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Wildcrafting 101: Wild Plants in Season Now

| 3/16/2017 4:42:00 PM

Shar Veda

Stinging Nettle

Hooray nettles! Do you know the sting is great for arthritis and can even prevent it? So touch it as much as you want as long you're not allergic. You can eat it raw too but squish it first to get the sting on your hand not in your mouth. Also lightly sautee it like spinach and/or make tea! Nettle is an absolute powerhouse that turns the body into a brickhouse with all of the following nutrients (plus some!)- SULFUR, CHLOROPHYLL, IRON, CALCIUM, VITAMIN A, B COMPLEX, K, PROTEIN, BORON, CHROMIUM, ZINC, SELENIUM, POTASSIUM. I picked this bunch around 8pm last night and my hands are still tingling!

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The white starflower featured below with her sister, dandelion, is amazing in spring salad or just as a raw food snack! Chickweed contains calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, silica, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin B-1, vitamin B-2, niacin, and vitamin C, protein and a lot of fiber. CHICKWEED is great juiced a spring flush and to eliminate fat cells. Check out this recipe by Susan Weed: “one ounce of dried herb (I weigh it) in a quart jar and fill it to the top with boiling water. I cap it tightly and wait for at least four hours, then strain and drink it, hot or cold, with honey or miso. What I don't consume right away, I store in the refrigerator. A quart a day is not too much to drink, but even two cups a day can help you shed those unwanted pounds.” Chickweed is also an amazing antecdote for bacterial infections, inflammation, even cysts because it so cooling and green. (

Dandelion Greens

Shown here with chickweed, dandelion greens are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B Complex, Calcium, and Iron. They are incredibly detoxifying and cleanse the liver. Harvest the greens and flowers from an un-trafficked area, and toss them in your next salad or eat as is. These plants are delicious and nutritious and ready to EAT NOW.

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