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Herbal Actions Series

Alteratives: The Path to Balance in the Body Alteratives are both, most important but, equally vague.  Generally speaking, they help the body eliminate and detoxify different systems.  Now, most people know that the body works regularly to detoxify the body of external toxins, such as, pesticides, chemicals and other environmental toxins.  However, alteratives also eliminate […]

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Native Harvests: Lambs Quarter (Chenopodium Album)

Lambs quarter is one of the most common garden and backyard weeds. Don’t let its commonplace fool you, this plant is a force to be reckoned with. It is one of THE most nutrient dense wild foods available, even out performing many common vegetables in both vitamin and mineral content. With high levels of phosphorous, […]

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Native Harvests: Wood Sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

Many of our common weeds and herbs are transplants from colonial settlements, but Oxalis Stricta, or common yellow wood sorrel is native to North America. It’s a beautiful summer plant often mistaken for clover. It grows to an average of 10 inches tall and enjoys partial shade. Has three heart shaped leaves and dainty five […]

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Elderflowers and their Many Uses

The majestic Elder has been held in high regard by many people’s for centuries as food and medicine. Most think of the berries but the flowers themselves have many benefits, and unlike the berries you don’t have to be so selective. The flowers can and have been used interchangeably. Elderflower pollen has natural yeast and […]

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Wild Foods: Raw Honey

Honey is a staple that deserves a place in both the pantry, and the medicine cabinet. Humans have been using it as food and medicine for 8,000 years. This makes it an old and trusted friend, however, not all honey is the same. Most people today are familiar with the pasteurized, and ultra filtered honey […]

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Native harvests: Orange Day Lilly, Hemerocallis fulva

Although the day Lilly is not native to North America it is naturalized and grows wild almost anywhere. It’s a great source of food, the tubers, fresh spring greens and the blossoms are all edible. My most recent meal used tubers and spring greens, so that’s what I’ll be focusing on. True lillies are toxic. […]