Last fortnight was fascinating as Steemians explored and talked about basil, elecampane and plantain. Even if they didn't write a post, many joined in the conversations in Discord or in the comments, so it was a great success. We were particularly enamoured with @freyafri's artwork!
This week's plant medicines to explore are:
SALVIA DIVINORUM, THYME & VALERIAN
You don't have to be an expert in the field, just be willing to research, experiment and explore either ONE or more of these plants in a post. You can write three posts if you like - we accept multiple entries.
We're also super open to the kinds of posts you write.
Here's some ideas - you can choose one or more to include in your post. Try to have a focus for your writing rather than include everything. Of course, it must be original work, and we'd love to see photos too.
- poetry or creative writing
- personal anecdotes
- science and research
- interviews with experts
- long form explorations into plant history & mythology
- exploration of cultural or religious use
- exploration of the plant as drug
- how to cultivate or grow this plant.
- Use the #naturalmedicine tag and link to this post, explicity saying you are responding to this challenge.
- If you are part of @homesteaderscoop, please use the tag #homesteaderscoop as well
- Use the words PLANT MEDICINE in your title
- Resteem this post
- Comment on other people who also responded to this challenge. This might mean checking back from time to time.
Currently, we are only offering ONE PRIZE of 5 Steem to the winner. HOWEVER, the prize pool often grows due to generous donations from our partners and contributors, so watch this space!
If you'd like to contribute to the prize pool, please get in touch. We're absolutely keen to raise the prize pool, just we're a little short of funds right now!
Due Date: THURSDAY 28TH MARCH (AEST)
If you're in the Natural Medicine Discord channel, you've already had a heads up on this post so you've had some time to start thinking about it. Please come join us so you get the heads up for the next challenge!
Do you have knowledge of any of the above herbs?
Do you plan on exploring them with NM Steemfolk over the next two weeks? We'd love you to join us!