Herbal Remedies Tips and Links
I walk in my gardens on a July evening, admiring the lush green that abounds in midsummer. The bee balm is chest high and near blooming, the lavender, catnip, and oregano are in full flower; the sage, rosemary, thyme, and basil are growing tender new leaves almost daily; and the peppermint and lemon balm are spreading prodigiously.
5 Easy-To-Identify Edible Mushrooms For The Beginning Mushroom Hunter
In the world of foraging, few organisms conjure up fear and mystery more than mushrooms. Tell someone you harvest wild berries, and he thinks to himself what a great hobby. Tell another person you hunt wild mushrooms, and she fears for your life. "Aren't you scared?" "What if it's poisonous?" "I could never pick wild…
Foraging for Elderberries & Elderflowers: Identification, Look-alikes, & Uses
Elderberries (and elderflowers) are a wonderful edible and medicinal plant with many healing properties, uses, and benefits. They're an easy plan to identify and forage for. Learn all about foraging for elderberries and elderflowers, as well as their uses and properties in your herbalism and herbal medicine practice. #forage #foraging #elderberries #herbalism #herbalmedicine
How to Cook Hostas
How to Cook Hostas ~ The common backyard shade perennial also happens to be a tasty edible. They were once a wild foraged spring green, that we domesticated for our flower gardens. Hostas are commonly eaten in Japan, but when the crossed the ocean the recipes got lost in translation. Here's how to cook this common backyard perennial (or wild vegetable)...and spread the word, Hostas Are Edible!
Herb to Know: Wild Ginger
European settlers arriving in North America had to do without many of the comforts of home from the Old Country. In the case of gingerroot (Zingiber officinale), however, they found a substitute in the rhizomes of an unrelated plant that they dubbed wild or Indian ginger (Asarum canadense).
Foraging & Using Staghorn Sumac
Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) grows just about anywhere and everywhere all across the eastern part of the United States. All it needs is an abandoned field, highway median or roadside ditch and it's happy as