It’s finished, complete, done.
It was a grueling two-and-a-half-month, six-class course of study on Medicinal Plants at Cornell University’s online eCornell hub. Tons of research, videos, reading, and assignments and I’m so happy I did it.
Why did I do this program just after I’d finished over five hundred hours of advanced study at the Herbal Academy? Because you can never have too much information. And the Cornell University program was an intensive and thorough study into the science of herbs and peer-reviewed literature that comes from leading-edge scientists. It also solidified in my own mind how valuable my Herbal Academy training really is and how much I’ve learned.
I’m always going to be learning, I may not always take an actual course of study, but research is learning too. I’m thrilled.
And to my husband Michael, you make this happen. I just said it would be a good addition to my education and you made it happen. I’m so grateful for you and your support!!
Oh yeah, I finished!!! Make it a great day!
~ Kathy – Hilltop Herb Woman
It’s been a busy day here in the McCabe household! Harvesting beneficial weeds, washing and hanging to dry, and finally calling it done.
I read somewhere that Chives need to hang in a vented brown paper bag to dry properly so I’m experimenting between the paper bag and a mesh bag, I’ll let you know which turned out better. I was really excited, a few dandelions that I’ve been letting grow gave me some really good roots which I hung to dry and will grind up and start a tincture later. I need to go out into the property (ours) behind the house and see what’s out there, but it’s very overgrown and I’ll need my long pants and long sleeve shirt!
This is all I could get done today before it was time to work on homework. I’m past the halfway mark on my Cornell University Plant Medicine Certificate Course and I’m so glad I decided to take the classes! It also confirms the high-quality education I already obtained at the Herbal Academy’s Intermediate and Advanced courses of study.
Introducing our Calming Room Spray! In a special edition 8-ounce reusable bottle. Did you know that lavender provides calming benefits just by smelling it? I can be stressed to the max with my shoulders up near my ears and just smelling lavender makes me feel better. Turns out, there’s proof it works!
Lavender’s anxiolytic properties come not just from ingestion but also from inhalation. An article that the inhalation of lavendulan officinal reduced the anxiety levels and found that aromatherapy using Lavender increased the parasympathetic nervous system (Essential oil of lavender in anxiety disorders: Ready for prime time? – PMC (nih.gov)). (I wrote this recently in my homework for Cornell University.)
To this end, we’ve created a Calming Room Spray utilizing lavender and chamomile – another very relaxing herb – you can shake it up and spray it or put a little into your diffuser.