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You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn. However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested.

Little Weed-Most Useful Medicines. We are talking about the herb, plantain; that is quite often mistaken as a weed. You would have seen in your yard and ignored it. You might have even gone to the extent of eliminating it from your garden.

Purslane - A nutritious edible weed

Purslane: A Nutritious and Edible Weed

Purslane - we call it a weed. This web page brings you purslane facts and purslane recipes to bolster your appreciation of this virtuous wild plant. A nutritious edible weed absolutely delicious when mixed with yogurt and garlic!

Lactuca serriola - Prickly Lettuce - Edible Weeds and Bush Tucker Plant Foods

Lactuca serriola - Prickly Lettuce - Milk Thistle, Edible Weeds in Australia. The milky sap from this plant cures warts. Just dab the sap from a cut off stem or leaf onto the wart times a day for a week or so,and they will go away.

Useful Weed: Plantain - Homespun Seasonal Living

Useful Weed: Plantain

Mullein leaves have a moistening, lubricating effect on the synovial membranes… so that it is hydrating to the spine and joints. It is often indicated in back injuries or a “kink in the back”. People think they are untreatable and incurable, but an increase the synovial fluids will make the spine more pliable and comfortable. The vertebra will slip back into place more readily, pain and inflammation will decrease and the condition will get better. Use the root as tea or a few drops of…

Mullein – Medicinal Uses & Preparations – Herbs & Owls :: Medicinal Herbs & Herbal Remedies

Pineapple Weeds. The buds taste like...Pineapple :)

Wild "Pineapple Weed" Chamomile ~ heals bonds or issues between mother and child, helps us maintain a calm awareness of ourselves and our surroundings so that we can remain free from injury and risk, promotes harmony between humans and mother earth.

Galium aparine - Cleavers or Lady's Bedstraw - Edible Weed. Sort of like velcro. It sticks and pulls due to small hairs. Leaves can be cooked and the seed pods can be roasted.

Galium aparine - Cleavers - Edible Weeds and Bush Tucker Plant Foods Cleavers is and easy weed to learn to identify, due to the distinctive shape of the leaves growing out from the stems. It has tiny white flowers with four petals

Pineapple weed flower s and leaves are a tasty finger food while hiking or toss in salads. Flowers can also be dried out and crushed so that it can be used as flour. As with chamomile, pineapple weed is very good as a tea. Pineapple weed flowers may become bitter by the time the plant blooms, but are still good to eat.

Pineapple weed flower s and leaves are a tasty finger food while hiking or toss in salads. Flowers can also be dried out and crushed so that it can be used as flour. As with chamomile, pineapple weed is very good as a tea. Pineapple weed flowers may becom

lambsquarters- eating it as greens and as grain, high protein content in seeds. Link contains good info from Susan Weed.

lambsquarters, pigweed, young leaves eat in salads, adult leaves boil 30 min. eat, older plants had lots of seeds eat as a grain has high protein content. Link: Wise woman of Ezine by Susun Weed contains good info.

52 Plants in The Wild You Can Eat

Foraging: 52 Wild Plants You Can Eat: Here are a few common North American goodies that are safe to eat if you find yourself stuck in the wild.

Burdock Uses

Burdock: Uses. Plant related to the Dandelion and Echinacea family. The seeds, greens and roots were used by the ancient Greeks as a medicine to heal many common ailments. The root is mainly used in today’s Burdock health supplements.

10 Herbs That Heal  @CivJones Facebook55TwitterMore70 Source: Roman Slavik / Getty Here is a list of some of top healing herbs that may be in your cupboard:  1. Rosemary 2. Oregano 3. Dill 4. Cayenne  5. Cilantro 6. Mint 7. Curry Powder  8. Parsley 9. Basil   10. Ginger

* Don't overlook HERBS and SPICES as powerful natural remedies. Before you grab for that bottle of pills, try some of these natural elixirs * (a lot of tips on that site)