March 2013 – Slippery Elm

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This month we’ll be taking a stroll into the woods to visit with majestic Slippery Elm.

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A multi-faceted healer, this herb can be used in many ways for healing. Because of his mucilaginous nature, tincturing is not usually done but we can find many ways to make use of Slippery Elm from poultices to vinegars and in salves too. As a nutritive, he makes a wonderfully sweet healing gruel (and pudding too!). We’ll explore different ways to use him for both internal and external use for soothing the mucus membranes, respiratory system and the digestive tract as well as many other health issues.

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This issue we’ll sing about Slippery Elm, make nourishing and healing remedies, have fun with leaf rubbings and so much more!

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Slippery Elm Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Supply List
Calendar
Herb Spirit
All About Slippery Elm
Scramble, Search and More: Word Search, Word Find, Did You Know?, Vitamin & Mineral Word Scramble, Word Bubbles
Herbal Botany
Herbal Lore: A Use for Elm
Songs and Poems: It’s Soothing, Slippery Elm
Herbal Recipes: Slippery Elm Pudding, Slippery Elm Vinegar, Poultice, Slippery Elm Gruel, Slippery Elm Soothing Salve, Lozenges
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Herb Pressing/Drawing, Slippery Elm Leaf Rubbing Book Marks
Maze: Find Your Way Through the Slippery Elm
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Slippery Elm
Crossword Puzzle
Resources

42 pages from Cover to Cover page. $7.99

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