A monograph is a fantastic little page of information that is available at your fingertips in the event of minor injury or illness. A page like this will give you all of the pertinent information that you need to put your herbs to work when it’s most needed. Often kept in notebooks (a materia medica or herbal notebook), these pages can make the difference in whether you reach for a plastic bottle or something from your herbal medicine cabinet.
For those of you who have been building your materia medica (herbal notebook) along with me and have been anxiously awaiting new monograph pages, there is a reason why I’ve been dragging my feet. I wasn’t entirely satisfied that I wouldn’t get tired of the original ones. There just wasn’t enough beauty to them, I guess.Because of this, I reworked my whole system for creating these pages so that each one would match the others, bringing both beauty and credible information to your materia medica.
In February, I posted my article Garlic: A Natural Superfood which included a monograph page for garlic. I’ve updated the downloadable PDF in the article, but I’m also going to provide it for you here as well. That same month, I posted an article called Soothing Ginger Syrup for Nausea which did not include a free printable with it. I’ve updated that article to include a link to the free printable, and have also made it available here below the garlic PDF.
For more information about putting together your own materia medica, see the following post and podcast episode:
Building A Materia Medica (Herbal Notebook)
Episode #32: Making an Herbal Notebook (at Survival Mom Radio Network)
I hope you enjoy these as much as I’ve enjoyed making them for you!
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