November 2012 – Cranberry

For most of us in the United States of America, Cranberries are as traditional on our Thanksgiving table as turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie! While the majority think of these berries as a tart condiment for their holiday meal, this berry packs a lot of punch in the medicinal department as well.

Did you know Cranberries are full of air? Each berry has 4 chambers filled with air when they are fresh, causing them to float and bounce (try bouncing some Cranberries!). When the air escapes from the berries, they are rotten and won’t float anymore. Besides being full of air, they are also full of vitamin C and many other vitamins and minerals making them great antioxidants. Learn how the Native Americans used the berries and how we still use them today for medicine.

This month we’ll explore the medicinal side of Cranberry, enjoying his tartness and discovering just how good it is to have this ally on hand in our medicinal stash.

Cranberry Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Calendar
Herb Spirit
All About Cranberry
Scramble, Search and More: Word Search, Word Scramble, Missing Letters, Fill in the Blanks
Herbal Botany: Learning Cranberry’s Parts
Herbal Lore: How Ibimi Came to be Appreciated
Songs and Poems: I’m A Little Berry, Cranberry Haiku
Herbal Recipes: Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Delight, Cranberry Elixir, Cranberry Pemmican
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Herb Pressing/Drawing, Cranberry Dye, Bouncing Cranberries
Maze: Find Your Way Through the Crane
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Cranberry
Crossword Puzzle
Resources

40 pages from Cover to Cover page. $7.99

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