Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jan/Feb 2016 Essential Herbal cover and toc

Woo hoo!  Another year begins.   Inside this issue, you'll find warmth, hope, and lots of welcoming herbalists and herb enthusiasts just waiting to share the things they know.  This particular issue has a lot of information on staying cozy and warm, which often translates into steeping herbs.  There are a lot of great blends, along with history, hows and whys, and just enough "why nots?" to motivate you. 

Check out the table of contents below to get an idea of the good stuff included in this issue.  We're beginning our 15th year, and one thing is certain:  we will continue to include clear and inclusive instructions for using herbs in every single issue.  If you want to make herbs a joyous and simple part of your everyday life, we are the magazine you've been looking for.  Subscribe today and get started!  Print is available in the US and Canada.  Pdf version is available worldwide.
Table of Contents...
Field Notes
Some personal thoughts as we leap into our 15th year of publication.
About the Cover
Carey Jung talks about her inspiration for this issue’s cover.
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Daniel Cashman
A little history, and some information on how TCM is used today.
Beginner Medicinal Herbs for Children - Flu Season, Dawnmarie Schneider
Do you know how to dose a child with herbs? Some really helpful herbs and how to use them.
Clary Sage, Carol Ann Harlos
Learn about this gloriously showy and useful member of the Salvia family.
Toners, Tina Sams
Quick and easy facial toners to keep your skin feeling
Garden Journals, Jackie Johnson
Keeping track of what goes on from year to year is a valuable habit to acquire. Jackie talks about lots of things we might not have thought to include.
Returning to My Herbal Roots, Catherine Love
A year-end remembrance and return.
Greeting the Cold Moon, Jackie McDowell
Staying comfortable in the wintertime cold can be a challenge during the monthly cycles, but herbs can help.
February, Adrie Lester
A poem.
How’d We Get Here? Tina Sams
As our EH family has grown and grown, we realized that maybe some of you might like to “meet” us and hear a tiny bit of our story.
Kicking Crud with Cayenne, Kristine Brown
Cayenne—Herb of the Year—as only Kristine can write about it.
Pain: Herbs That Help, Suzan Tobias Scholl
What is pain and how can we use herbs to help deal with it?
Bohemian Rose Soap, Marci Tsohonis
With a name like that, what else do you need to know? I want that soap!!!
Combating Stress & Sadness with Herbs, Michelle Pfaff
Personal experience is unfortunately a great teacher.
Cupcake Tin Herb Cubes, Rita Richardson
Preserving herbs.
Surviving the Long Winter, Debbie Sturdevant
Great suggestions for pulling through and getting to the other side along with a beautiful illustration, also by Debbie.
Tea Time, Sandy Michelsen
Some tea history, and wonderful blends you can make. Perfect for relaxing with a good book.
Spring Cleaning with Herbs, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
Non-toxic, natural cleaning solutions are less expensive and less damaging to our skin, surfaces, and the environment.
Tea Crafting for Winter Wellness, Kori Rodley
Some great herbal teas to support and assist in the winter.
We know that everyone will love this issue.  From the striking cover, to the pages filled with ideas, recipes, and information, and even to the sources shown in the ads, it's a stunner!
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