Archive for the ‘Medicinal Plants’ Category
Gossypin is the latest health buzz and studies show it is highly beneficial as an anti-inflammatory and in the battle against melanoma. The common mallow plant is a source of gossypin and it is commonly found in many parts of the world.
Winter survival food is knowledge to have for two reasons. Should their be an emergency such as the loss of power it may be life or death. Another reason is to simply add winter edibles to your diet. Getting nutrients from a natural source is always better for our bodies.
Winter teas or survival teas, either way there is a forest of nutrition that awaits the forager or the prepper. Even in the cold winter months, edible wild food is out there for the die hard forager!
Dandelions are an important food source in many countries and is used in countless herbal preparations. According to recent research, dandelion root tincture has been proven to kill leukemia cells.
Learning how to identify wild edible plants is fun and it is a skill. Combine the learning process with learning how to make a fire and it makes for a memorable day!
Drinking plenty of herbal teas loaded with vitamin C is a great way to help support your immune system while increasing your antioxidant intake. The best of it is, your backyard can be a great source of natural teas!
Fields of Nutrition is a pocket-sized magazine that has thirty wild edibles commonly found in many countries around the world. Each edible plant comes with detailed description along with close-up images for easy identification. Each wild plant also includes health benefits and mineral, vitamin and nutritional information.
Edible weeds are plants that tell us where they want to grow – and there is a reason for this; they know better than we do! Sometimes they get a tad exuberant and they cross the line to become invasive; but make no mistake, planet Earth is as much their home as it is ours. [...]
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.), can be commonly found in the rich soils often near hiking trails throughout eastern Canada and the U.S. The name bloodroot refers to the red sap that is in this plant; it is blood-like in colour and in consistency. The Latin name Sanguinaria means “bleeding”. The red (sometimes orangey) sap from [...]
Vitamin B 17 is a naturally occurring nutrient that has numerous (independent) scientific studies indicating that it may prevent cancer, significantly reducing arthritic pain and even lowering high blood pressure.
B 17 (also known as amydalin) was removed from the American market by the FDA, stating that is contains cyanide. Many foods naturally contain cyanide and eating these in moderation will not cause harm (unless the person ingesting that food has a food allergy). These foods include: almonds, millet sprouts, lima beans, soy, spinach and bamboo shoots.