October 2013 Ginger Herb Box

Written by Amanda Klenner

I am so excited to say that the Ginger herb box is out in the mail!

The herb box is the perfect supplement to the Natural Herbal Living Magazine, containing the ingredients you need to make a few of the recipes, and experience the herb for your self. The greatest herbalists are not made from books, although an unending thirst for  knowledge is important in an herbal practice, but from working with the herb itself and experiencing how it works with you.

Everyone who paid should have received their Ginger magazine issue! If not please check the e-mail you paid with (the Paypal e-mail address) for an e-mail from naturalherballiving (at) gmail (dot) com.

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The magazine issue articles you will find are:

  • Ginger Materia Medica
  • Ginger Essential Oil Profile
  • Ginger Flower Essence Profile
  • Ginger Tea
  • Ginger for Headaches
  • Ginger for Ears
  • Candied Ginger
  • Kid’s Ginger Tea Party
  • Ginger Honey
  • My Journey to Ginger Tartlets
  • Samhain and Herbs
  • Herbal Vinegars, Oils, and Tinctures
  • Glossary of Herbalism
  • Disclaimer
  • Our Staff

If you aren’t already subscribed to the magazine, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. 

Thank you to all that pre-ordered your boxes by September 17th. Here is a sneak peak of what you will be getting in the mail very shortly.

  • A professionally printed pamphlet with all the information you need in it to enjoy your herb box, with references to the Ginger issue of the magazine where they are needed.
  • 5-6 oz fresh ginger (depending on the piece(s) of ginger in your box)
  • 4 oz grade B maple syrup. Why grade B? Grade A maple syrup is harvested in the spring. It is a light amber color and is what most people use on their morning stack of flap jacks. Grade B syrup is harvested later in the year and takes much more sap boiled down to get the same sweetness level as you would get in grade A. Because it takes much more sap boiled down to make grade B syrup than it does to make grade A the syrup is darker, more nutrient dense, and contains more of that “maple” flavor. It is traditionally used for cooking foods and not for putting on top of a stack of pancakes. This is great for our purposes since the maple syrup is to make candied ginger!
  • 3 oz (1 C) powdered ginger (Organic, Fair Trade from our affiliate Mountain Rose Herbs)
  • 5 oz Ginger Chai Tea mix (All ingredients are Organic and from our affiliate Mountain Rose Herbs)
  • Ginger essential oil, 5ml
  • Wild Ginger Flower Essence (Asarum canadense) made from a stock bottle purchased at Fox Mountain Herbs

Did you order your herb box after September 17th?

We have had some questions about what happens if you order after the 15th of the month (or the 17th of this September because of billing issues).

Let me preface this with how we make the herb boxes. There is no way for us to predict how many people might be interested in purchasing an herb box any given month being that we have officially been “open for business” for one month. Because we are unable to predict demand, we need people to pre-pay for their herb boxes. Our cut off for this is the 15th of the month which gives us 15 days to order the supplies, package them into personal sized containers, put them in the boxes and prepare them for shipping. By the time all the supplies arrive we have had an average of 3-5 days to get this all done! This is why they need to be pre-ordered.

So if you order on or before the 15th of October, you will receive the November herb box (which is rose and is going to be amazing), if you order after October 15th you will have to patiently wait for the December herb box, which is echinacea and will be very useful during cold and flu season.

We order exactly what we need for each month’s herb boxes on the 15th of the month before. Because the herb boxes are unique to the herb in the monthly magazine issue and because we are trying to keep things as fresh, seasonal, and straight forward as possible, we are not able to back fill a previous month’s order after the cut off date. We understand that this can be frustrating, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.  At the end of the day we think this is the best way to get you fresh, quality herbal ingredients to work with.

The easiest way to avoid all this confusion is to order your herb box before the 15th of the month. SUBSCRIBE HERE

I hope that clears up some confusion. If you have any questions please let me know.

I love rounding up these amazing herbalists and sharing their years of experience with you in Natural Herbal Living Magazine, and helping it come alive with the herb box. I also love hearing from you, what you enjoy, what could be improved, and how we can make this an even better experience.

Thank you for being a part of our very beginning! I hope we can continue to learn and grow together for a long time.

P.S. Speaking of learning together, we are still working out the kinks in the members area, but keep an eye out later this month when we launch the forums!

Amanda is a Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Health Coach located in Westminster, CO. She is also a mother, wife, and avid dog lover (cats are ok too). She has a passion for teaching people about the beautiful herbal medicines we can work with to maintain health, wellness, and joy. She is the publisher of Natural Herbal Living Magazine, works with people clinically to help them reach their health goals, and makes a line of organic, handmade herbal products.

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