The next time you see blogs on the Internet praising the virtues of the Balm of Gilead, or how to make this ointment, chances are these websites are not conveying information about the genuine Balm of Gilead. Poplar buds are not the genuine Balm of Gilead.
Autumn root harvesting is plentiful every year whether you're seeking roots for food or tea, or if you want to gather them to use medicinally. Many roots in the autumn are at their best for gathering and there are many to choose from!
Traditionally harvested as a vegetable, chickweed has earned a spot in the heart of many herbalists and self-healers. Chickweed is best known for its ability to cool inflammation and speed healing for internal or external flare-ups.
Hawthorn leaves, flowers, and berries have been praised for centuries due to their heart elevating properties. Whether they are used in herbal preparations or in the kitchen as a valuable food source, the hawthorn is a win-win.
When fresh, nutrient-dense produce is not available then it only makes sense to sprout your nutrition! Sprouting is easy, inexpensive and fast. Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most nourishing foods we can eat and the health benefits of these, and all sprouts, make it well-worth having
Bathing in warm water infused with the healing properties of wild plants, herbs, essential oils, organic apple cider vinegar, and salts create a calm, healing way to care for yourself. The best part of all is you can make herbal delights with foraged plants that are best suited for yo
Our immune system never rests; it’s always using the foods and beverages (and other factors) we ingest to build and maintain a healthy immune system. It only makes sense to give our immune system what it needs to make its job easier.
Consuming heart-healthy herbs and spices on a regular basis is the best type of health insurance anyone can ever have. A heart-healthy diet and smart lifestyle choices is exactly what we need to avert potential heart disease.
For three billion years marine phytoplankton has supported virtually all living creatures in the worlds’ oceans. Now, researchers have discovered that some species of phytoplankton are not only edible but can be categorized as a superfood.
A growing number of people realize that although some over-the-counter products may help alleviate sore throat symptoms they rarely target the root cause. Everyday items in your kitchen or some wild edible plants might give you the solution you need to be on the pathway to recovery.
Kukicha tea is a healthy tea that has a pleasant taste and contains many nutrients. Whether used as a medicinal tea or just to enjoy the taste, drinking a mug of kukicha tea every day will help boost your immune system.
Kevin Duffy is a well-seasoned wild food educator in southern Indiana. The second edition of his Harvesting Nature's Bounty is now available. This 296-page book is a great resource for the beginner or intermediate forager.