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Do you have an interest in herbs? Are you interested in taking control of your family’s health? Looking to spend less time at the doctor’s office? Do you want to use alternative methods of healing? Are you new to herbs and unsure where to start? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this magazine is for you!
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About the NEW Natural Herbal Living Magazine
Earlier this month, the brand new Natural Herbal Living Magazine (affiliate link) launched and it is fantastic! The founder of the magazine is my friend, and fellow Colorado blogger, Amanda from Natural Living Mamma. Amanda wanted to offer a new and different approach to herbal education and this e-zine (electronic magazine) is her answer.
Here at Natural Herbal Living, we have decided to take a different approach to a self guided herbal education. Instead of just relying on the recipes provided to us by books, we encourage budding herbalists to take the time to really get to know one herb a month. Many of the great well known herbalists recommend taking the time to build a deep and intrinsic relationship with about 20 herbs. By understanding how these herbs work on many different levels, you have the ability to use them for ailments that may not be found in most books. You can simplify your natural medicine cabinet, and learn what herbs will work best with your body. Not all herbs work well with all people. By knowing which are your allies, and which are not, you have a great knowledge base that most do not start out with. We help our readers learn all about one herb a month, and how it is used by several different experienced herbalists. We also discuss different seasonal topics that relate to the natural life cycle of the plants.
Over the last year or so, there has been a major resurgence in interest in herbs and herbal healing. This is fantastic, as more people take back control of their health and wellness through natural remedies. That said, it can often be difficult to find credible information, especially if you have no formal herbal training. While you can find pretty much everything about anything on the Internet, it can be overwhelming to sift through all of the information out there and try to decide what is best fo you and your family. Is that how you’ve felt? I know I’ve been there before! Natural Herbal Living Magazine is geared towards helping people just like you (and me)! That said, if you are more experienced in herbal remedies, you will still find valuable information in the magazine. It’s not just for beginners!
What Can You Expect To See in the Magazine?
Most magazine issues will contain information about the herb of the month including:
- A detailed herbal monograph including historical and traditional uses of the herb of the month.
- An essential oil profile (if applicable)
- A flower essence profile (if applicable)
- Various recipes both food and herbal that utilize the herb of the month.
- Ecological impact of certain herbs.
- Ethnographic information regarding the traditional uses of some herbs in various cultures.
- Seasonal considerations of herbalism, when to plant, when and how to harvest, and when to create.
The Awesome Herb Box
I think one of the things that sets this magazine apart (in addition to the awesome info), is the herb box subscription that you can sign up for. Since each month’s issue of the magazine will focus on one specific herb, you can sign up to receive an herb box that will give you the opportunity to really develop a relationship with and understanding of this herb. This hands-on experience is how many people learn best, so I find this to be an invaluable tool in herbal education.
Each month, the herb box will include the ingredients to make several of the recipes from the magazine so you can have the experience you need to make your own herbal concoctions.
Some of the things you may find in your herb box are:
- A professionally printed booklet full of useful information and recipes for the herb of the month.
- An ample amount (an average of 4-6 ounces) of the herb of the month to experiment with.
- The ingredients to featured recipes in the booklet, including, but not limited to, other complimentary herbs, oils, butters, containers, bees wax, honey, and anything else you may need.
The things you WILL NOT find in the herb box include:
Although we can not guarantee to eliminate all allergens, we can guarantee that all boxes will be free of Gluten, Dairy, Nuts, Eggs and Soy (the packaging can not be guaranteed soy free, but no ingredients will contain soy).
Amanda was kind enough to give me one of the herb boxes from the launch. This month’s herb was rosemary (one of my all-time favorite herbs) and the herb box included:
- Dried Rosemary, Calendula, and Nettle
- Rosemary Essential oil
- Rosemary Flower Essence
- Rosemary Hot Cocoa Mix
- Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Mason Jar (for hair rinse)
- Project Booklet with info and recipes
I was very pleased with the box and was surprised with the amount of goodies that came in it. The herbs were all high-quality and there was a lot of them. The nettles were super dark green and the calendula flowers were bright and cheerful. Recipes incluided a basic rosemary herbal infusion, rosemary flower essence, rosemary hot chocolate, and rosemary hair rinse. I never realized how delicious a simple rosemary influsion could be. It’s a great way to get rid of a headache and get a little boost of energy in the afternoon. I have not yet tried the rosemary hot chocolate, but plan on it soon! I’ve heard it is simply to die for!
Members Only Forum
Another bonus benefit for subscribers is a member only forum. This forum will give you the opportunity to discuss the herb of the month, share your personal experiences with the herbs and recipes, ask questions, and more!
Ready to Learn More?
If your interest is piqued, then I encourage you to check out their site and subscribe to the magazine (affiliate link). I am so pleased with the magazine and look forward to expanding my herbal knowledge with this resource.