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Are There Skunks in the Woods?
NEWSLETTER #02 ARE THERE SKUNKS IN THE WOODS? PDF
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Are There Skunks in the Woods (or is it the season of the Willow? Newsletter features the harvesting of late winter/early spring bark as the sap is rising.

Newsletter #02 Are There Skunks in the Woods (or is it the season of the Willow? Article includes recipe for Willow Bark Salve.

Second issue of From The Forest Newsletters. March/April 2001.

Article on Folk Ways with Dandelion Greens. Aside from the traditional Dandelion Greens, recipes include: Warm Camembert Croutes with Dandelion Greens and Red Currents and Dandelion Green Fettuccini.

Recommended Herbal Websites.

Herb of the Month: The Amazing Horsetail.

Time to Harvest Arrowleaf Balsamroot.



Herbalist's Bill of Rights
NEWSLETTER #08 HERBALIST'S BILL OF RIGHTS PDF
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The discord between medical doctors and herbalists for the past 3000 years is entangled with issues of religion, money, power, and ignorance. Since medical practitioners seem to have ‘the law’ on their side, this discourse has created numerous legal problems for those who practice alternative healing.

Newsletter #8

* Herbalist Bill of Rights
* Prima Facie Evidence of Practicing Medicine without a License
* Licensing of Non-Physician Health Care Providers
* Use of the Title "Dr."
* Excerpt from Forthcoming Book, Healing Plants of The Rocky Mountains




Poison Ivy
NEWSLETTER #09 POISON IVY PDF
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Poison Ivy is the single most common cause of allergic reactions in the United States. Each year 10 to 50 million Americans develop an allergic rash after contact with these poisonous plants. About 85 percent of all people will develop an allergic reaction when adequately exposed to Poison Ivy. You weren’t born with a sensitivity to Poison Ivy. Sensitivity develops after the first direct skin contact with the oil urushiol.

Newsletter #9

* Everything you need to know (and a few things that you do not) About.........Poison Ivy
* Contact with Urushiol Can Occur in Three Ways
* If You Think You Have Come in Contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak, Follow These Steps
* Common Myths about Poison Ivy
* The Positive Side of Poison Ivy
* Herbal Treatments for Poison Ivy
* The Estimated Lifespan (in years) of Some Plants ~ Chart
* Large-Leaved Avens Monograph
* How Winter Changes Into Spring
* It’s Time To Harvest Thimbleberry



Flower Essences
NEWSLETTER #10 FLOWER ESSENCES PDF
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3 page, two-sided herbal newsletter

When people first hear of flower essences, they often think of aromatherapy, which uses fragrant essential oils from flowers. But flower remedies are different from aromatherapy.

Newsletter #10

* Theories of Plant Therapies ~ Flower Essences ~
* A Study of the Growing World of Alternative
* Making and Using Flower Remedies

* Using the Sun Method

* Time To Harvest Alumroot

* Book Review,
Sacred Plant Medicine" Practice of Native American Herbalism by Stephen Harrod Bohner

Welcoming our Uninvited Guests
NEWSLETTER #06 WELCOMING OUR UNINVITED GUESTS PDF
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3 - page, 2- sided printed newsletter.

Our native plants are stressed and overworked. Having outsiders drop in has created more stress and lessened the native’s natural resources. Logging, mining, and land development have displaced native species and encouraged the uninvited plant species to not only come to visit, but to stay as permanent residents in native plants’ homeland.

* Welcoming Our Uninvited Guests

* Walk Gently, Harvest with Integrity
* Plants in Our Area That are Sensitive and Should Not Be Harvested
* Harvesting Check-List
* We Are Responsible for Tending the Wild Plants

Time for Harvesting Cottonwood Buds
NEWSLETTER #01 TIME FOR COTTONWOOD BUD HARVESTING PDF
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3 page, two-sided herbal newsletter.

Main topics include: Time for Cottonwood Bud Harvesting; Recycling a Christmas Tree; The Neglected Alder

First issue of From The Forest Newsletters. January/February 2001.

Article on Cottonwood Bud harvesting includes a recipe for Cottonwood Bud Salve.

Herb of the Month: The Neglected Alder. Includes recipe for Alder Eczema Salve.

Also includes short article It's Chokecherry Bark Season, plus recipe for Chokecherry Bark Cough Syrup.

Recycling a Christmas Tree article includes recipes for: Fir Salve, Soothing Spruce Syrup, Scotch Pine Needle Tea, and Scotch Pine Tar Soap.


The Mystical & Healing Turkey Tail
NEWSLETTER #03 THE MYSTICAL & HEALING TURKEY TAIL PDF
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3 page, two-sided herbal newsletter.

Main Topics Include: The Mystical & Healing Turkey Tail; Let's Talk Morels; Embracing Quack Grass; Herb Of The Month ~ Arnica.

Newsletter #03 The Mystical & Healing Turkey Tail

Third issue of From The Forest Newsletters. May/April 2001.

Article on the historical and modern day usage of Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail).

Aricle, Let's Talk Morels. Includes recipes for Morel Mushroom and Green Enchilada Sauce and Sauteed Morels with Cream.

Article, Embracing Quack Grass (Agropyron repens).

Herb of the Month: Arnica. Recipes include Arnica Lotion, Arnica Salve and Arnica Liniment.

Book Review: Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore.

A list of great medicinal plant websites.

Also includes short article It's Time To Harvest Hawthorn Flowers.



Healing Powers of St. John's Wort
NEWSLETTER #04 HEALING POWERS OF ST. JOHN'S WORT PDF
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3 page, two-sided herbal newsletter.

Main topics include: The Healing Powers of St. John's Wort, plus Treating Cancer with Diet, Herbs and Positive Thinking.

July/August 2001

Cover Topic: The Healing Powers of St. John's Wort; Recipe for St. John's Wort Salve.

Main Topic: Treating Cancer with Diet, Herbs and Positive Thinking. Content includes Dietary Chart, recipe for Essiac, plus information on the following tumor-inhibiting and cancer fighting herbs ~ Cleaver's (Galium aparine), Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella), Evening Primrose (Oenothera sp.), Red Belted Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola) and Turkey Tail (Trametes veriscolor).

Article: Bloodshot Eyes.


Natural Approach to Menopause (Mind, Body, Spirit)
NEWSLETTER #05 NATURAL APPROACH TO MENOPAUSE PDF
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4 page, two-sided herbal newsletter.

Topic: The Natural Approach to Menopause ~ Mind, Body and Spirit

September/October 2001

This Newsletter contains the same information as my Handout (see Over-Prints). The only difference is that the Newsletter does not have the artwork illustrations present in the Handout.

Mind ~ When did menopause become "unnatural" and how can we retrain our thoughts to a more healthy attitude towards menopause.

Body ~ What dietary changes do we need to make to ease our transition through menopause. What herbs and herbal formulas with help during hot flashes, heavy menses, bone density, etc. Booklet includes recipes for Strong Bones Vinegar and Herbal Hot Flash Formula.

Spirit ~ How do we reach individual spirituality and what roles should it play in the post-menopausal years.

Herbs discussed include: Baneberry (Actaea rubra), Bunchberry (Cornus cacadensis), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), Huckleberry Bilberry (Vaccinium sp.), Nettles (Urtica sp.), Puccoon (Lithospermum ruderale), Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), Saint John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa pastoris), Trillium (Trillium ovatum), Valerian (Valeriana spp.), Western Pasque Flower (Anemone occidentalisis), Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), and Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).

Smallpox
NEWSLETTER #07 SMALLPOX PDF
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3 page, two-sided herbal newsletter.

Main Topics Include: Smallpox ~ How to treat an outbreak with herbs and nutrition.

Seventh issue of From The Forest Newsletters January/February 2002.

This issue is almost entirely devoted to Smallpox:

The Disease and Its Symptoms
Treating Symptoms and Complications
Dietary Considerations

Recipes for: Antiseptic Skin Wash and Herbal Scar-Reducing Salve.

Book Review: Milk ~ The Deadly Poison by Robert Cohen.

Time To Harvest: Sagebrush, includes recipe for Harvester's Hand Cream