10 Common Weeds that Can Heal You / The ReadyBlog
This is a great graphic for 10 common weeds that heal you. Better yet, All of them can be found in your yard. They can be used to help heal sicknesses, burns, sores and other ailments. Check out our posts on food storage and other topics, and explore our huge selection of emergency supplies and
Herb to Know: Chicory
Through out the ages, chicory was used medicinally to reduce swelling, treat jaundice and calm fevers. This beneficial herb also helps with the liver and promotes the flow of bile.
Surprising Lambs Quarters - Veggie Gardening Tips
Many people see Lambs Quarters as nothing more than a common weed, never realizing that a tasty and nutritious green vegetable could be enjoyed, free for the picking. Lambs quarter, sometimes referred to as goosefoot for the shape of its leaves, is my favorite edible weed and is easy to recognize once you become familiar with it.
Mallows - A nutritious edible weed Yay! I don't have to worry about eradicating it now. I've always thought they were cute. Anything that stays green in this desert without any special care is a real treasure. And I have "stepables" without paying the high price. :)
Plantain has been used medicinally by Europeans for centuries. Herbals dating from the 1500's and 1600's are full of recipes and uses for plantain. It was considered to be almost a panacea - a cure-all, and a quick search shows that is has historically been recommended as a treatment for just about everything
Wild Lettuce - Sleep Aid and Pain Reliever - Weekly Weeder #24
Wild lettuce has a long history of use as a sleep aid and pain reliever. We share how identify and use wild lettuce, potential side effects, and how to get rid of it if it's taking over your garden.
dill weed (and other edible) flower arrangements
We've long been a fan of using the flowers and seed pods of farmer's market vegetables and herbs for our flower arrangements. But we hadn't thought of dill weed flowers until Terry Bordenave sent us an email: We subscribe to a new, small CSA in northern Vermont (Deep Earth Farm) and in one of our weekly baskets of produce, Josh & Isaac included a bunch of dill weed. After stripping off the leaves to use in a meal or two, I was left with these striking seed heads. They reminded me of…
Mama Knows Her Cocktails
I have discovered foraging, and have a new appreciation for some weeds. Especially when some of them taste absolutely delicious, and have big cocktail potential. Recently, Tama Matsuoka Wong was in Seattle at the Book Larder, sharing her book Foraged Flavor. She passed around plants that are usually found in meadows or weed patches rather than in our herb and vegetable gardens. Some I recognized, and some I had never paid much attention. I recognized this pineapple weed, which looks a lot…