Spring Plantain Herbal Infusion | The School of Aromatic Studies

It’s finally spring and all around there are cleavers, violet flowers, chickweed, plantain, and a few other early spring medicinal plants in the area around us. I am sure if you look around your yard or in a field yet to be touched by modern-day‘ weed killers’ you will stumble upon plantain.  Today we… Continue Reading Source: Spring Plantain Herbal

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DIY Recipe of the Month: Essential Oil Deodorant Spray • The Organic Alcohol Company

Deodorant, for many of us, a necessary evil. Living in a somewhat alternative area, I have seen and heard of every remedy for natural deodorants, from crystals and salts to supplements. Many of those work to varying degrees and most folks would try just about anything to stay away from some of the more traditional chemical-laden formulas you buy at

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HSA Webinar: Shedding Light on the Solanaceae: An Exploration of Our Relationship with Nightshades

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
by Jen Munson, HSA Education Chair The nightshade family of plants sounds ominous  – how could it not with the use of the words night and shade? The official name of this family is Solanaceae, and these plants are characterized by the shape of the flower, which in some cases feature…

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Chervil – Herb of the Month

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
by Maryann Readal Chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium, is similar to parsley but has a milder, anise flavor. It is sometimes called French parsley or garden parsley. The Romans named it cherifoliu, the ‘cheri’ part meaning delight and the ‘folium’ part meaning leaves—the joy of leaves. Chervil is important in French cuisine, where it…

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Sensory Herb Gardens for Special Needs Children

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Candace Riddle Ever since Beatrix Potter wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit, children and gardens have had a special friendship. That friendship is even stronger between children with special needs and special gardens called “sensory gardens.”  The difference between a sensory garden and a “regular” garden is the human factor—…

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The Kids Garden Community – KidsGardening

Join a growing community of educators, families, and volunteers bringing the joys of gardening to kids! For years, we’ve been wanting a way to connect YOU with like-minded garden educators and families to learn, share, and grow together. Now we have it! Learn more! The Kids Garden Community is a new FREE online community we’ve created for you in collaboration

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Arnica as a First Aid Medicine

Arnica has a long history of use for injuries wherever it grows. It has a long history of use by Native Americans. Many of the ways it is currently employed are derived from European traditions, where it is still commonly used. Our current usage is very similar to its historical use for injuries. Arnica has historically and traditionally been used

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DIY Recipe of the Month: Herbal Spring Tincture • The Organic Alcohol Company

Organic Alcohol Company (OAC) was founded in 2001 to provide high-proof Organic Alcohol with herbalists in mind. Our founder, an herbalist himself, saw the need to provide an alternative to other conventional ethanols on the market. Focusing on high quality and healthful medicines is still something our whole team values. We regularly purchase products from our local herbalist customers, not

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The Anti-Infectious Medicinal Properties of Propolis | DonnieYance.com

What is Propolis? A resinous material produced by honeybees from plant exudates, propolis is valued in traditional herbal medicine for its immune modulating and anti-microbial effects. The word “propolis” is rooted in the Greek language and means ‘defense for’ (pro) ‘the community’ (polis), which refers to the beehive. Bees use propolis to construct and restore their hives. Propolis forms a

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