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Sweet Violets of Spring | Herbal Academy | These flowers are the perfect pick for spring gatherers. From using them in food to pressing them for note cards, we have some inspirational ideas for using and enjoying the violets of spring!
  ON April 10,2017

Sweet Violets of Spring

I’m sitting here, looking out the office window over the snow-covered hills and sniffing a wee bottle of violet leaf absolute that arrived a couple months ago in an extravagant birthday basket. It is hard to describe, but Marge Clark of Nature’s Gift has this to say about it: “Intensely green initially, this absolute has…

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  ON January 30,2017

Free Pages for your Materia Medica

If the concept of creating a materia medica is somewhat new for you, we welcome you to learn more on the blog with our post What is a Materia Medica? The Herbal Academy materia medica is compiled in The Herbarium, our online plant monograph database. If you’re already a member of The Herbarium, you are…

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Sage Throughout the Ages | Herbal Academy | Come learn about sage throughout the ages including how modern day herbalists and herbalists of the past used it for health and healing.
  ON September 26,2016

Sage Throughout The Ages

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of sage? Food? Medicine? For many, sage is known as a medicinal herb that elicits feelings of warmth and comfort. Its medicinal properties can also lower cholesterol, rebuild vitality and strength that has been lost during an illness, and is a tonic…

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Herbs and the Chronic Pain Puzzle | Herbal Academy | Those suffering from chronic pain should consider each piece of the chronic pain puzzle when they want to add supportive herbs into their life.
  ON August 19,2016

Herbs and the Chronic Pain Puzzle

In our series on herbalism and the problem of pain, we’ve already looked at An Herbal Perspective on Managing Pain, and at Herbalism and Acute Pain. Today, we will be investigating Herbs and the Chronic Pain Puzzle. Just like a jigsaw puzzle, there are many smaller pieces that make up the big picture of what…

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How To Use Essential Oils For Scarring | Herbal Academy | Essential oils are useful for any herbal first aid kit. Learn how to use essential oils for scarring.
  ON August 10,2016

How To Use Essential Oils For Scarring

Essential oils are an excellent component in any first aid kit, as their antimicrobial qualities are well known, both traditionally and through scientific research, but their ability to help with wound healing and scar tissue formation, in particular, has not been as well established. While there is some anecdotal evidence that there are helpful essential…

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