October 15, 2013 Calendar Entry

Thanks for joining us here at Herbal Roots Zine today! We are looking forward to sharing Crampbark’s story with you. If you will turn your zine to page 21, you will learn about how a boy’s discovery and faith helped his whole community. How can you help your family? Your neighborhood? Your city? Your state? Share [...]

October 11, 2013 Calendar Entry

Did you know that some of Crampbark’s flowers are fertile, whereas others are not? The flowers of the common garden variety, V. opulus roseum, are sterile and do not produce fruit.  For more information and a diagram to label, turn to the Herbal Botany section starting on page 19.

October 10, 2013 Calendar Entry

How did you like your Crampbark Electuary? We hope that you are ready for more fun in the kitchen. Today, we will be making some Crampbark Chai. This herb is great for easing spasmodic coughs and intestinal cramping. Some find it more palatable as an ingredient in chai. We hope you enjoy this warm drink [...]

October 9, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that your extracts are coming along well. Today, we are going to make a Crampbark Electuary. You will need two ingredients and a jar for today’s recipe. Electuaries are made with powdered herbs and a sweet medium like honey or glycerin. They work wonders with spasms and cramps of the digestive tract. For [...]

October 8, 2013 Calendar Entry

How is your Crampbark Extract coming along? We learned last week that the extract may be used internally and externally to help with muscle cramps, spasmodic coughs, and stressors. Turn to page 25 for the recipe and recommended dosages. If you have any questions, please comment below or post on our facebook page.

October 4, 2013 Calendar Entry

photo by rosalee de la foret Today, we are beginning our Crampbark Extract. When muscle cramps, spasmodic coughs, or stressors begin to get the better of you, using the extract externally or internally will give you some much needed relief. To get started, turn to page 25 for the recipe and recommended dosages.

October 2, 2013 Calendar Entry

Today, we are harvesting Crampbark twigs. When you are out and about, be on the look out for a deciduous shrub of about 13-16 feet in length. If the shrub is of the Crampbark variety, the leaves should grow opposite of each other. They are three lobed and grow to be 2-4 inches long as [...]

October 1, 2013 Calendar Entry

Happy October! Thanks for joining us this month! Today, we are turning to page 7 to begin the Herb Spirits section of the zine. How would you describe Crampbark’s personality? Let us know in the comment section!

October 31, 2012 Calendar Entry

We have been exploring Sumac throughout the month of October. We recorded our thoughts about this plant on page 7 of the zine. Now, it is time to check out the second part of the Herbal Spirits on page 8. How have your answers changed? How did they stay the same? What activities did your [...]

October 30, 2012 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed crafting your  Sumac “Flower” Tiles over the weekend. We are finishing up our Sumac Elixirs today. If you haven’t yet had time to start your elixir or are new to Herbal Roots Zine’s The Sonnet of Sumac, the recipe can be found on page 22. Sumac Elixir is perfect for [...]