This month is all about the heavenly scented pod of Vanilla! Dating back to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, this wonderful spice has historically been used in a variety of ways for medicine and flavoring.
In this issue, we explore the medicinal uses of Vanilla, popular ways we still use the herb today and how to use it. Learn all about Vanilla through games, activities, stories, songs and journaling exercises.
Valuable Vanilla Table of Contents:
Note to Parents
All About Vanilla
*NEW* Herbal Glossary
Scramble, Search and More: Word Scramble, Word Search, Circle the Energetics, Multiple Choice, Bubbles
Herbal Lore: The Discovery of Vanilla
Songs and Poems: Vanilla, V-A-N-I-L-L-A acronym
Herbal Recipes: Vanilla Extract, After Dinner Brew, Feverish Tea Blend, Nervine Blend, Vanilla Oil, Cough Soother Blend, Vanilla Cherry Cough Drops, Vanilla Milk, Vanilla Equivalents
Herbal Crafts: Herb Pressing/Drawing, How to Store Vanilla, Felt Vanilla Flower
Maze: Find your way through the Vanilla flower
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Vanilla
A special note about this issue: Vanilla is considered to be an aphrodisiac. While I have brought this topic up in this month’s issue, I did it in what I hope to be a sensitive way but I do ask that you, as the parent, review it first and apply it in a manner that is appropriate for your own family. The following are the excerpts that cover the topic in this month’s zine:
All About Section:
“As an aphrodisiac, Vanilla helps on many levels for intimacy between couples. In general, aphrodisiacs can help to increase blood flow to the reproductive system, strengthen, tone and revitalize the reproductive system, balance hormones, relax and stimulate the nervous system, calm anxiety and digestion and increase overall energy.”
“Aphrodisiac – Herbs that elevate, nourish and/or sustain intimacy and sensual desire.”
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