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The Herbarium!

Amber Shehan November 27, 2014


The Herbarium Membership

The Herbal Academy of New England has announced their new offering: The Herbarium!

I love the HANE, and their Introductory and Intermediate Herbalism courses offer a great opportunity for anyone wanting to expand their herbal knowledge and practical application of herbal medicines. When I saw they had a new project being unveiled called The Herbarium, I was pretty jazzed to see what it was all about.

The Herbarium is a lush and lovely site, and easy to navigate.  The resources are pretty phenomenal, too, with plant and herb monographs that you can search by energetic action (cooling, heating, diffusing), by body action (adaptogen, nervine, stimulant), by preparation method (tea, infusion, external), or by taste (bitter, astringent, slightly sweet).  There’s alphabetical listings and of course, a standard search box for your custom queries.

There’s also a library of articles, a section called “Media” that includes downloadable PDFs of charts and tips to hang in your apothecary or kitchen!   There’s a growing Video library as well.

Honestly, though, my favorite part is the forum!  Since the Susun Weed forum was lost earlier this year, along with nearly a decade worth of collected herbalist knowledge from many different herbalist paths (which I felt was rather like the library of Alexandria burning down), I’ve missed a good simple forum for the herbal folk. I hope to see you there soon

It only costs $45 to have this resource at your fingertips for a whole year!

So come on over, register for Herbarium, and join me in the forums!

Amber Shehan

Hi! I'm Amber Pixie, and this is my site. Enjoy the recipes, information, posts, and please feel free to message me if you have questions!


  1. Rebecca on December 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I saw this on another site do you recommend this for beginners such as myself? I am really trying hard to get my feet into herbs and stuff and am always looking for GOOD reliable references. And there is so much information on the net you never know whats good and whats not.

    • Amber Shehan on December 3, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Hey, Rebecca! I really do enjoy my time in Herbarium so far. It is small, since it is new, but it is growing! The forums are a great place to ask questions and share information. I really do endorse the Herbal Academy of New England – I’ve seen nothing but good from them!

      If you want a few more resources, I list a bunch of good ones here! Enjoy your herbal journey!

    • Rebecca on April 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      I am not sure why I am just barely seeing your reply but thank you much I am trying to find some beginning herbal remedies to add into mine and my children’s everyday routines. So I will most definitely sign up with them since I am sure there are plenty of like minded mama’s out there! Keep up the great work on your blog I love it!!!

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