This week’s giveaway is for a 1 oz. extract of Milk Thistle made by Gail Faith Edwards of Blessed Maine Herbs. Gail and her family make each batch of extract by hand from all organic ingredients. From her website:
“Our certified organic extracts, also known as tinctures, are concentrated herbal extractions made by traditional methods right here on our farm using only certified organic herbs in a base of certified organic neutral spirits.
The alcohol we use as our menstruum meets USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) standards for pharmaceutical grade alcohol. It is guaranteed 100% free of genetic modification.
Additionally many people who are gluten sensitive react negatively to tinctures made with grain alcohol. Our menstruum is made from distilled sugar cane (naturally gluten free) or grapes, so those who avoid grains/gluten may use our herbal extracts with complete assurance of their safety.
We feel confident that you will find our artisinal herbal extracts far superior and better tasting to any you have previously used.
Unless noted, all herbs and flowers used are freshly gathered, and without exception all are MOFGA/USDA Certified Organic. The great majority of the herbs used in our extracts have been grown here on our farm or wild gathered from our well managed wild stands and processed immediately in our Certified Organic Processing Facility, otherwise known as the Herb House.
Herbal Extracts are easy to use, travel with you anywhere, are both safe and effective and gentle enough for children in smaller doses. A typical dose for an adult is 5 – 30 drops in a little bit of water, tea or juice. Children generally get half of that. Dosages differ depending on what herb you are taking, and dosage instructions are on each label.“
Gail has personally trained hundreds of students and apprentices, many of whom have gone on to serve as community herbalists, health education teachers, herb gardeners, holistic healers, herb-wise mothers, and successful herbal business owners.
-if you’re a kid, tell me how old you are and what your favorite Herbal Roots zine activities are
-Check out Gail’s website and tell me some of your favorite things
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Sign ups end on Sunday, August 18, 2013 and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, August 19, 2013 morning. Thanks for entering and good luck!
Congratulations to Sadie! She is the winner of Shanleya’s Quest book and I’m A Medicine Woman Too! book.