This month is all about that plant that most people love to hate: Ground Ivy. Also known as Gill-over-the-ground, Runaway Robin, Creeping Charlie, Hedgemaid and many more names, this perennial creeper loves to take over bare patches of ground and will often choke out anything in his way.
The great thing about this plant is you can harvest the aerial parts to dry for making teas, oils, tinctures, vinegars and honeys that can all be used in a variety of ways. From helping those with tinnitus, toxic metal build-up, digestive issues, hot, wet coughs and the respiratory ailments that come with them, to conjunctivitis, wound healing and bile issues, this herb is great to have lots of on hand!
We’ll explore the many uses of Ground Ivy through fun stories, songs, games, activities and more in this month’s issue of Herbal Roots zine.
Gregarious Ground Ivy’s Table of Contents:
Note to Parents
All About Ground Ivy
Scramble, Search and More: Circle the Energetics, List the Vitamins and Minerals, Word Search, Can You Spot the Differences?, Word Scramble, Multiple Choice
Herbal Lore: The Plant of Many Names
Songs and Poems: Glechoma, Misinformed
Herbal Recipes: Ground Ivy Extract,Ground Ivy Infusion,Ground Ivy Tea, Ground Ivy Infused Vinegar,Ground Ivy Infused Honey, Ground Ivy Infused Oil, Ground Ivy Salve, Ground Ivy Poultices
Herbal Crafts: Drawing/Pressing of Ground Ivy, Dyeing with Ground Ivy
How Many Words?
Maze: Can you find your way through the Ground Ivy Leaf?
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Ground Ivy
*NEWLY EXPANDED* Final pages – now contains answers to the games and puzzles
PDF digital file – 54 pages from Cover to Cover.