Herbal Schools

There are extensive options for herbal training. The following list is only a small percentage of herbal education schools. They are listed in no particular order. If you are considering an herbal education it is important to pick a school that resonates with you and your specific interests. The American Herbalist Guild (AHG) has a great article entitled “Guide to Getting an Herbal Education” that you may wish to read before choosing a school. Many of the following offer distance learning programs.

Boost Your Immune System with Elderberry

Elderberry, typically European or black elder (Sambucus nigra) has been receiving widespread publicity for its role in reducing flu symptoms, soothing sore throats and coughs as well as boosting the immune system. Numerous scientific studies on the effectiveness of elderberry have been conducted. Following is an overview of studies on elderberry from Blackelderberry.info 2009 – […]

Most Popular Posts of 2009

It was interesting to go through the web statistics and determine the most popular posts for 2009. Following are the 5 most popular posts for 2009 with a brief summary. If you haven’t had the chance, please click the link and read the entire article.  Thank you for reading and visiting A Journey into Herbal […]

Rooibos: The Red Tea

Rooibos, (pronounced “roy-bos”), Aspalathus linearis, grows only in a small area of Southern Africa in the region of the Western Cape province. The name Rooibos is derived from “red bush”. Technically Rooibos is not a “true” tea because it does not come from the Camellia plants that produce traditional teas although it has long been […]

Tea Brewing

This article contains instructions for brewing the perfect cup of green, white, Oolong, black and Rooibos teas. Proper water temperature, tea-leaf volume and steeping time all effect the outcome of tea. Improperly brewed tea can be bitter or flavorless.

Making Herbal Tinctures

Herbal tinctures are alcohol or water/alcohol solutions made from dry or fresh herbs. The alcohol or alcohol/water solution extracts the medicinal constituents out of the plant material. This is a great way of preserving and using herbs. Store herbal tinctures in dark glass bottles away from heat and light. Tinctures remain viable for several years. […]