October 31, 2013 Calendar Entry

It is hard to believe that today is the last day of October. How have you enjoyed Crampbark this month? Turn to page 8 to record your thoughts in the Herbal Spirits section. What element did you choose for him? Is he like fire, water, earth, wood, metal, or air? Come back tomorrow to learn […]

October 30, 2013 Calendar Entry

  Before we head into November, we have one more recipe to share with you. Today, we are making a Crampbark Decoction. With a few ingredients and a couple of tools, you can sip some calm in just 20 minutes. Turn to page 26 for the ingredients and directions. Enjoy!

October 29, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! Let us check in with our Crampbark Extracts. How does yours look? How does it smell? Taste? Remember to keep shaking your extract once or twice a day. In about 1-3 weeks, it will be ready to use! When you are ready, turn to page 25 for the recommended dosages.

October 25, 2013 Calendar Entry

What is your experience with fomentations? Today, we will be sharing our recipe for a fomentation that works especially well for spasmodic backs. If applied to strains or sprains, fomentations can help soothe the inflammation in those areas. When applied to the intestines, they can aid in digestion. They stimulate circulation, as well. With a […]

October 24, 2013 Calendar Entry

  Did you know that Herbal Roots Zine includes a resource section with lists of books, games, and internet sites? Turn to page 41 to begin learning even more about Crampbark. You may want to head on over to your local library and look for A Kid’s Herb Book by Lesley Tierra, which includes projects, […]

October 23, 2013 Calendar Entry

We have been studying Crampbark for the last few weeks. We have made Crampbark extract, electuary, chai, and oil. Which recipe has been your favorite so far? We hope that you have liked learning more about him in the Botany section, as well. What did you think about his story and song? For more fun, […]

October 22, 2013 Calendar Entry

Ready to learn “Battle Hymn of Crampbark,” a song written by Kristine. Here are the first four lines (sung to the tune of “Battle Hymn of Republic”). See page 24 for the rest of the song. If you would like to add some lines, please feel free to post them in the comments section or […]

October 18, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed writing in your journals yesterday. Let us review what we have learned about Crampbark. Turn to page 39 for the crossword puzzle. What is your favorite word in the word bank?

October 17, 2013 Calendar Entry

Today, we are going to take the activities inside. Open your journals and record some of your thoughts about Crampbark. On pages 37 and 38, you will find some journal space in your zine. How do you feel about Crampbark? What would you like to learn more about? What would be the one thing that […]

October 16, 2013 Calendar Entry

How have you been enjoying this month’s activities. Have you ever had a charlie horse in the middle of the night? Today, we are infusing some Crampbark Oil. The oil is perfect for massaging on muscles of the body that are cramped or inflamed. It can be stored in the refrigerator and used as needed. You […]

October 15, 2013 Calendar Entry

Thanks for joining us here at Herbal Roots Zine today! We are looking forward to sharing Crampbark’s story with you. If you will turn your zine to page 21, you will learn about how a boy’s discovery and faith helped his whole community. How can you help your family? Your neighborhood? Your city? Your state? Share […]

October 11, 2013 Calendar Entry

Did you know that some of Crampbark’s flowers are fertile, whereas others are not? The flowers of the common garden variety, V. opulus roseum, are sterile and do not produce fruit.  For more information and a diagram to label, turn to the Herbal Botany section starting on page 19.

October 10, 2013 Calendar Entry

How did you like your Crampbark Electuary? We hope that you are ready for more fun in the kitchen. Today, we will be making some Crampbark Chai. This herb is great for easing spasmodic coughs and intestinal cramping. Some find it more palatable as an ingredient in chai. We hope you enjoy this warm drink […]