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Herbal Academy

The Herbal Academy is your online doorway into the wild and wonderful world of herbalism. We welcome you to join our herbal community!

As an Academy, we bring teachers and students together to learn and to share in an atmosphere of rigor and of community. We seek to encourage learners and teachers in serious study and exploration, both academic and experiential.

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Artist 'domesticates' plant roots into intricate geometric forms


"Our perception of plants probably paints them as passive, slow-growing green things that aren't particularly intelligent -- at least, not like us humans. But recent research is showing how arrogantly anthrocentric that view may be, revealing that plants do indeed sense, learn, remember and react much like how a human might." This is plant magic!

treehugger.com Exploring new scientific ideas about 'plant neurobiology', this artist shapes plant roots in complex, textile-like forms.

Assorted Apothecary Labels – Set of 72 – Herbal Academy


Get this entire set for only $19.99 (on sale through Sunday) The Assorted Apothecary Labels Set includes:

36 – 1.5×3 inch bottle labels, in three designs
12 – ½ inch round labels
12 – 2 inch round labels
12 – 3 inch round labels
Reusable muslin storage bag

theherbalacademy.com These labels bring beauty and sophistication to any herbal preparation that you may create. Our signature botanical patterns surround ample blank space in which you can fill in the name and dates for each herbal preparation. Get inspired and identify your tinctures and tins from just a glance with e...

Ten Homemade Herbal Teas for Cold and Flu Season - Herbal Academy


Herbal tea may provide a lot of relief for many cold and flu symptoms and some herbs may even help boost your immune system to help you kick your illness to the curb faster!

theherbalacademy.com Some of the best natural remedies that I like to have during the cold and flu season are time consuming. These ten teas are easy to make when you need them!

We admit we can’t get enough of all of the wonderful books that are available to boost our herbal studies! Here are the top five introductory herbal books from our Herbal Bookshelf:


1. Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies by Julie Bruton Seal and Matthew Seal (B) – Profiles 50 common herbs and offers numerous recipes for herbal remedies.

2. Body Into Balance by Maria Noel Groves – Covers the foundations of good health, a review of body systems, chapters on managing pain, longevity and vitality, herbal medicine for children and pets, monographs, recipes, and key recommendations.

3. Common Herbs for Natural Health by Juliette de Bairacli Levy – An insightful and practical book from a grandmother of the herbalism revival in the United States, who shares her deep knowledge of herbs and herbal remedies gained through hands-on study with traditional cultures.

4. Complete Earth Medicine Handbook by Susanne Fischer-Rizzi – Describes 33 plants of Europe and North America from the traditional folkloric perspective, and includes recipes, lore, and practical uses for the plants.

5. Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier – Begins with an overview of herbal medicine and traditions and presents information on 550 plants, including habitat and cultivation, parts used, active constituents, therapeutic properties, uses, and preparations.

These are introductory level books, but we also adding our favs for Traditional and Folk Herbalism, Historical Texts, Plant ID and Foraging, and Cultivating Herbs in the Herbal Bookshelf! Browse our database here –– https://theherbalacademy.com/herbal-books/

A New Year Herbal Tonic Recipe – Herbal Academy


What better way to cultivate new energy in your life than to utilize some of your herbal allies for assistance? Get your vital energy flowing on a daily basis this year with our New Year Herbal Tonic recipe!

theherbalacademy.com Are you looking for a way to tone and increase vital energy in the body? Try this new year herbal tonic to attain more stamina and feel more alive!

Herbal Recipe Cards - Set of 25 – Herbal Academy


Usually $28.00, now $19.99 – get our Teacher Approved Herbal Recipe Cards! This Flash Sale ends Sunday!

theherbalacademy.com This set includes 25 enticing herbal recipes selected by Herbal Academy educators to give you some valuable experience making herbal preparations. The set covers a variety of herbal recipes including tinctures, salves, bath blends, teas, sprays, a bitters recipe, and tasty items such as herbal choco...

Keep your herbal supplies organized with this FREE Printable Herbal Toolkit Supply List

Download it here ––> https://theherbalacademy.com/supplies-for-herbalists/

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Friends, we hear your call for a Facebook Giveaway! Do us a favor and comment below with some products/brands you would love to see us collaborate with in the future!

How to Make Herbal Rolled Pills

Rolled herb pills (also known as pastilles) are quick and easy to make. Not only that, but they’re one of the easiest (and tastiest) ways to take herbs!

Find the full tutorial AND free recipe card here: https://theherbalacademy.com/rolled-herb-pills-video/

The Herbal Starter Kits are going out of stock for the season! Shop the limited supply here: https://theherbalacademy.com/product/herbal-starter-kit/

Entrepreneur Herbalist Training Path


This is an ambitious educational training path designed for those entrepreneur herbalists who want to venture into product development and launching a business!

"Joining The Herbal Academy has been one of the best decisions I've made for myself and my family."
– Shai, CEO of Wild Sister Magazine

theherbalacademy.com Starting an herbal products business requires unique knowledge about the various products and herbs being sold and an understanding of laws and regulations governing the handling, labeling, and selling of herbal products. The Entrepreneur Herbalist Path will help get you there!

5 Steps To A New Year Skincare Reboot – Herbal Academy


Though skincare often gets sidelined and is viewed as frivolous or unnecessary, it's an important part of health and wellness. Follow these 5 STEPS to NEW SKIN, and you will be glowing in no time!

theherbalacademy.com Looking for newer, healthier skin for this new year? Here are 5 tips to guide you in a New Year Skincare Reboot and demystify what steps a good skincare routine entails. You'll be well on your way to healthier skin!

Absolutely Barking!


Fantastic!! Get this FREE Bark Identification Download!

robymilling.blogspot.pe Enjoying life - in all its forms, in a small piece of South Lancashire countryside - my local patch.

Rosemary Oat Bannock For Imbolc


We love Gather's take on the traditional "Bannock of Bride" oak cakes.
"Baked in honour of St. Bridget or Brìghde, the goddess (and later saint) of Ireland, Scotland & the Isle of Man, they were left out on Imbolc Eve in the hope Brigid would leave her blessings of fertility, prosperity, and good health in return."

gathervictoria.com The grace of a gray bannock is in the baking of it… Scottish Proverb Oatcakes or Bannocks were traditionally eaten on old world feast days to mark the changing seasons. And roundabout Feb 1st…

Yarrow as a Natural Remedy for Fever and Flu - Herbal Academy


This plant is a do-it-all for flu and fever! Yarrow is both an anti-inflammatory as well as being antimicrobial. It reduces pain, is an anti-catarrhal, relaxes circulation, and is a mild sedative, too.

theherbalacademy.com Yarrow has drying, astringent properties, which can be a great boon to those with sinus infections, and even a powerful natural remedy for fever and flu.

Family Herbalist Package – Education by Herbal Academy


Become a Confident herbalist! This discounted herbalism package will equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to care for yourself and your family... naturally!

theherbalacademy.com The Family Herbalist Path is a great way to infuse your life with the benefits of herbal education. Learn herbal remedies, formulation, and family health.

Find It and Grind It: The Medicinal Power of Common Kitchen Spices


Slightly bitter and pungent, this aromatic herb aids in the secretion of digestive juices and relieves abdominal cramps and pain. Commonly used for intestinal disorders such as diarrhea or dysentery, this smoky spice has antibacterial properties and is a source of iron and flavonoids. It also is very good in the promotion of breast milk2. Roast seeds dry or sauté ground cumin in ghee or oil before adding to food. Very balancing for Pitta and Kapha disorders.
Read on for more Spices to move from the Kitchen to the Medicine Cabinet!

theherbalacademy.com Ayurveda uses a pantheon of botanical remedies in healing and a large part of its daily practice starts in the kitchen, using common kitchen spices!

Cacao & Vanilla Body Scrub


A delicious combination, this luxurious body scrub is sure to please the senses and treat your skin to a mid-winter pick-me-up!

blog.mountainroseherbs.com Looking for a rich-scented scrub to adorn your skin with? This DIY cacao & vanilla body polish uses salt, essential oils, cacao powder, vanilla extract and oil!

What to Forage in Winter: 30+ Edible and Medicinal Plants and Fungi


Foraging during the winter? Here are some plants to look out for!

growforagecookferment.com Although foraging in winter may seem difficult, there are actually quite a few things that you may find. Learn about what to forage in winter.

The Herbarium


Inside the digital walls of The Herbarium, we’ve transformed the traditional herbarium, a collection of dried plants used as reference, to share herbal knowledge, discoveries, lessons, and beautiful visuals. You will find complete and continuously updated herbal monographs, intensive trainings, thoughtful articles, educational videos, tutorials, and teaching charts. As part of The Herbarium community, you will have all of these resources right at your fingertips, enriching your life-long journey through herbalism! Explore what this fabulous resource has to offer!

herbarium.theherbalacademy.com We are herbalists, a spirited group of individuals from all walks of life, joined together by our gratitude for nature and our desire to partner with plants to support wellness.

Video: How To Make A Calendula Salve – Herbal Academy


Calendula is an herbal staple that many herbalists include in their herbal toolkits. While this herb has a plethora of uses, one of the most common uses is as a topical preparation for the skin. Get instructions for creating an easy Calendula Salve + a FREE recipe card download in this post!

theherbalacademy.com Have you ever wished you knew how to make salve? In this short video we walk you through the steps to creating your very own calendula salve! You'll be surprised at how simple it is!

Materia Medica Journal – Herbal Academy


The Herbal Materia Medica Journal helps you organize your plant studies into one fabulous resource and treasured keepsake! The Journal is on sale for $29.99 through Sunday night!

theherbalacademy.com Deepen your connection to herbalism one plant at a time! Our gorgeous Materia Medica Journal can help you organize your herbal studies while creating a useful tool and treasured keepsake. With the ability to accommodate 50 botanical monographs with room for additional notes, it also contains useful�...

5 Child-Friendly Herbs For Topical Use – Herbal Academy


Among other qualities, bright and sunny Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a helpful children’s topical because of its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and vulnerary (wound-healing) qualities. Both gentle and strong-acting, Calendula is one of my favorites because it can be used in so many child-friendly ways—as an infused oil, an infusion, a spray, in salves or powders, and on and on. It’s a turn-to remedy that supports everyday inflammatory skin disorders like diaper rash, cradle cap, eczema, and dermatitis and can also be helpful in situations as simple as heat rash. Calendula also aids in wound healing so it is a nice addition to wound washes; I’ve even added it to eye washes and poultices for children with conjunctivitis.

Visit the article for 4 additional herb recommendations for children!

theherbalacademy.com Are you looking for very simple-to-make remedies to keep on hand for your children? If you have children, you’re familiar with all of the common childhood ailments, from colds and flu to basic boo-boos. Here's 5 child-friendly herbs for topical use to make with and for your children!

How To Make and Use Rose Infused Honey – Herbal Academy


Roses are often overlooked for their therapeutic benefits. They offer many benefits beyond skin care, and creating a simple rose infused honey is a beautiful way to enjoy the aesthetic, physiological, and spiritual gifts of the alluring rose.

theherbalacademy.com Tranquility, love, and contentment are some of the emotions triggered when inhaling the beautiful aroma of the humble rose. For thousands of years, roses have been powerful symbols associated with love and beauty. Not only are roses an elegant way to say “I love you,” but they offer extraordinar...

5 Herbal Books for Beginners | Herbal Academy


5 Herbal Books to add to your beginner library!

theherbalacademy.com Are you new to herbs and looking for a way to learn at a beginner level? Here are 5 great herbal books for beginners to get you started! All of these books are useful for practical referencing or daily inspiration. Sample a few styles and pay attention to which voice, approach, or discipline resonat...

Materia Medica Journal – Herbal Academy


Congrats to our lucky winner of this week's giveaway! Stop over on Instagram to see if you've won. Also, we are discounting the Herbal Materia Medica Journal through Sunday, the 14th!!

"Deepen your connection to herbalism one plant at a time! Our gorgeous Materia Medica Journal can help you organize your herbal studies while creating a useful tool and treasured keepsake. With the ability to accommodate 50 botanical monographs with room for additional notes, it also contains useful reference charts on plant identification, herbal safety, and researching tips and tricks. These notes and charts are featured at the beginning and end of the journal for easy reference and to support your herbal learning journey."

theherbalacademy.com Deepen your connection to herbalism one plant at a time! Our gorgeous Materia Medica Journal can help you organize your herbal studies while creating a useful tool and treasured keepsake. With the ability to accommodate 50 botanical monographs with room for additional notes, it also contains useful�...

Using Woad As A Natural Flu Remedy - Herbal Academy


Woad is a practical addition to your natural flu remedies! For starters, try this Isatis Anti-Viral Tincture!

theherbalacademy.com Isatis spp. are easily grown, generous plants, and have been used as a dye in TCM for centuries. Harvest this plant for natural flu remedies and antivirals.

2018 Herbal Events


A fantastic guide to 2018 Herbal Events!

blog.mountainroseherbs.com Curious about our plans for 2018? Check out this list of local and national events we'll be attending or sponsoring. Hope to see you there!

Join us on Instagram for another giveaway! This week we are teaming up with dear friends at Herbal Revolution and Tamed Wild Apothecary, gifting one lucky winner this fantastic botanical prize package!


How to Make a Simple Calendula Salve


+ Download the recipe card from the video here: https://theherbalacademy.com/calendula-salve-video/

Plant Portraits


If you know how to read them, these illustrations convey a wealth of knowledge about the plants they portray!

wellcomecollection.org The beautiful and mysterious illustrations in medieval herbals convey a wealth of knowledge about the plants they portray.

FREE Herbs For Animals Chart - Herbal Academy blog


Grab this free download for our "Herbs for Animals" chart!

theherbalacademy.com Herbalism for Animals – As shown in the Free Herbs for Animals Chart: 20 Herbs to Know & Use, herbs can be a wonderful addition to your pet's diet.

How To Grow Culinary Herbs Indoors During The Winter


This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of creating an indoor herb garden space that will keep your green thumb in action and your spirits high during the dim days of winter.

theherbalacademy.com Would you like a way to grow herbs indoors that you can enjoy all winter long? Here's a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of creating an indoor herb garden space that will keep your green thumb in action and your spirits high during the dim days of winter.

How to Make Herbal Glycerites: Tinctures Without Alcohol


Herbal tinctures are typically made from alcohol, but glycerin is a good alternative for children, animals, and adults when palatability and alcohol sensitivities are primary considerations!

theherbalacademy.com Fresh plants are ideal for making herbal glycerites. In these non-alcoholic tinctures, glycerin excels at preserving the fresh plant juices.

Doctrine of Signatures: An Introduction to Deepening Our Connection with the Healing Properties of Plants


Here's a glimpse into the poetic and intuitive side of herbs! Do enjoy!

theherbalacademy.com By learning about signatures in nature, we can gain insight into the properties of plants, how they may be supportive to humans, and even glimpse an understanding that all things are connected and present in relationship to one another. Here's a glimpse into the more poetic and intuitive side of her...

Sunbutter Cookies: A Tasty Treat – Herbal Academy


These Sunbutter Cookies are best described as delicious little seed butter patties. They have a distinctive nuttiness and are just sweet enough!

theherbalacademy.com Are you looking for a simple and healthy winter treat? We have the perfect Sunbutter Cookie recipe for you with 2 variations that your family and friends will love!

Introductory Herbal Course – Herbal Academy


This beginner herbalism program includes over 50 plant monographs to get you using herbs in your home and in the outdoors!

theherbalacademy.com The affordable online self-paced Introductory Herbal Course gives beginners an herbalism foundation, teaching herbal remedies, tinctures, and body care.

7 Things You May Not Know About Passionflower


We love to love this herb, and here are 7 reasons why!

theherbalacademy.com Do you know passionflower has a calming and soothing effect on the nervous system? It has antispasmodic, hypnotic, anodyne, anxiolytic, and sedative actions as well. Here are 7 other things you may not know about this herb!

Taking Time for Self-Care – Herbal Academy


Linden (Tillia Americana) –relieves tension (headaches, shoulders), palpitations

Rose (Rosa rugosa)– mood lifting, calming, soothing, relaxing

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)– restlessness, nervousness, winding down for sleep

Read the article for more herbs!

theherbalacademy.com We can't fully remove stress from our lives, but we can find ways of coping with it, reducing its health effects. Self-care is essential for our well-being!

3 Nervine Herbs to Help Soothe Stress – Herbal Academy


LEMON BALM is a cooling nervine with an appealing lemony smell and deliciously lemon-like flavor. It is preferably used fresh to capture its light, uplifting taste, but can also be used dried, and may be infused in teas or honey and added to formulas to improve compliance by disguising other flavors. Lemon balm is calming, uplifting, and tones and restores the nervous system as a trophorestorative. It may be particularly indicated for those who tend toward anxiety and nervousness.

theherbalacademy.com Did you know there is a group of herbs that can help you manage your stress? They're called nervines. Come all about them and how you can use them to manage daily stress!

The Herbal Starter Kit – start using herbs today!

The Herbal Starter Kits are winding down for now, but will be back in the fall!

While we have been efficiently fulfilling the demand for these kits to-date, we look forward to the warm growing season ahead. Yes, we are still deep in winter here in New England, but spring will soon be upon us and it’s at this time that we herbalists find ourselves outdoors, tending to our gardens, foraging for wild edibles, and using fresh plants in our herbal preparations when possible. For this reason, we are going to process the last set of Kits that we have planned for assembly and wait to restock our shelves with all this deliciousness in the early fall. We will miss you, dear fragrant herbs!

theherbalacademy.com Craving hands-on experience with herbs? The Herbal Starter Kit includes 22 recipes, 14 plant lessons, and 18 herbs you need to make these remedies at home!

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