August 2013 – Milk Thistle

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This month’s issue is all about Milk Thistle!

Milk Thistle has been used for over 2,000 as medicine to treat liver problems. She has also been used as food for just as long. All parts of the plant are edible. If the thorns are cut off the leaves, the leaves can be eaten like a lettuce, being mildly bitter and remaining edible throughout the growing season. They can also be cooked like spinach. The flowering tops can be eaten just like artichokes, cutting them from the stalk before the flower is in bloom, steaming and peeling away the leaves and flower petals to eat the succulent centers of each. Roots can also be cooked and eaten.

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This month we’ll explore the medicinal side of Milk Thistle and learn what the best way to use Milk Thistle. Join in as we journey down the path with Milk Thistle through games, stories, puzzles, songs, recipes and more.

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Meet Milk Thistle Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Supply List
Calendar
Herb Spirit
All About Milk Thistle & bonus Glossary section
Scramble, Search and More: Word Search, Word Scramble, Find the Energetics, How Many Words Can You Make?
Herbal Botany
Herbal Lore: How Milk Thistle Got Her Milky Leaves
Songs and Poems: Silybum Marianum; Milk Thistle Seeds, Milk Thistle Cinquain, Silybum Anagram
Herbal Recipes: Harvesting Milk Thistle Seeds, Ground Milk Thistle Seeds, Milk Thistle Extract
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Herb Pressing/Drawing, Thistle Cordage
Maze: Find your way through the Milk Thistle Flower
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Milk Thistle
Crossword Puzzle
Resources

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42 pages from Cover to Cover. $7.99

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