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American Botanical Council

We are happy to announce the next webinar in the Sustainable Herbs Program (SHP) Toolkit Webinar Series: COVID and the Botanical Industry: Perspectives from the Field. How is the unprecedented growth in the botanical industry impacting producer groups around the world? What can ingredient suppliers, finished product companies, and consumers do to support the work these companies do to source high

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Wild Lettuce, Spontaneous Generation in the Garden of Diversity – Richo’s Blog

How does one identify volunteers in the field?  Well, the volunteers will appear in the area under and around the mother plant, or in the case of short-lived plants like Wild Lettuce, in the area where the mother plant once prospered but is now gone.  Every seedling has its individual characteristics.  Some will carry the seed coat up above the

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Gardening Under Lights with Kids Webinar – KidsGardening

Do you love gardening with kids, but perhaps feel challenged by space or weather? Gardening indoors under lights might be the perfect solution! Don’t know where to start? We’ll help you. Join KidsGardening’s senior education specialist, Sarah Pounders, and Leslie Halleck, horticultural expert, and author of “Gardening Under Lights” as they simplify successful indoor gardening with lights and explain how you can

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Lavender and Dodder Syrup Appears as Effective as Citalopram for Depression with Anxiety in Adults

Affecting 350 million people globally, major depressive disorder (MDD) is a chronic illness with a lifetime prevalence rate of 17% per individual. Comorbid anxiety can increase its severity. To treat this co-occurrence, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are generally prescribed; however, half of patients using such drugs fail to respond due to adverse effects. The use of

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Parsley – Herb of the Month and Herb of the Year

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
By Maryann Readal The spotlight is shining on parsley this month. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month for January and the International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year™ for 2021. The three most common varieties of parsley are P. crispum or curly-leaf parsley,  P.…

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Stock Your Winter Herbal Apothecary – Traditional Medicinals

Traditional herbalism is inextricably intertwined with the seasons. The shifting tides of hot to cold, harvest to hibernation, and light to dark guide us to the plants and healing protocols best suited to our needs any time of year. Whether our seasons are indistinguishable, or extremely dynamic, it is undeniable that for those of us in the northern hemisphere, we

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DIY Recipe of the Month: Holiday Scented Room Spray • The Organic Alcohol Company

Scent memory is something many in the fragrance industry know very well. It can make a perfume or fragrance compelling as it draws on our emotions, and we resonate with it. As part of our evolutionary process, our olfactory senses were a vital part of survival. Smells go directly into our limbic system, the system that deals with our emotions

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Herbal Hacks, Part 2: Crafts, Health, and Beauty

Originally posted on The Herb Society of America Blog:
From the calming characteristics of lavender to the practice of pressing plants, our readers find all sorts of ways to add a bit of herbiness to their crafty arts and relaxing rituals. Please enjoy our next installment of reader-submitted herbal hacks–herbs for crafts, health, and beauty. I place a little crystal…

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