5 Resources for Herbal Beginners

5 Resources for Herbal Beginners

Interested in learning about herbalism? Here are some free and low-cost resources to get started! 1. Learn about herbal teas An easy place to start is by learning to prepare herbal teas! Download the Preparing Herbal Teas eBook for free to get started. 2. Learn about herbs in the kitchen Learn from ACHS Alumna Lisa […]

Inside Hillcrest: A Unique Job Opportunity for Aromatherapists and Herbalists

Written by Gillian Turner, Social Media & PR Specialist Located in La Verne, California, Hillcrest Retirement Community is unique because of its one-of-a-kind Integrative Therapy Room. I spoke with Ryan Harrison, Director of Resident Life & Wellness at Hillcrest, who says that the Integrative Therapy Room, or ITR for short, is unusual and he is […]

Celebrating Alumni Excellence: Meet our DEAC 2021 Award Nominees and Winners

Celebrating Alumni Excellence_ Meet our DEAC 2021 Award Nominees and Winners

Each year, ACHS accepts nominations for the 2021 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Outstanding Graduate & Famous Alumni programs. These awards, given through our accrediting commission DEAC, are open to graduates that have gone above and beyond with their studies at ACHS and dedication to the integrative health community. Each of our nominees is beyond […]

Alumni Highlight: Shannon Mesneak

Shannon Mesneak is an ACHS AAS in CAM graduate who owns an herbal apothecary store in Longview, Washington. She graduated from ACHS in 2017, then went on to complete two internships: One in Hill, Texas with Dr. Lorie Rose, and one in Battleground, Washington with Dr. Jillian Stansbury. Let’s Be Holistic Shannon opened Let’s Be […]

Why Latin Binomials are Important for Herbs

What’s in a Name? Why Latin Binomials are Important As every ACHS student of herbalism quickly learns, the use of Latin terminology in herbalism is essential. Common names for an herb may be used for several quite different herbs. The only way to determine that you have the plant you want is by the Latin […]

How to Become an AHG Registered Herbalist

How to Become an AHG Registered Herbalist How do you become an herbalist or even a Registered Herbalist? As the CSO and a Professor at ACHS, I get a lot of questions about how to become a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild (AHG). First, you should know that membership in the AHG is […]

Rosemary is for Remembrance: Plus 4 Other Herbs that Boost Memory

Have you had this happen…You are all ready to go somewhere and you can’t find your car keys. Maybe you’ve walked into a room and suddenly your mind goes blank. What am I here for? The problem is so common that people see it as a “senior moment” and laugh it off. But is it […]

2016 American Herbalists Guild (AHG) Symposium Recap

In the beautiful setting of the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, hundreds of herbalists converged to re-connect with their true roots of herbalism at the 2016 American Herbalists Guild (AHG) Symposium. As a lucky recipient of a scholarship provided by ACHS, I was among the hundreds of proud herbalists.

Why I Love the American Herbalists Guild Symposium

My first American Herbalists Guild Symposium (AHG) was in Calloway Gardens, Georgia. I figured since it was only a few hours away from my home, I would check it out and see if it was worth the time and money. I wanted to see what it was all about. But, before I tell you all […]

Plant Mama 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Gardening

When you live in a city full of blooms and the luscious scents of summer, but no outdoor garden space, it’s likely you’ve considered creating an indoor garden. I definitely did.  I moved into a 300-square-foot studio last year, and in six months time I had acquired 40 plant babes. There was no hiding my obsession […]

Fruity Herbal Ice Pop Recipes [Video]

Fruity Herbal Ice Pop Recipes [Video] By Renee Long and Tiffany Stout  As the temperature spikes and the sun stays out late into the evening, our herbal gardens ripen and we know summer has made its long-awaited return. With the heat of summer comes the temptation for icy sweet treats; synthetically flavored ice cream, slushies, […]