I can’t believe it, but this September we officially started year 3 of Natural Herbal Living! We have gone through a lot of growth, and changes, with a few bumps along the way, and we couldn’t have kept going without you and your support. Thank YOU for being a part of our community and sharing your herbal education and learning progress with us.
We have subscribers in 12 countries around the world, and five members who have been with us since the very beginning. The magazine is now available as a PDF to members, but we also offer past issues on Amazon in both print and Kindle formats. I have heard from many of you who love what we are doing, cherish this resource we offer to you every month, and am so happy to hear your stories. This has been a fantastic journey for myself and our authors as well. Bringing our passion for the plants into your home is a gift and a joy, and we sincerely thank you for the opportunity!
Mullein officially kicks off our third year. This fantastic ally is often thought of as just a lung remedy. This fuzzy friend can do so much more! If you look at the stalk of the second-year mullein plant, it stands straight and strong. At the end of this strong, upright, stalk is a blazing yellow fire. A torch to light the way to wellbeing. The root both digs down deep into the soil with a taproot, and puts out smaller, more sprawling roots to support the bulk of the long, tall, regal stalk.
If you subscribe to the issue (you can do that here) you will find that mullein is not only a great lung ally, but also, the root and stalk can support a healthy happy spine, and the flowers have so many beautiful uses. As a bonus, mullein is an invasive weed! This is an abundant medicine that is available to most people in most climates. So, enjoy this. Go out there, find and meet this herbal ally.
In the beginning, I just had an idea – people should learn to work with one herb at a time on a deep and meaningful level. Lets end these days of assuming one herb is good for one thing at a time, and instead make friends with our herbal allies, and learn all about what less popular abilities these little friends hold. No, chamomile isn’t just calming, it is also anti-inflammatory, eases pain and inflammation, fantastic for the respiratory system, and a great ally for fevers. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if we could sit around with some amazing experienced herbalists who know these plants too, and see what they think of it? We all have our own insights. This magazine is a pairing of those two ideas – get to know herbs on a deep and meaningful level, and to learn from some fantastic and experienced herbalists.
Last summer we completed a kickstarter to get the magazines in print! We now have 14 magazines in print, which are available on Amazon, and a special omnibus of our first years magazines all put into one huge book. Although we ran into several issues with the printing, we now have a great print formatter and a good printing company (after a few bad ones). We also have just a few omnibus’ in our online shop left over. Once these are gone they are gone for good!
Now, we will have something new and exciting happening in July of 2016. Keep an eye out for that announcement as it will come soon within the next few months.
To celebrate our 2 year anniversary…
As always, the beautiful herbal community is here to support us on our anniversary! We have some amazing friends from around North America to help us celebrate. Each of these wonderful herbalists has contributed a special something to help us with a super amazing giveaway worth over $300 in herb products. You know we couldn’t help adding a few goodies of our own. Here is the celebratory list of awesome things you can win (no purchase necessary) by entering at the bottom of the page!