Anyone who knows me knows I love gardening. I love growing my own vegetable and herbs. I love the look, feel and smell of natural food. However, I have two really big problems: 1) I am not always sure what to do with all the herbs I have managed to grow over the years and 2) I live in Maryland and can only grow herbs and vegetables a few months a year. Needless to say, when Christie approached me about reviewing the Natural Herbal Living Magazine and Herb Box, I jumped at the chance. The Natural Herbal Living Magazine and Herb Box solve both of my problems. They have a subscription plan that allows you to learn about each herb not only on an intellectual level, but on a physical one as ...view middle of the document...
And wonderful recipes (cooking and personal care) are also included. I used the stinging nettles to make a nettles balm to help with my extremely dry skin in winter.
My box included the following items:
• A professional printout with step-by-step instructions
• Copious amounts of organic dried nettle leaf
• Nettle flower essence
• Nourishing adaptogenic infusion tea blend
• Nettle-cucumber soap bar from The Nerdy Farm Wife
• A quart-sized jar for making your herbal infusions in
• A mesh strainer for straining your herbal tea
• Ingredients to make a nettle, plantain, and calendula salve – a wonderful salve for the skin
The monthly magazine will cover the following:
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, including when to plant, when and how to harvest, and when to...