do” I have for the day to take a yoga-break is indispensable. Sometimes, I wonder what is so magical about this activity that makes it the best part of my nerve-racking day. When yoga was developed several thousand years ago, few people had the answer to what makes…

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  ON August 12,2015

Herbal Support for Back to School

The hot, lazy days of summer are swiftly flowing by and many students are already getting ready to go back to school. As with any big transition, this time of year can bring forth challenges for students big and small. Herbal support may be useful in lending a helping hand during this exciting time and ease…

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  ON December 05,2014

5 Natural Ways to Relieve Stress During the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is over and we are now officially in the middle of the holiday season. With the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, work, family, and keeping the whole family healthy through the cold and flu season, stress can really take a toll on our bodies. Without proper relief, stress can build up until it…

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How To Make Your Home Smell Good With Essential Oil Diffuser Blends | Herbal Academy | Aromatic herbs and essential oils can create a homey atmosphere for your family to enjoy. Make your home smell good with essential oil diffuser blends!
  ON February 20,2014

Essential Oils for Anxiety and Stress Relief

What Are Essential Oils? The sweetness of rose, the fresh greenness of pine, and the tangy fruitiness of orange: these scents are caused by unique aromatic chemicals that help attract or repel insects, play roles in the plant’s immune system, and perform other functions not yet known. Thousands of years ago, humans figured out how…

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  ON September 16,2013

3 Herbs For Anxiety

Anxiety can be a problem for many of us. Sometimes, we feel anxious and stressed after a particularly busy day of deadlines, errands, and fires needing to be put out. Others of us may have more long-term, chronic struggles with anxiety. Feeling unsettled in this way can not only be taxing on our mood but…

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