Freestyle a Natural Medicine Post - And Get Paid!

We're doing something a little different this fortnight for our challenge. This time, we're leaving the topic up to YOU! Yes, that means you can write about any topic you like! Natural healing is a really broad topic, which means there are countless possibilities to investigate. Perhaps you want to dive deep into a health issue that's been bothering you, or research into the herbs used in indigneous cultures, or the potential of new research to treat disease.


The only thing we are really asking is:

  • Write a post of MINIMUM 800 - 1000 words
  • Use clearly sourced photographs, original if possible
  • Use headings/subheadings to clearly organise your work
  • Source your information/research where used
  • Include personal responses and anecdotes around your research topic if applicable.

For example, @minismallholding chose the topic 'adaptogens' from the list of topics we posted last week here. However, she narrowed her focus to what adaptogens she could grow. Please read her post to see the detail and quality that we are after.


Each qualifying post will recieve 5 Steem for their efforts, up to 100 Steem. Keep an eye on the tag - once we hit 20 entries and/or the end of the fortnight, we'll stop awarding Steem. Particularly excellent posts might be paid a little extra.

This way, every one is a winner AND you are guaranteed a little more for your post than you would usually get!

Every eligible post will also be resteemed by @naturalmedicine and @uplotus. Each eligible post will be given 100 percent upvote. We will also share excellent posts to Twitter and other curation projects we have access to, including the possibility of particularly excellent posts being sent to trending.

A Few More Little Guidelines

  • Posts MUST be posted from
  • Posts MUST use #naturalmedicine as one of the first 5 tags
  • You must burn 100 LOTUS to qualify for the 5 Steem prize
  • Write an interesting title - do NOT refer to the challenge in the title OR at the start of the post. Your post should make perfect sense for someone OUTSIDE the Steemworld. You can, however, refer to this challenge at the END of your post eg This is an entry into the current challenge by @naturalmedicine.

If we don't hit more than 10 posts, we will reward excellent entries with a little more steem. As the steemworld can be fluid and flexible, we reserve the right to change our minds about how we will distribute the Steem we have on offer. If the entries don't meet our standards, for example, or if you have written similiar content before.

We'd also love it if you used the lotus page divider to organise your work, and use the footer below by copying and pasting it onto the end of your work.


This is a great initiative! I love the idea of more natural medicine related posts coming up on my feed! This information is so important to share as much of it's lost or misunderstood as we have moved so far into pharmaceuticals to heal us.

Love this!

If anyone needs LOTUS to burn, let me know! I'm down to give some away for folks making a quality post, and there's also a lot of activity with tokens being available for sale on steem engine!

Your post needs to have been made so that I can see if I'm down to spend the money, and you have to not have the LOTUS yourself.

That's a genuinely kind offer @nateonsteemit! I just wanted to give you a bit of gratitude for sharing that kindness especially in a community that is so important -- natural healing! Big virtual hug for being generous !

Cool challenge! Let’s see what folks can come up with! Too bad I finished my post a few weeks ago, now I’ll have to give some additional thought to what I will try to write about!

Your toothpaste post would have been perfect..
Such good quality!!

Hey @naturalmedicine, I'll have to get my thinking cap on and have a go at this.

Thanks again for the advice.

Oh I hope you can enter!

Thank you @riverflows, I did enter. I'm not sure if it's a good fit for the competition but I'm learning all the time.

IT was a wonderful fit! We put your name down as a qualifying post!

Very interesting challenge... Great way to get new infromation on natural medicine!

Where do I find the 'Lotus Page Divider' @riverflows in case I submit an article? I re-steemed to help spread the word for @naturalmedicine, as I'm a long time user and proponent of herbal remedies :>)

Oh, I forhot to add the footer to this post which has the divider, but you can find it on any of our posts xxx Thanks for the support!

That's a very cool idea for a contest... and I really like the idea of creating content that is "venue neutral" (i.e. no designed for people inside the Steem infrastructure), because we need more of that in order to reach a broader audience.

Remember this one? ;>)

Just wanted to say that freestyle - or should I say improv - is very much my style so count me in. I know I said the same about the art challenge but life happened.

I'm already working on my entry to this desafio ( that's Portuguese for challenge )


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