Weeds You Can Eat : harvesting fennel (even the pollen!) for its light anise flavor

Weeds You Can Eat : harvesting fennel (even the pollen!) for its light anise flavor

Good for detoxifying system from poisonous congestion. Stimulates metabolism and useful for medication of undernourished. Helps the lymphatic glands, spleen and especially thyroid glands. Helps in har

Good for detoxifying system from poisonous congestion. Stimulates metabolism and useful for medication of undernourished. Helps the lymphatic glands, spleen and especially thyroid glands. Helps in har

Amaranth (pigweed) Leaves are high in vit. C. Tender leaves can be cooked for 10-15 min., or added to salads. Leaves of some species can be unpalatable, so it is a good idea to sample the leaves before you gather a large quantity.    The numerous tiny black seeds are highly nutritious. They are high in protein, and contain vitamins E, and B complex. they can be mixed 1 part seed to 2 parts water, brought to a boil, covered, and simmered for about 25 minutes, or until the water has been…

Amaranth (pigweed) Leaves are high in vit. C. Tender leaves can be cooked for 10-15 min., or added to salads. Leaves of some species can be unpalatable, so it is a good idea to sample the leaves before you gather a large quantity. The numerous tiny black seeds are highly nutritious. They are high in protein, and contain vitamins E, and B complex. they can be mixed 1 part seed to 2 parts water, brought to a boil, covered, and simmered for about 25 minutes, or until the water has been…

A great list of common plants that resemble edibles but are actually non-edible, toxic or deadly

A great list of common plants that resemble edibles but are actually non-edible, toxic or deadly

Mayapple  (Podophyllum peltatum) - The ripe fruit can be eaten raw, cooked, or made into a jam or jelly. It can also be used to make a lemonade-like drink.  Native Americans and early settlers used the root as a strong purgative, "liver cleaner", emetic, and worm expeller. Also used to treat jaundice, constipation, hepatitis, fevers, and syphilis. Also used to treat genital warts, herpes, influenza, and vaccinia viruses. The compound Podophyllotoxin has anti-cancer and antimalarial…

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) - The ripe fruit can be eaten raw, cooked, or made into a jam or jelly. It can also be used to make a lemonade-like drink. Native Americans and early settlers used the root as a strong purgative, "liver cleaner", emetic, and worm expeller. Also used to treat jaundice, constipation, hepatitis, fevers, and syphilis. Also used to treat genital warts, herpes, influenza, and vaccinia viruses. The compound Podophyllotoxin has anti-cancer and antimalarial…

"Ramps, A. tricoccum, (try-KOK-um) right, are also in the onion family, and very common in Appalachia. Farther north they are called “wild leeks.”  Unlike onions and garlic, ramps have wide leaves but are used the same way." I"ve dug plenty of these!

"Ramps, A. tricoccum, (try-KOK-um) right, are also in the onion family, and very common in Appalachia. Farther north they are called “wild leeks.” Unlike onions and garlic, ramps have wide leaves but are used the same way." I"ve dug plenty of these!

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