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September 2010

Table of Contents Note to Parents

3

Calendar

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All About...Rose

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Scramble, Search and More

13

Herbal Lore

16

Songs and Poems

18

Herbal Recipes

19

Coloring Page

26

Herbal Crafts and More

27

Maze

34

Herbal Journal

35

Crossword Puzzle

37

Resource Page

39

Herbal Roots Zine is a monthly activity magazine created to teach kids about medicinal herbs. All writings and illustrations are created and owned by Kristine Brown and are subject to copyright laws. Please do not distribute this packet outside of your immediate family or use any part of it for resale value. Commercial copies are available at a rate of $6 per every 5 students. All information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. For more information and to subscribe, go to: http://herbalrootszine.com/ 2 Written and Illustrated by Kristine Brown

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All About‌Rose!

One of my personal favorites for treating emotional stress and heartache is rose hip and petal elixir combined with wild cherry tincture. In addition to emotionally treating problems of the heart, rose is great for treating circulatory and heart problems. She is indicated for high blood pressure and poor circulation, especially for those suffering from headaches, heart palpitations, hot flashes and red face. Motherwort can be a helpful ally for rose in these situations if there is a need for something more. She is also an antibacterial, antiviral, antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, anodyne, nervine, aphrodisiac, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, sedative, digestive stimulant, kidney and liver tonic, blood tonic, menstrual regulator, expectorant and is uplifting. Rose has been used for a variety of ailments throughout history of man. Cleopatra used petals freely, requesting them to be strewn over the beds

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All About…Rose!

and floors when guests were present; the Greeks contribute rose to Isis, Aphrodite and Venus and Native Americans used rose for wounds, diarrhea, mouth sores and ulcers, worms and eye problems. Rose oil (the essential oil) can be found in 95% of all women’s perfumes. The oil is known to be an aphrodisiac. Because rose is cooling, she is great for treating any problem with inflammation and heat. Urinary inflammations, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, yeast and vaginal infections, constipation, sluggish digestion and liver inflammation can all benefit from rose’s

cooling touch.

Rose is nourishing and relaxing to the circulatory and nervous systems and wonderful for treating exhaustion. She is a great tonic for the kidneys and liver, having the ability to move stuck energy and relieving tension in these areas. Herbalist Kiva Rose uses it frequently for treating cases of acute hepatitis or chronic/viral hepatitis when there are signs of inflammation. In Chinese medicine, rose is used as a kidney tonic to treat urinary dysfunction, as a stimulant and a blood tonic to relieve stagnant liver energy. Rose is a soothing relief for sore throats and is great when her petals are combined with honey for this application. This is an excerpt. See full issue for the entire article. 4 Written and Illustrated by Kristine Brown

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Herbal Lore Rose’s Reminder

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long time ago, there lived the native people of the land and they harvested the abundance of the Earth, using the plants and berries for food and medicine. The people of the land were usually grateful to the Earth for the gifts she gave to them but sometimes they got carried away and forgot to thank her for those gifts. And sometimes, they took too many of those gifts causing the plant source to dwindle down. Rose was one such plant. Rose was a beautiful plant and useful too. She had vivid pink flowers with yellow centers, green branches that were smooth to the touch and fruits of deep reddish-orange that was pleasant tasting and edible right from the branch. The people used her roots, leaves, flowers and fruits for medicine. They made teas, poultices and washes from the plant for many things. They loved Rose’s medicine and didn’t mean to harm her but because they loved her so much, they used her all the time. Rose felt herself losing strength. She called on Mother Earth to help her restore herself. “Great Mother, “ she pleaded, “Please help me. The people are over harvesting me and I am disappearing. I have no strength and I fear I will not be strong enough to return in the spring and there are no fruits left on my branches to create little Roselings either.” Mother Earth heard Rose’s plea and hastened to answer her request. “Rose, go to sleep and I will think of a way to remind the people to harvest with caution and respect. When you wake in the Spring, you will awaken 5 Written and Illustrated by Kristine Brown

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Herbal Lore with renewed strength and grow abundantly across the land again.” So Rose let go of her leaves and nestled her roots back into the ground. When spring came, Mother Earth herself woke Rose. “Dear Rose, wake up. Winter came up with a plan and showered you with blades of ice while he was here. Your branches are now covered with icy prickles to remind the people to respect you and not over harvest. The seeds of your fruits are now covered with the finest slivers, icy little hairs that will be disagreeable to the people, reminding them to throw the seeds back to the Earth so that your Roselings will be able to grow.” Rose woke up and felt the prickles on her branches. “Thank you Great Mother!” Rose grew and flourished, blooming with the most vibrant flowers that she had ever bloomed with. Her leaves were bright green and reflected the sunlight. The people eagerly went to her with their harvest baskets and started to take but were instantly scratched. “What is this?” They cried out. “Mother has sent us a message. We have been disrespectful to Rose. We must not be selfish with her medicine any more or we will lose her.” And so, the people are reminded to this day to not over harvest Rose so that she may continue to flourish and provide food and medicine.

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Songs and Poems The Wild Rosa Species Sung to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas” Ohhh, the wild rosa species grows in ma’y a country; Not many have heard all about this healing majesty. She heals a broken heart e’er so gently; And if you ever should need her you’ll love her company. She’s a tonic for the kidneys, blood, liver and the heart; She’s very uplifting, and sedating from the start. She’ll clear out any congestion from a cold or nasty flu, for she’s an expectorant and antiviral too! If you suffer from arthritis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, her anti-inflammatory action will make you want to hum! Don’t forget that she’s an astringent antispasmodic anodyne; She treats so many ailments, How I love that rose of mine!

Beauty Fragrant scent Healing yet deceiving Prickles cut into skin Rose

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Herbal Recipes Rose Hip Tea This tea is full of vitamin C and great for drinking when you feel a cold or the flu coming on or any time you want a delicately flavored tea for drinking. Don’t throw out the rose hips afterwards, you can eat them! Toss them into a fruit salad or into boiled potatoes with salt and butter. Native Americans would use them in stews and soups as well.

Ingredients

Tools

4 tablespoons rose hips 1 quart water optional: honey

Saucepan w/lid Tea cup Spoon Small strainer

Place the rose hips and water in the saucepan and boil covered for 10-15 minutes.

Strain off the rose hips and add honey to sweeten if desired. Enjoy with biscuits, scones or muffins!

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Herbal Crafts and More! Rose Hip Beads Native Americans used to string Rose Hips on sinew and wear them as necklaces. This is a simple craft that you can do! Rose Hips Needle Embroidery Floss Coordinating Small Button Start by measuring the floss by wrapping it around your head one time (for a long necklace) or loosely around your neck (for a short necklace) and then adding an additional 3”. Thread the floss onto the needle and tie a button to the tail end. Begin stringing the rose hips on the floss until it is about 2 1/2” from the end. Tie a loop knot in the end of the string big enough for the button to snugly slip through. Make sure to get it as close as possible to the last rose hip bead.

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Maze

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