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January February 2018 - The Essential Herbal
Table of Contents:

 Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
       Off we go into another great year. We’re looking at what’s important, what’s       coming up, and what it means to us.

Citrus in Winter, Miranda Hoodenpyl
There’s a lot more to citrus than that glass of homogenized, flavored pulp! Plus there are cranberry orange scones.
Tinnitus—A Holistic Approach, Jackie Johnson
Find out what triggers tinnitus, and some ways to try to remedy the problem.
Herbs as Houseplants, Kathy Musser
Apparently some people can bring their herbs inside. Good advice, plant specific for you determined types. Heck, maybe I’ll even give it a shot.
Hops—Herb of the Year 2018, Kristine Brown
So much more than a beer flavoring! Learn about some of the many, many uses and talents of hops.
Plantago Major… Little Leaf, Major Impact, Cathy Calfchild
Stories of plantain coming to the rescue and a couple wonderful, convenient recipes to try out.
Molly of the West, Where do you get Licorice Around Here?? Molly Sams
It isn’t always easy to find what you need… especially after moving away from a well-stocked private apothecary.
Presidents’ Day and Tea, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
The tea habits and tea sets of America’s First Families.
My Grandmother’s Kitchen, Angela Dellutri
Timeless memories of an Italian grandmother’s kitchen.
The Case for Cannabis—A Natural (R)Evolution, Lisa Camasi
Do you know the components of cannabis that work in different ways? Are you aware of the many benefits and methods of use? Part 1 of 2.
Cottonwood Buds—Infusion Methods and Soap, Marci Tsohonis
Resinous, sticky, healing balm of Gilead, aka cottonwood buds, infused and eventually used to make soap. Learn about how to infuse them.
Men’s Facial Hair Care, Janet Gutierrez
A discussion on various base oils and their respective usefulness, and a luscious beard oil recipe.
Onions (Allium cepa), Sandy Michelsen
Their flavor can add to just about everything savory, but what else can they do?
Winter into Spring Dessert & More with Mints, Rita Richardson
Mint can brighten up even the darkest day. Particularly if pound cake and strawberries are involved…
List Article—What would you take along in an emergency?
We got a lot of really good answers to this thought-provoking question.

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