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June 2014 – Spectacular Spilanthes

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1st, 2014 by kristine — Be the first to comment!

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This month we will be learning all about a lesser known herb, Spilanthes. Though not native to North America, Spilanthes is an easy to grow annual that is a powerhouse of medicine. If forced to make a list of my all time favorite herbs, Spilanthes would definitely be on my list and I try to grow this herb every year as I find him to be invaluable for myself and my family as well as my clients.

Take a look at this beautiful herb and learn about his many uses!

Spectacular Spilanthes Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Supply List
Calendar
Herb Spirit
All About Spilanthes
Herbal Glossary
Scramble, Search and More: Circle the Energetics, List the Vitamins & Minerals, Word Search, Word Scramble, How Many Words
Herbal Botany
Herbal Lore: How Spilanthes Got the Power to Numb
Songs and Poems: Spilanthes, Spilanthes; A Haiku
Herbal Recipes: Spilanthes Extract, Tingly Mouthwash, Spilanthes Infused Oil, Cold Sore Relief Balm, Spicy Spilanthes Salad
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Leaf rubbing/drawing of Spilanthes, Dried Flower Arrangement, Watercolor
Maze: Find Your Way Through the Spilanthes Patch
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Raspberry
Crossword Puzzle
Resources

46 pages from Cover to Cover. This month only, $3.99. After June 30, 2014, the price will go up to $7.99. To purchase your instant eBook download in PDF format, click here:

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Giveaway Monday – Raspberry Teacup from Mulberry Mudd

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12th, 2014 by kristine — 53 Comments

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to Katina, she is the winner of this giveaway!***

 

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This week I am delighted to give away this beautiful Raspberry teacup from Mulberry Mudd. This one of a kind handmade ceramic teacup features Raspberry and is perfect for serving up your favorite cup of herbal tea or steaming cup of nourishing bone broth.

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This beautiful teacup is handless and rests comfortably in your hands. This teacup holds approximately 16 oz.

 

About Rebekah:

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Artist and herbalist Rebekah Dawn has been walking with the plants for as long as she can remember. A life long love has translated into passionate study of herbal lore that has deepened and grown through the years. She currently lives with her family at Labyrinth Gardens, a United Plant Saver Botanical Sanctuary, where she gives monthly plant walks and medicine making workshops. When she is not in the garden or wild-crafting she is most likely in her ceramic studio. Rebekah is the Teen Camp Coordinator for the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference.

Be sure to stop by to check out her other items in her store. She makes beautiful Herbal Faeries, pendants, birdhouses, mugs and more! She also does custom orders so if you have a special ally or idea, convo her with questions! There may be a few other one-of-a-kind pendants featuring past Herbal Roots herbs as well! Rebekah uses naturally found elements in nature combined with clay to create these amazing pieces. Her sculptures are amazing, incredibly original and just plain wonderful. I fall in love with each one she creates.

Each piece in Rebekah’s store is original in every way, she uses no molds or reproductions ever. A percentage of her profits go to Tree Sisters and Radical Joy for Hard Times each month, and the rest builds her own Botanical Sanctuary at Labyrinth Gardens.

You can become a fan of Mulberry Mudd on Facebook if you would like to do so.

If you’d like a chance to win this one of a kind Raspberry mug, leave a comment below. For more chances to win, you can leave a separate comment each time you advertise this giveaway by:

-Kids, you get 1 extra point for being a kid! Leave a comment telling me how old you are and what you like best about Herbal Roots zine.

-blogging about it

-tell us which herb you’re most excited to be learning about this year with Herbal Roots zine

-telling me your favorite item in her store

-follow Mulberry Mudd on Pinterest and pin this giveaway with hashtags #mulberrymudd #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your pinterest name in comments so we can find you)

-share this giveaway on your Facebook page

-follow Herbal Roots on Twitter and tweet this giveaway with hashtags #mulberrymudd #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your pinterest name in comments so we can find you)

-follow Herbal Roots on Pinterest and pin this giveaway with hashtags #mulberrymudd #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your pinterest name in comments so we can find you)

Sign ups end and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, May 19, 2014. Good luck!

Rules of this giveaway:

-You must follow entry rules for each comment for your comment to qualify. For example, if we ask for you to pin the giveaway and you have, please leave your pinterest name in comments so we can find your pin with the correct hash tags listed.

-If you’ve won a giveaway within the last 3 months, please refrain from signing up for the current giveaway so that everyone can have a chance to win! Winners from the last 3 months giveaways will be automatically removed if they leave comments.

-Contest is open internationally unless otherwise mentioned.

-”Liking” Mountain Rose Herbs and/or Herbal Roots zine on Facebook does not qualify as an entry (due to Facebook’s rules and regulations). We are thrilled if you like us but please don’t mention that in the comments as part of the requirements for signing up for the giveaway.

Giveaway Monday – Mountain Rose Herbs Raspberry Package

Posted in Uncategorized on May 5th, 2014 by kristine — 23 Comments

***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Rachel and Jaclyn B. They are this week’s winners!***
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This week, 2 lucky winners will each get 1 pound of organic Red Raspberry leaf! The herb for the month of May, Raspberry has many uses as a cut and dried herb including teas, infusion and vinegars. This package will give each winner plenty of opportunities to explore the nourishing world of Raspberry.

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Mountain Rose Herbs is a certified organic processor through Oregon Tilth which is fully accredited with the USDA National Organic Program. Since 1987 they have continuously worked for the advancement of sustainable organic agriculture and state they will continue this lifelong passion into the future. They wholeheartedly recommend discovering the joys to be found in organic food products and the best place to start is right here at Mountain Rose Herbs. From the herbs they offer, to the teas they process and the oils they have distilled.

M0untain Rose also has a great YouTube Channel which offers an amazing amount of tutorials and educational videos, many created by John Gallagher and Rosalee de la Foret of Learningherbs.com.

You can also follow them on their Blog for more information and great Giveaway offers!

Love Mountain Rose Herbs? You can show your support by ‘liking’ them on Facebook. Tell them Herbal Roots zine sent you!

Want a chance to win this awesome package from Mountain Rose Herbs? Leave a comment! For more chances to win, leave a separate  comment every time you do one of the following:

-if you’re a kid, tell me how old you are and what your favorite Herbal Roots zine activities are

-Check out MRH’s website and tell me some of your favorite things

-Blog about it (leave reference link)

-Follow Mountain Rose Herbs on Pinterest and pin this giveaway with hashtags #mountainroseherbs #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your pinterest name in comments so we can find you)

-Become a follower of Mountain Rose Herbs on Twitter and tweet this giveaway with hashtags #mountainroseherbs #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your twitter ID in comments so we can find you)

-Facebook/Myspace/Tweet about it (leave reference link)

-Sign up for the Herbal Roots zine monthly newsletter (and receive an issue for free!)

-Post some pictures of your March activities using Herbal Roots and  Witch Hazel on the Flickr Group Page (Be sure to tell us about it!)

-Become a follower of Herbal Roots on Twitter and tweet this giveaway with hashtags #mountainroseherbs #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your pinterest name in comments so we can find you)

-Follow Herbal Roots zine on Pinterest and pin this giveaway with hashtags #mountainroseherbs #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your twitter ID in comments so we can find you)

Sign ups end on and I’ll draw the winner on Monday, May 12, 2014. Thanks for entering and good luck!

Rules of this giveaway:

-You must follow entry rules for each comment for your comment to qualify. For example, if we ask for you to pin the giveaway and you have, please leave your pinterest name in comments so we can find your pin with the correct hash tags listed.

-If you’ve won a giveaway within the last 6 months, please refrain from signing up for the current giveaway so that everyone can have a chance to win! Winners from the last 6 months giveaways will be automatically removed if they leave comments.

-Contest is open internationally unless otherwise mentioned.

-“Liking” Mountain Rose Herbs and/or Herbal Roots zine on Facebook does not qualify as an entry (due to Facebook’s rules and regulations). We are thrilled if you like us but please don’t mention that in the comments as part of the requirements for signing up for the giveaway.

May 2014 – Rhapsodizing Raspberry

Posted in Uncategorized on May 1st, 2014 by kristine — 1 Comment so far

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This month is all about Raspberry. Commonly, Red Raspberry gets all the attention about the medicinal virtues, but this issue covers ALL Raspberries, as they all prove to be medicinally valuable.

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We’ll explore the most well known use of Raspberry as well as less common uses and preparation for incorporating this wonderful herb into our daily routine.

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Rhapsodizing Raspberry Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Supply List
Calendar
Herb Spirit
All About Raspberry
Herbal Glossary
Scramble, Search and More: Word Search, Circle the Energetics, Word Scramble, Fill in the Vowels, Your Favorite Thing
Herbal Botany
Herbal Lore: Ruba’s Nourishing Gift
Songs and Poems: Raspberry is so Nutritive, R-A-S-P-B-E-R-R-Y, Raspberry Haiku
Herbal Recipes: Raspberry Shoot Extract, Raspberry Leaf Infusion, Fermenting Raspberry Leaves, Fermented Raspberry Cookies, Raspberry Shoots Vinegar, Easy Raspberry Syrup, Raspberry Shrub
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Leaf rubbing/drawing of Raspberry, Raspberry Sprigs
Maze: Find Your Way Through The Raspberry Leaf
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Raspberry
Crossword Puzzle
Resources

50 pages from Cover to Cover. This month only, $3.99. After May 31, 2014, the price will go up to $7.99.

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Giveaway Monday – Flower Power Tea Package from Ninja Chickens

Posted in Uncategorized on April 28th, 2014 by kristine — 20 Comments

***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sarah in the Woods, the random generator selected her as the winner!***flowerpowertea1

This week’s first giveaway is for 2 oz. of Ninja Chicken’s May tea blend, Flower Power! Just look at that gorgeous blend of herbs. One lucky winner will receive a 2 ounce bag of tea, along with a muslin tea bag and spoon rest.

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Flower Power

May’s blend of flowers and roots create a carnival of flavors on your tongue!  The roasted chicory gives it a mild coffee flavor that is pure heaven with cream and maple syrup!

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 Tablespoon of tea. Let steep for 10 – 15 minutes.

Made with rooibos, cocoa nibs, roasted chicory root, calendula flower, roasted dandelion root, sunflower petals, blue mallow flowers,
cornflowers, and linden herb.

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Maria Muscarella is a Nurse-Herbalist and homeschooling mama who has pursued her passion studying and teaching herbal medicine for over 15 years.  She and her family run a small homestead just outside of Asheville.  Their crafty and herbal creations, as well as her Tea of the Month Club, can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/ninjachickens.

I have known Maria for about 13 years, first through the online community and then getting the good fortune to spend a weekend with her at her home in North Carolina and at the Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference back in 2008. I am honored to be able to share some of her fine products this week and in the upcoming months on my weekly giveaways! Maria puts her heart and soul into her herbal remedies.

You can also follow Ninja Chickens on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ninjachickens.

Want a chance to win this awesome package from Ninja Chickens? Leave a comment! For more chances to win, leave a separate  comment every time you do one of the following:

-if you’re a kid, tell me how old you are and what your favorite Herbal Roots zine activities are

-Check out Ninja Chicken’s website and tell me some of your favorite things

-Blog about it (leave reference link)

-Facebook/Tweet about it (leave reference link)

-Sign up for the Herbal Roots zine monthly newsletter (and receive an issue for free!)

-Post some pictures of your April activities using Herbal Roots and  Chicory on the Flickr Group Page (Be sure to tell us about it!)

-follow Herbal Roots on Twitter and tweet this giveaway with hashtags #ninjachickens #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your twitter name in comments so we can find you)

-follow Herbal Roots on Pinterest and pin this giveaway with hashtags #ninjachickens #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your pinterest ID in comments so we can find you)

Sign ups end and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, May 5, 2014. Good luck!

Rules of this giveaway:

-You must follow entry rules for each comment for your comment to qualify. For example, if we ask for you to pin the giveaway and you have, please leave your pinterest name in comments so we can find your pin with the correct hash tags listed.

-If you’ve won a giveaway within the last 6 months, please refrain from signing up for the current giveaway so that everyone can have a chance to win! Winners from the last 6 months giveaways will be automatically removed if they leave comments.

-Contest is open internationally unless otherwise mentioned.

-”Liking” Ninja Chickens and/or Herbal Roots zine on Facebook does not qualify as an entry (due to Facebook’s rules and regulations). We are thrilled if you like us but please don’t mention that in the comments as part of the requirements for signing up for the giveaway.

Giveaway Monday – Chicory Plaque from Mulberry Mudd

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23rd, 2014 by kristine — 13 Comments

***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Megan Hill! She is the winner of this giveaway.***chicory-wall-hanging

This week I am delighted to give away a lovely Chicory Wall Hanging, handmade by Rebekah Dawn of Mulberry Mudd! This beautiful ceramic wall hanging features Cichorium intybus in full bloom. There is a lip on the back of the wall hanging for mounting on the wall. Made of ceramic and hand painted with acrylic paint. The wall hanging measures approximately 4″ x 6″.

About Rebekah:

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Artist and herbalist Rebekah Dawn has been walking with the plants for as long as she can remember. A life long love has translated into passionate study of herbal lore that has deepened and grown through the years. She currently lives with her family at Labyrinth Gardens, a United Plant Saver Botanical Sanctuary, where she gives monthly plant walks and medicine making workshops. When she is not in the garden or wild-crafting she is most likely in her ceramic studio. Rebekah is the Teen Camp Coordinator for the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference.

Be sure to stop by to check out her other items in her store. She makes beautiful Herbal Faeries, pendants, birdhouses, mugs and more! She also does custom orders so if you have a special ally or idea, convo her with questions! There may be a few other one-of-a-kind pendants featuring past Herbal Roots herbs as well! Rebekah uses naturally found elements in nature combined with clay to create these amazing pieces. Her sculptures are amazing, incredibly original and just plain wonderful. I fall in love with each one she creates.

Each piece in Rebekah’s store is original in every way, she uses no molds or reproductions ever. A percentage of her profits go to Tree Sisters and Radical Joy for Hard Times each month, and the rest builds her own Botanical Sanctuary at Labyrinth Gardens.

You can become a fan of Mulberry Mudd on Facebook if you would like to do so.

If you’d like a chance to win this one of a kind Chicory wall hanging, leave a comment below. For more chances to win, you can leave a separate comment each time you advertise this giveaway by:

-Kids, you get 1 extra point for being a kid! Leave a comment telling me how old you are and what you like best about Herbal Roots zine.

-blogging about it

-tell us which herb you’re most excited to be learning about this year with Herbal Roots zine

-telling me your favorite item in her store

-follow Mulberry Mudd on Pinterest and pin this giveaway with hashtags #mulberrymudd #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your pinterest ID in comments so we can find you)

-share this giveaway on your Facebook page

-follow Herbal Roots on Twitter and tweet this giveaway with hashtags #mulberrymudd #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your twitter name in comments so we can find you)

-follow Herbal Roots on Pinterest aand pin this giveaway with hashtags #mulberrymudd #giveawaymonday #herbalrootszine (list your pinterest ID in comments so we can find you)

Sign ups end and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, April 28, 2014. Good luck!

Rules of this giveaway:

-You must follow entry rules for each comment for your comment to qualify. For example, if we ask for you to pin the giveaway and you have, please leave your pinterest name in comments so we can find your pin with the correct hash tags listed.

-If you’ve won a giveaway within the last 6 months, please refrain from signing up for the current giveaway so that everyone can have a chance to win! Winners from the last 6 months giveaways will be automatically removed if they leave comments.

-Contest is open internationally unless otherwise mentioned.

-”Liking” Mulberry Mudd and/or Herbal Roots zine on Facebook does not qualify as an entry (due to Facebook’s rules and regulations). We are thrilled if you like us but please don’t mention that in the comments as part of the requirements for signing up for the giveaway.

April 11, 2014 Calendar Entry

Posted in april, Chicory on April 11th, 2014 by Test Account — Be the first to comment!

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For a tasty liver tonic, try Chicory Root Syrup? It helps to clear toxins and encourage bile flow aiding in digestion. The syrup even helps to stimulate the appetite. Turn to page 30 for the recipe! With such a yummy and healthy syrup, be prepared to share the recipe and some Chicory knowledge with your family and friends.

April 10, 2014 Calendar Entry

Posted in april, Chicory on April 10th, 2014 by Test Account — Be the first to comment!

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Today, let’s open up our journals! You will find some journal space on pages 45 and 46 in your zine. For today’s journal entry, describe Chicory. If you were to take a magnifying glass and held it up to his stem, leaves, and flowers, what would you observe about them? Notice the image above. What kind of herb do you see in the picture? How is Chicory different from Dandelion? How is he the same? We look forward to reading your comments!

Free Herb Fairies Cook Book

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9th, 2014 by kristine — Be the first to comment!

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Outside, the weather is delightful! The sun is out, the birds are chirping, the peepers are peeping and every where I look, there are splashes of green. Soon that green will be accented with highlights of yellow Dandelion flowers and purple Violet flowers! That can only mean one thing, spring is here and Herb Fairies is back!!

For those of you new to Herbal Roots zine, you may not have heard of Herb Fairies. Herb Fairies is an awesome set of 13 books that will teach kids all about the medicinal uses of herbs in a fun way, just like Herbal Roots zine! It’s a great companion to HRz, in fact, subscribers of Herb Fairies will get a newly revised issue of HRz that corresponds with each Herb Fairies story.

In addition to the stories, there are all sorts of fun activities and recipes that enhance the herbal learning experience. Today I am sharing one of these recipes, a recipe for Dandelion Tea!

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You can click on the image below to download your free PDF of Dandelion Tea. If you’d like to get the entire cook book and learn more about Herb Fairies, you can go to their website here.

 

April 9, 2014 Calendar Entry

Posted in april, Chicory on April 9th, 2014 by Test Account — Be the first to comment!

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Did you know that Chicory is not only medicinal but nutritional too? Chicory contains Vitamin A (as well as C, E, and K), Folate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Calcium, Choline, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, and Zinc! To think that most people think he is a common weed. Try some of his leaves for yourself! Turn to page 36 for our Creamed Chicory Greens Soup recipe. In about an hour or so, the soup will be ready. We’re sure you will be ready too for such a hearty taste! Bon appetit!