Medicinal Plants

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Phil Williams

Introduction to Elderberries

The Medicinal Powerhouse
Friday, July 15, 2016, 7:52 PM

I planted a couple of dozen elderberry trees two years ago. They’ve grown rapidly and produced tons of berries this summer. When I planted them, I read that they were a very good medicinal plant to have around and they were essentially maintenance and pest free. As a bonus they produce beautiful flowers and are beneficial to birds and pollinators. » Read more

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Feeling Queasy?

Ginger is the Best Remedy for Nausea
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:52 PM

A great article that discusses the many benefits of using ginger root to combat the feeling of nausea, upset stomach and as a digestive aide.  Fresh root is best but also having some in dried tea form works well too.  Keep in mind that organic ginger root can be planted in container pots and grown as a nice house plant.

http://readynutrition.com/resources/feeling-queasy-ginger-is-the-best-remedy-for-nausea_18082014/

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Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs

A great set of herbs to start growing in the garden
Friday, February 15, 2013, 4:29 PM

A list of the top 10 anti-inflammatory herbs to get started in your medicinal garden.  Plus they make a wonderful addition to your culinary garden.

http://www.easytogrowherbs.com/Top-10-Anti-Inflammatory-Herbs.html

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Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game

A cooperative board game
Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:34 PM

A fun game my kids got for the holidays that provides a lot of learning opportunities for the whole family.  Thanks to Adam's misfortune with poison oak and readers comments on cures, I actually new the best use for Jewelweed while playing the game. 

Here is the Amazon description: 

Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game is a cooperative board game that teaches edible and medicinal Plants. Wildcraft! teaches 25 important edible and medicinal plants and their uses in mostly first aid situations. (Wildcrafting is the harvesting of wild plants). Players learn about plants by connecting the icon on the challenge or "trouble" cards with the icons on the plant cards. If a player has a "burdock" card in their herb basket and draws a "hungry" card, then the player can turn the cards in and move to the next rest space. Though it is a cooperative game, there is plenty of strategy and drama as players travel up the mountain to the Huckleberry Patch and back to Grandma's before nightfall. The only way to get back safely is to help each other out. However, it's ok if you don't make it. Grandma will come and get you. :) Wildcraft! is a great introduction to the world of edible and medicinal herbs for children of ALL ages. It's a beautifully illustrated, nature based, educational, cooperative game created in the tradition of the classic board games. Kids love the "Chutes and Ladders" type of play.Wildcraft! features storytelling and fosters the imagination. It's one of the best natures games, being that it connects kids to nature. It's an herb game and an educational game. Wildcraft! includes a 20x20 inch game board, instructions, 4 player pieces, 52 plant cards, 52 trouble cards, 25 cooperative cards, and a spinner. It also comes with a downloadable story to enhance the story of the game. Wildcraft! is made in the U.S.A. and made with green materials. It was chosen one of the Top Natural Toys of 2008 by Mothering Magazine. One to four players, ages 4 to adult. No prior knowledge of plants or herbs is needed. No reading is required for younger players.

A great gift for the young people in your life: Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game, a cooperative board game

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Sage Plant by jspatchwork

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

Plant a pharmacological cornucopia
Monday, December 31, 2012, 6:46 PM

When planning out the new garden for the coming Spring, make sure to include some of these highly beneficial herbs and medicinal plants.

http://odyb.net/discoveries/27-medicinal-plants-worth-your-garden-space/