Now is a good time to go foraging for dandelions, nettles and other edible weeds. Here are a few easy ways to use your wildcrafted herbs at home.
Foraging is a great way to learn more about the herbs and edible weeds that grow in your area.
Edible weeds are essentially free, nutritious food that might even grow right on your doorstep.
This is the best method for delicate herbs that would lose some of their flavor and quality in hot infusions: herbs such as lemon balm or lemon verbena, and many flowers.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has been considered a sacred herb in many cultures. It grows wild in many parts of the world, but you can also plant this valuable medicinal herb in your own herb garden. Both leaves and flowers are edible, although flowers are more often used for herbal remedies. The easiest way to use […]
Many plants that are considered garden weeds are packed with nutrition. In fact, many also have medicinal properties and are great for DIY herbal infusions and tea blends. When picking wildcrafted herbs, pick from non-polluted areas – avoid busy roads or areas where chemical fertilizers have been used. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) You can use all […]
I make my own homemade tea blend to relieve menstrual problems, such as period pain and heavy period. I use the following four herbs that are easily found around where my parents live. They are all used traditionally in my native country (Finland) as natural remedies for women and to relieve “women’s problems.” If you […]
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a valuable plant in cooking and in home herbal remedies. All parts of dandelion are usable: flowers, leaves and roots. Dandelion is a blood cleanser and good for the liver, and a great addition to homemade spring detox tea blends.
I’m not a big fan of expensive detox packages, but this infusion is homemade. You might even find all the ingredients in your garden. I use this simple blend in the spring as a DIY liver cleanse/detox. I usually make my herbal infusions with fresh dandelion, nettle,and birch, but I also dry some […]
The humble stinging nettle is one of the most vitamin and mineral rich wild herbs. Nettles are high in vitamins, especially C and E, and several minerals including iron. They grow in abundance and are easy to find – too easy in many gardens. Instead of treating nettles as weeds, pick some and use them […]