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Arnica as a First Aid Medicine

Arnica has a long history of use for injuries wherever it grows. It has a long history of use by Native Americans. Many of the ways it is currently employed are derived from European traditions, where it is still commonly used. Our current usage is very similar to its historical use for injuries. Arnica has historically and traditionally been used

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The Forager’s: Foraging for Summertime Herbs

Go beyond the confines of the garden and into the wild to find some of nature’s most valuable medicine. Summer is the perfect time to stock up on nature’s healing gifts. But all too often we walk right by these treasures, not recognizing them as valuable plants. Learning how to identify and then use a variety of edible and medicinal

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Sustainable Harvest of Wild Plant Populations

Introduction Harvesting plant resources from wild populations have a number of benefits. For many medicinal and aromatic species, wild material is thought to be qualitatively superior to cultivated stock because plants that grow in natural, more adverse environments typically produce increased amounts of secondary metabolites.1 Wild-harvested plants frequently provide an important source of income for local communities, and can also offer

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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. This shrub is found growing

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