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Spiderwort (Commelinaceae) flowers infused in raw honey. Not only do they add a vibrant indigo color, they're rich in Vitamin C! The flowers are cooling, and soothing making them an excellent choice for cough syrup. I love using the infused honey as a beautiful topping. To make, simply cover flower buds with honey and stir. Allow to steep for 24-48 hours. The bright color will be infused and flowers preserved. You can remove the buds, or leave them. They look beautiful on toast, and ice cream. I store ours in the refrigerator. .
Missouri Locals: Spiderwort syrup will be one of the foraged treats at the SCG Wild Craft: An Ozarks Culinary Adventure June 1st! .
Happy foraging and creating friends!
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training! We have a 9 Day Herbal Entrepreneur program designed to teach you everything about wild foods, wild medicine, and the business of herbs & wild crafting. .
Your instructor is @onceuponaweed
Please give her a follow as well. .
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Spiderwort (Commelinaceae) flowers infused in raw honey. Not only do they add a vibrant indigo color, they're rich in Vitamin C! The flowers are cooling, and soothing making them an excellent choice for cough syrup. I love using the infused honey as a beautiful topping. To make, simply cover flower buds with honey and stir. Allow to steep for 24-48 hours. The bright color will be infused and flowers preserved. You can remove the buds, or leave them. They look beautiful on toast, and ice cream. I store ours in the refrigerator. .
Missouri Locals: Spiderwort syrup will be one of the foraged treats at the SCG Wild Craft: An Ozarks Culinary Adventure June 1st! .
Happy foraging and creating friends!
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training! We have a 9 Day Herbal Entrepreneur program designed to teach you everything about wild foods, wild medicine, and the business of herbs & wild crafting. .
Your instructor is @onceuponaweed
Please give her a follow as well. .
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
With hand harvested materials I made this wreath offering  for Mabon. I am excited to watch its leaves change with the season. What a wonderful reminder of the cycle of births, death and rebirth- finding the beauty is change. #mabon #craftywitch #fallequinox #wildharvesting #wildcrafting #witchesofinstagram🔮🌙 #balance
With hand harvested materials I made this wreath offering for Mabon. I am excited to watch its leaves change with the season. What a wonderful reminder of the cycle of births, death and rebirth- finding the beauty is change. #mabon #craftywitch #fallequinox #wildharvesting #wildcrafting #witchesofinstagram🔮🌙 #balance
The Forager - hand forged and textured O1 steel blade, brass bolster, walnut and maple spacers, and deer antler handle. #hammerandtine #knifemaker #maker #fieldknives #wildharvesting #mushroomhunting #madeinmontana #handmadeMT
The Forager - hand forged and textured O1 steel blade, brass bolster, walnut and maple spacers, and deer antler handle. #hammerandtine #knifemaker #maker #fieldknives #wildharvesting #mushroomhunting #madeinmontana #handmadeMT
Took a landowner foraging on their farmland yesterday in the Wilno hills and not only found some great mushroom spots for them, but also lots of big patches of wild leeks! At this time of year you can identify them by a single stalk with black seeds in green cases clustered in threes. They look like berries, but are hard black seeds. If you come across a patch in the wild you can spread the seeds around to increase its size or take some home to plant on your own property. They can take 4-8 years to establish so be patient! If you want to harvest the root bulbs, I recommend staggering your planting every 2-3 years.
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#banefolk #wildleeks #wildleekseeds #ramps #rampseeds #seeds #seedsaving #wildseeds #seedharvest #foraging #wildharvesting #plantid #plantidentification #autumn #ottawavalley #madawaskavalley #ontariocanada #ontarioforaging
Took a landowner foraging on their farmland yesterday in the Wilno hills and not only found some great mushroom spots for them, but also lots of big patches of wild leeks! At this time of year you can identify them by a single stalk with black seeds in green cases clustered in threes. They look like berries, but are hard black seeds. If you come across a patch in the wild you can spread the seeds around to increase its size or take some home to plant on your own property. They can take 4-8 years to establish so be patient! If you want to harvest the root bulbs, I recommend staggering your planting every 2-3 years.
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#banefolk #wildleeks #wildleekseeds #ramps #rampseeds #seeds #seedsaving #wildseeds #seedharvest #foraging #wildharvesting #plantid #plantidentification #autumn #ottawavalley #madawaskavalley #ontariocanada #ontarioforaging
Wood nettle (Laportea canadensis) is one of my favorite Spring edibles! The leaves are rich in vitamins A and C, iron and protein. Medicinally, it has been used to reduce fever, aid in childbirth and as a natural diuretic. It’s a great antioxidant and can help regulate blood pressure. The stalks of the plants fibers have been used to make cordage, baskets and more. Nettles like partial shade, and can tolerate full. I most often find them in bottomlands (where I hunt for morels) or in moist hardwood forests. .
In the Spring, they rise up on a tall slender stalk, they have alternate oval serrated leaves. Gathering young wood nettles is easy, simply cut or break the nettle stalk at the top where it’s most tender. I use barehands but most find gloves are needed to protect against the itchy nettle. If you are ever bothered by it, yellow dock, jewelweed or even plantain will cut the itch when rubbed on the same area. .
It has the flavor of a sweet pea combined with young asparagus. I love it sautéed in the skillet as you would spinach. Alternatively, it’s amazing raw, and makes a delicious pesto. Simply combine nettle, olive oil, field garlic, and some salt in a food processor, and pulse until finely chopped and combined. Voila a delicious sauce to be tossed with pasta, served in a sandwich or anything else you’d like! When gathering large batches I blanch, then ice bath and freeze as I would other greens. .
Happy foraging friends!
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#stingingnettle #nettle #nettleleaf #nettleleaftea #nettles .
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training!
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Wood nettle (Laportea canadensis) is one of my favorite Spring edibles! The leaves are rich in vitamins A and C, iron and protein. Medicinally, it has been used to reduce fever, aid in childbirth and as a natural diuretic. It’s a great antioxidant and can help regulate blood pressure. The stalks of the plants fibers have been used to make cordage, baskets and more. Nettles like partial shade, and can tolerate full. I most often find them in bottomlands (where I hunt for morels) or in moist hardwood forests. .
In the Spring, they rise up on a tall slender stalk, they have alternate oval serrated leaves. Gathering young wood nettles is easy, simply cut or break the nettle stalk at the top where it’s most tender. I use barehands but most find gloves are needed to protect against the itchy nettle. If you are ever bothered by it, yellow dock, jewelweed or even plantain will cut the itch when rubbed on the same area. .
It has the flavor of a sweet pea combined with young asparagus. I love it sautéed in the skillet as you would spinach. Alternatively, it’s amazing raw, and makes a delicious pesto. Simply combine nettle, olive oil, field garlic, and some salt in a food processor, and pulse until finely chopped and combined. Voila a delicious sauce to be tossed with pasta, served in a sandwich or anything else you’d like! When gathering large batches I blanch, then ice bath and freeze as I would other greens. .
Happy foraging friends!
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#stingingnettle #nettle #nettleleaf #nettleleaftea #nettles .
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training!
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Yesterday we spent the entire day outside harvesting and making coiled baskets in THE best of company. There’s something special about a gathering of women sharing, making, listening, supporting...you get it. 💫
Thank you @katiegrovestudios for providing us with this wonderful opportunity and for another lesson in wild basketry.  Thank you @rigmorberntsen for opening up your home and land to us, it was wonderful to finally met you!
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 #wildcrafting #slowmade #wildharvesting #basketry #wildgrasses #traditionalcrafting #coiling #fallingdowntherabbithole #alwayslearning #coiledbaskets
Yesterday we spent the entire day outside harvesting and making coiled baskets in THE best of company. There’s something special about a gathering of women sharing, making, listening, supporting...you get it. 💫
Thank you @katiegrovestudios for providing us with this wonderful opportunity and for another lesson in wild basketry. Thank you @rigmorberntsen for opening up your home and land to us, it was wonderful to finally met you!
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#wildcrafting #slowmade #wildharvesting #basketry #wildgrasses #traditionalcrafting #coiling #fallingdowntherabbithole #alwayslearning #coiledbaskets
Leonarus cardiaca or motherwort - Its names do a fine job of alluding to its uses. Got a guess as to what it might be indicated for?
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We just harvested the last batch for the year and man, did I revel in carrying a LARGE bundle of this.
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This plant has an amazing ability to calm a nervous heart and it steps into that deep need we have for idillic "mothering".
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It's alkaloids have a vasodilating action reducing constriction in the capillaries and helping the heart to be relaxed in it's onward journey as it pumps us through life's ups and downs.
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The more I learn about heart rate variability, my own heart- through tracking- and the research the more I am amazed at how we must care for our emotional heart so that our physical heart many be at peace.
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A few drops of Leonarus tincture and I am reminded of what a full and open heart feels like. Like a great big hug.
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It is in the mint family and in *quite* bitter.
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You can find motherwort in our Cray-Cray Away Formula
and our soon to be launched *NEW FORMULAS*
Acute Anxiety and Cool Your Jets (menopause support).
https://squareup.com/…/it…/cray-cray-away-formerly-super-mom
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If you want to embark upon some deep learning in our hands-on classes then please check out our upcoming 10 Week Medicine Making Intensive!
https://www.deeprootsapothekeandclinic.com/medicine-making-…
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(Leonarus cardiaca)
Photo © Cameron Strouss
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*Please research any new herb and consult your health care providers for possible drug/herb contraindications and precautions before ingesting. Be sure of your identification before ingesting any plant or mushroom.
#motherwort #wildharvesting #craycray #openheart #peace #herbalism #herbs #clinicalherbalism #clinicalherbalist #mothering #loveyourmother #hugs #craycrayaway #herbschool #medicinemaking #medicinemakingworkshop
Leonarus cardiaca or motherwort - Its names do a fine job of alluding to its uses. Got a guess as to what it might be indicated for?
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We just harvested the last batch for the year and man, did I revel in carrying a LARGE bundle of this.
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This plant has an amazing ability to calm a nervous heart and it steps into that deep need we have for idillic "mothering".
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It's alkaloids have a vasodilating action reducing constriction in the capillaries and helping the heart to be relaxed in it's onward journey as it pumps us through life's ups and downs.
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The more I learn about heart rate variability, my own heart- through tracking- and the research the more I am amazed at how we must care for our emotional heart so that our physical heart many be at peace.
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A few drops of Leonarus tincture and I am reminded of what a full and open heart feels like. Like a great big hug.
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It is in the mint family and in *quite* bitter.
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You can find motherwort in our Cray-Cray Away Formula
and our soon to be launched *NEW FORMULAS*
Acute Anxiety and Cool Your Jets (menopause support).
https://squareup.com/…/it…/cray-cray-away-formerly-super-mom
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If you want to embark upon some deep learning in our hands-on classes then please check out our upcoming 10 Week Medicine Making Intensive!
https://www.deeprootsapothekeandclinic.com/medicine-making-…
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(Leonarus cardiaca)
Photo © Cameron Strouss
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*Please research any new herb and consult your health care providers for possible drug/herb contraindications and precautions before ingesting. Be sure of your identification before ingesting any plant or mushroom.
#motherwort #wildharvesting #craycray #openheart #peace #herbalism #herbs #clinicalherbalism #clinicalherbalist #mothering #loveyourmother #hugs #craycrayaway #herbschool #medicinemaking #medicinemakingworkshop
Spiderwort (Commelinaceae) is both food and medicine. Young leaves can be tossed into salads, or stir-fry. Older leaves can be used for soup, or steeped in tea. Flower stalks cook up like asparagus. The bright flowers can be tossed on top of a salad, eaten raw, candied, infused in honey or vinegars. The seeds are edible as well, I’ve read accounts that the Natives roasted them and ground them into a powder. You’ll find it in glades, prairies and many of your neighbors yards as landscaping. Bees love them, so they are excellent additions to your yard or garden! .
Happy foraging friends!
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training!
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Spiderwort (Commelinaceae) is both food and medicine. Young leaves can be tossed into salads, or stir-fry. Older leaves can be used for soup, or steeped in tea. Flower stalks cook up like asparagus. The bright flowers can be tossed on top of a salad, eaten raw, candied, infused in honey or vinegars. The seeds are edible as well, I’ve read accounts that the Natives roasted them and ground them into a powder. You’ll find it in glades, prairies and many of your neighbors yards as landscaping. Bees love them, so they are excellent additions to your yard or garden! .
Happy foraging friends!
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training!
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Today’s treasure was wild oyster mushrooms on fallen maple trees. Yum!
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Spring is a great time to forage for Cleavers aka biddi bids. You may recognise these 'weedy' looking plants as the ones that dry out in late summer and get stuck to your cat's fur, or you may have a wild patch of them out in the backyard. Don't rip these out thinking they are an annyoying weed, cleavers are medicinal gold for cleansing your lymph nodes! Cleavers grow in shady, damp corners and are best harvested with scissors, snip off close to the base, leaving the roots in tact and they will grow back.

Cleavers ( Galium aparine )are most well known for their diuretic, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties, particularly their ability to cleanse the lymph nodes and to cleanse the blood. Cleaver tea is often used as a remedy for swollen glands, tonsillitis, or any other sickness that would benefit from lymphatic drainage support like respiratory infections. It's great for treating urinary or bladder infections given it's diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.

My favorite way to consume cleavers is to put a handful of the leaves into a jug of cold water. Leave on the bench overnight. In the morning strain and then drink the infused liquid throughout the day, you'll be getting all the goodness of the vitamins and minerals in cleavers. It has a very pleasant cucumber/banana like flavor and is really lovely cooled.  Alternately you can make into a tea, or cook the greens like spinach. I find them a bit too scratchy in my mouth to eat raw, unless you pick the very young tips.

Apparently the seeds make a good coffee substitute (and the plant is in fact related to the coffee plant) - but I've never tried this, I'd love to hear if you have?? Cleaver coffee anyone?

Cleavers are one of my favorite medicinal weeds to forage and one that I cover in my edible weed foraging workshops. 
I found these luscious cleavers at the Ceres Environment Park in Brunswick Melbourne,  woah, that place is amazing,  so much gardening and sustainability inspiration. I loved that they gather the rain water runoff from the carpark and filter it through reed beds before reusing the water. Such a great place to spend a day and chill out in some luscious permaculture gardens. X
Spring is a great time to forage for Cleavers aka biddi bids. You may recognise these 'weedy' looking plants as the ones that dry out in late summer and get stuck to your cat's fur, or you may have a wild patch of them out in the backyard. Don't rip these out thinking they are an annyoying weed, cleavers are medicinal gold for cleansing your lymph nodes! Cleavers grow in shady, damp corners and are best harvested with scissors, snip off close to the base, leaving the roots in tact and they will grow back.

Cleavers ( Galium aparine )are most well known for their diuretic, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties, particularly their ability to cleanse the lymph nodes and to cleanse the blood. Cleaver tea is often used as a remedy for swollen glands, tonsillitis, or any other sickness that would benefit from lymphatic drainage support like respiratory infections. It's great for treating urinary or bladder infections given it's diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.

My favorite way to consume cleavers is to put a handful of the leaves into a jug of cold water. Leave on the bench overnight. In the morning strain and then drink the infused liquid throughout the day, you'll be getting all the goodness of the vitamins and minerals in cleavers. It has a very pleasant cucumber/banana like flavor and is really lovely cooled.  Alternately you can make into a tea, or cook the greens like spinach. I find them a bit too scratchy in my mouth to eat raw, unless you pick the very young tips.

Apparently the seeds make a good coffee substitute (and the plant is in fact related to the coffee plant) - but I've never tried this, I'd love to hear if you have?? Cleaver coffee anyone?

Cleavers are one of my favorite medicinal weeds to forage and one that I cover in my edible weed foraging workshops.
I found these luscious cleavers at the Ceres Environment Park in Brunswick Melbourne, woah, that place is amazing, so much gardening and sustainability inspiration. I loved that they gather the rain water runoff from the carpark and filter it through reed beds before reusing the water. Such a great place to spend a day and chill out in some luscious permaculture gardens. X
Our Wednesday night group ride involved a search for cactus fruit jackpots. @ahigdon81 couldn’t stop plucking yet there are still plenty left out there for the coyotes and bears... #wildharvesting #cactusfruitjuice #cactusfruitforbreakfast
Our Wednesday night group ride involved a search for cactus fruit jackpots. @ahigdon81 couldn’t stop plucking yet there are still plenty left out there for the coyotes and bears... #wildharvesting #cactusfruitjuice #cactusfruitforbreakfast
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."⠀
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Do you think John Muir had blackberries in mind when he said that?⠀
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Maybe not, but Avalynn Hunt sure did as she learned about wild harvesting and field to table as part of her homeschooling lessons at the Offield Family Working Forest Reserve. ⠀
Either way...the moral of the story? Get outside! Nature has so much to offer.⠀
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#ltcpreserves #ltconservancy #protectingthenorthcountry #wildharvesting #naturetherapy #johnmuir #blackberries #foraging #homeschool
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."⠀

Do you think John Muir had blackberries in mind when he said that?⠀

Maybe not, but Avalynn Hunt sure did as she learned about wild harvesting and field to table as part of her homeschooling lessons at the Offield Family Working Forest Reserve. ⠀
Either way...the moral of the story? Get outside! Nature has so much to offer.⠀

#ltcpreserves #ltconservancy #protectingthenorthcountry #wildharvesting #naturetherapy #johnmuir #blackberries #foraging #homeschool
Usnea 🖤 going back to this spot tomorrow for an early morning hike with my lover.
#fridayhikes
#coloradobeauty
#usnea
#plantwalk
#wildharvesting 
#forage 
#wildfood
#naturewalk
#witchinthewoods
Usnea 🖤 going back to this spot tomorrow for an early morning hike with my lover.
#fridayhikes
#coloradobeauty
#usnea
#plantwalk
#wildharvesting
#forage
#wildfood
#naturewalk
#witchinthewoods
I've got my Roots... they run deep in this work... so I am told any way... by dreams, forgotten memories, and waking run-ins with sorts of ancestors... this guy right here... another favorite gather of fall harvest.  All through spring her sunny blossoms soak up the sun, go to seed quickly and float away in the warm winds of summer... her medicine is all throughout... edible flowers and useful leaves our Aarow Leaf Balsam is a staple to Wyoming photographs, mountain panoramas, and the wild medicinal scene of Western Based Herbalism... Balsam has a tap root that never ceases to amaze me... but, generally speaking, unless upon accident... I leave most of the root when harvesting to maintain growth from the plant.  Her bark is tough, and fall sap is thick... she so much reminds me of a tree... and like a tree is very slow growing so knowing how, when and what to harvest from the wild is a vital component of her continued, thriving growth here in the Rocky Mountains... I know most of you know her well... have you nibbled on her flowers?  Or used her leaf in tea?  For a hint of her actions and use as a medicinal... read on... our original Ranchers would add this leaf to the late fall and winter silage for cattle... it kept the winter coughs at bay... do you have an idea of her powerful properties...?
I've got my Roots... they run deep in this work... so I am told any way... by dreams, forgotten memories, and waking run-ins with sorts of ancestors... this guy right here... another favorite gather of fall harvest. All through spring her sunny blossoms soak up the sun, go to seed quickly and float away in the warm winds of summer... her medicine is all throughout... edible flowers and useful leaves our Aarow Leaf Balsam is a staple to Wyoming photographs, mountain panoramas, and the wild medicinal scene of Western Based Herbalism... Balsam has a tap root that never ceases to amaze me... but, generally speaking, unless upon accident... I leave most of the root when harvesting to maintain growth from the plant. Her bark is tough, and fall sap is thick... she so much reminds me of a tree... and like a tree is very slow growing so knowing how, when and what to harvest from the wild is a vital component of her continued, thriving growth here in the Rocky Mountains... I know most of you know her well... have you nibbled on her flowers? Or used her leaf in tea? For a hint of her actions and use as a medicinal... read on... our original Ranchers would add this leaf to the late fall and winter silage for cattle... it kept the winter coughs at bay... do you have an idea of her powerful properties...?
Japanese honeysuckle (L.japonica) has been used as medicine for thousands of years in Asia. It’s a non-native very common invasive plant found all over North America that’s both edible and medicinal. It is high in calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The leaves can be parboiled and eaten as a vegetable, although they lack flavor. The edible buds and flowers can be made made into a syrup, or jelly. I also dry the flowers to use in tea year around. .
The berries are NOT edible. .
Medicinally: Its a VERY sustainable alternative to Goldenseal. The flowers are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and have at least 12 antiviral compounds. The flowers have also been used to lower blood pressure, or as an external wash. A decoction made using the stems treats rheumatoid arthritis. I love to cover the fresh blossoms and a few leaves in Brandy and allow it to infuse for a couple of months. Not only will it work as an antiviral tincture during cold and flu season, it doubles as a cordial. .
Happy foraging and harvesting friends!
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training!
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Japanese honeysuckle (L.japonica) has been used as medicine for thousands of years in Asia. It’s a non-native very common invasive plant found all over North America that’s both edible and medicinal. It is high in calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The leaves can be parboiled and eaten as a vegetable, although they lack flavor. The edible buds and flowers can be made made into a syrup, or jelly. I also dry the flowers to use in tea year around. .
The berries are NOT edible. .
Medicinally: Its a VERY sustainable alternative to Goldenseal. The flowers are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and have at least 12 antiviral compounds. The flowers have also been used to lower blood pressure, or as an external wash. A decoction made using the stems treats rheumatoid arthritis. I love to cover the fresh blossoms and a few leaves in Brandy and allow it to infuse for a couple of months. Not only will it work as an antiviral tincture during cold and flu season, it doubles as a cordial. .
Happy foraging and harvesting friends!
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training!
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been used in field medicine for thousands of years. The plants are in bloom right now making them easy to find in fields and fencerows. Yarrow is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. When ground into a powder it makes an excellent styptic (helps clot blood). This is a plant I always keep it on hand in my glove box, trail bag and cooler when floating. I've witnessed it's magic more than once in deep cuts, canker sores and insect bites. I harvest the whole stem, always leaving enough plants behind to reproduce. You can use the leaves fresh as a culinary herb. I also will rub the leave on my skin to ward off mosquitos in the forest. I dry the flowers for use as a fever reducing tea, the stems for skewers, the leaves for use in salves, and styptic powder. .
Happy gathering friends!
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#yarrow #achillesmillefolium
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training!
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been used in field medicine for thousands of years. The plants are in bloom right now making them easy to find in fields and fencerows. Yarrow is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. When ground into a powder it makes an excellent styptic (helps clot blood). This is a plant I always keep it on hand in my glove box, trail bag and cooler when floating. I've witnessed it's magic more than once in deep cuts, canker sores and insect bites. I harvest the whole stem, always leaving enough plants behind to reproduce. You can use the leaves fresh as a culinary herb. I also will rub the leave on my skin to ward off mosquitos in the forest. I dry the flowers for use as a fever reducing tea, the stems for skewers, the leaves for use in salves, and styptic powder. .
Happy gathering friends!
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#yarrow #achillesmillefolium
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If you’re interested in taking your herbal knowledge to the next level. Visit @sigma3_wildcrafting for details on herbal training!
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#wildcrafting #wildcrafter #foraging #forager #eattheweeds #wildfoodlove #wildfoods #forestmedicine #medicinalplants #edibleplants #mushrooms #mycology #plantmedicine #wildedibles #earthmedicine #wildharvesting #rewild #wildcraft #foragingforfood #wildfood #wildfoods #plantmedicine #wildplants #edibleplants #medicinalplants
Symbols of • resilience • independence • strength • self-reliance • boundaries • gathering • healing • communion • the old ways • a wild woman ✨ it’s very rare that you’ll catch me without my knife and a little bundle of harvested treasures while wandering in the wild 🔪🌿
Symbols of • resilience • independence • strength • self-reliance • boundaries • gathering • healing • communion • the old ways • a wild woman ✨ it’s very rare that you’ll catch me without my knife and a little bundle of harvested treasures while wandering in the wild 🔪🌿
Olive tree! 
#wildharvesting #urbanforaging #seedsaving
MULLEIN • Verbascum thapsus •🌿
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Most often talked about as a respiratory remedy, an expectorant using the soft light green leaves. .
It never completely made sense to me a lung plant stimulating an effective cough yet also relaxing. When I started learning and using the roots for medicine it started to come clear. .
The roots are moistening increasing synovial fluid inside the joints, relaxing to the muscles around a stiff joint and calming to the nervous system. .
When you look at tissue states it is perfect for a hot/dry/tense system. Weather this is  a hot dry environment in the lungs or tense, inflamed joint. .
The leaves & roots have different system affinities in the body (leaves/lungs & roots/joints) but similar actions of being relaxing, cooling and moistening. 🌿
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#mullein #mulleinroot #pnw #pnwplants #nativeplants #lungremedy #jointremeday #herbalism #herbalist #herbalmedicine #traditionalmedicine #rootharvest #roots #harvestseason #medicinalroots #medicinemaking #tinctures #medicinalplants #plants #plantmedicine #wildcrafting #wildharvesting #wildharvest #fallseason
MULLEIN • Verbascum thapsus •🌿
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Most often talked about as a respiratory remedy, an expectorant using the soft light green leaves. .
It never completely made sense to me a lung plant stimulating an effective cough yet also relaxing. When I started learning and using the roots for medicine it started to come clear. .
The roots are moistening increasing synovial fluid inside the joints, relaxing to the muscles around a stiff joint and calming to the nervous system. .
When you look at tissue states it is perfect for a hot/dry/tense system. Weather this is a hot dry environment in the lungs or tense, inflamed joint. .
The leaves & roots have different system affinities in the body (leaves/lungs & roots/joints) but similar actions of being relaxing, cooling and moistening. 🌿
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#mullein #mulleinroot #pnw #pnwplants #nativeplants #lungremedy #jointremeday #herbalism #herbalist #herbalmedicine #traditionalmedicine #rootharvest #roots #harvestseason #medicinalroots #medicinemaking #tinctures #medicinalplants #plants #plantmedicine #wildcrafting #wildharvesting #wildharvest #fallseason
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