Mountain States Medicinal Plants

Mountain States Medicinal Plants is an accessible introduction to finding and using wild plants for health and wellness. Beginners seeking reliable advice and experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information alike will delight in the plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instruction for essential herbal remedies, and seasonal foraging tips. This indispensable guide is for wildcrafters … Continue reading Mountain States Medicinal Plants

Sustainable Wild Collection Protects People, Plants, and Animals

Chances are, you’re deeply connected with wild plants and don’t even realize it. All of us in countless ways, whether we recognize it or not, are deeply connected to wild collecting. Wild plants, as the term suggests, aren’t grown on farms. Instead, they’re collected in meadows, forests and deserts. Since ancient times, they’ve served as … Continue reading Sustainable Wild Collection Protects People, Plants, and Animals

Connecting Our Children With Nature

We love seeing a child’s eyes light up with a sense of wonder. It’s there when they find a strange bug in the garden or learn how to climb a tree. Or when they’re asking an endless stream of questions that leave us curious about our own responses. Connection to nature often starts with this … Continue reading Connecting Our Children With Nature

The Forager’s: Skunkbush Profile

Rhus trilobata Also, Known As: Aromatic Sumac Basketbush Fragrant Sumac Ill-scented Sumac Scented Sumac Skunkbush Skunkbush Sumac Squawbush Skunkbush (scientific name Rhus trilobata) is a low-growing, bushy shrub belonging to the sumac genus. Also known as sour berry or three-leaf sumac, it grows up to a height of anything between 2 feet and 6 feet. … Continue reading The Forager’s: Skunkbush Profile

Review of Bacopa for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) aerial plant extract is also known as Brahmi in India. The plant grows six inches to three feet tall near freshwater aquatic sites and has oblong leaves and purple flowers. The entire plant and roots are used medicinally. In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa is used for memory improvement (decreasing forgetfulness, not increasing … Continue reading Review of Bacopa for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Anti-Inflammatory Plants: Plants That Stimulate Cortisone Production

Natural Remedies Natural Remedies for Inflammation (Healing Arts Press, 2014), by Christopher Vasey contains valuable information about treating inflammation naturally. The book examines over 50 of the most common inflammation-related illnesses and explains which medicinal plant or food supplement is best suited to ease the symptoms and help the body heal. The following excerpt is from … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Plants: Plants That Stimulate Cortisone Production