Althaea officinalis - the marshmallow plant...very interesting.  Used originally as a treatment for sore throats, for irritation of mucous membranes, as a gargle for mouth and throat ulcers, and to increase the flow of breast milk.  wow...who knew?

Althaea officinalis - the marshmallow plant...very interesting. Used originally as a treatment for sore throats, for irritation of mucous membranes, as a gargle for mouth and throat ulcers, and to increase the flow of breast milk. wow...who knew?

Curled Dock---   You can find curled dock in Europe, North America, South America, and Australia. It’s distinguished by a long, bright red stalk that can reach heights of three feet. You can eat the stalk raw or boiled. Just peel off the outer layers first. It’s recommend that you boil the leaves with several changes of water in order to remove its naturally bitter taste.

Curled Dock--- You can find curled dock in Europe, North America, South America, and Australia. It’s distinguished by a long, bright red stalk that can reach heights of three feet. You can eat the stalk raw or boiled. Just peel off the outer layers first. It’s recommend that you boil the leaves with several changes of water in order to remove its naturally bitter taste.

Feverfew / Tanacetum parthenium  Migraine prophylactic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilatory, antirheumatic, febrifuge, digestive bitter, anthelmintic, uterine stimulant

Feverfew / Tanacetum parthenium Migraine prophylactic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilatory, antirheumatic, febrifuge, digestive bitter, anthelmintic, uterine stimulant

From Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi; illustrated by Wendy Hollender.

From Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi; illustrated by Wendy Hollender.

The Best Herbs for Pain Relief—Lavender essential oil has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory chemicals; it can soothe the soul and alleviate pain.

The Best Herbs for Pain Relief—Lavender essential oil has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory chemicals; it can soothe the soul and alleviate pain.

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