Foraging plants for the digestive system

Foraging plants for the digestive system to help reclaim your health autonomy. Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are very common these days in ‘Westernised’ societies. By foraging plants for the digestive system we can begin to take back control over our health, through simple lifestyle adjustments and the inclusion of a few select edible and…

Foraging Shepherd’s purse

Foraging for Shepherd’s purse in the UK Capsella bursa-pastoris – Shepherd’s purse Brassicaceae Shepherd’s purse is a remarkable edible and medicinal herb in many ways.  This plant grows quickly in numerous settings, so that with sharp eyes, we can generally find it all year round. Shepherds purse is the only member of the genus Capsella and…

Foraging Lime trees

Foraging Lime trees, for food and medicine Tilia cordata / T. Platyphyllus /  T.vulgaris   (small-leaved lime / large-leaved lime / common lime) Lime / Linden Tiliacea family. What’s not to love about foraging Lime trees? One of the highlights of my year is spring when I go foraging for lime trees in blossom. These highly…

Foraging Meadowsweet in summer

Foraging meadowsweet in the summer, for medicine and food Filipendula ulmaria – Meadowsweet Rosaceae family For thousands of years, foraging meadowsweet has been a summer activity in these islands, and suddenly became big business in the mid 1800’s. Meadowsweet is undeniably one of the most valuable medicine plants we have on these isles. I can only imagine…

Reclaim Health Autonomy!

Forage for cardio-vascular herbs and reclaim your health. An occasional series of foraging for health autonomy begins with herbs that benefit your cardio-vascular system. In case you were wondering…I’m no Medicinal Herbalist, but I am qualified in medicinal horticulture, including plant chemistry, plant constituents, and their actions.  “A physician is one who pours drugs of…

What is edible anyway?

Edible wild plants from a kitchen and cooking  perspective… On my own journey of discovery with wild plants, I’ve come to know that the answer to the question “What is edible anyway?”  can often be purely in the creative hands of the forager. A discussion on poisonous plants was previously posted here. When beginning to learn…

A Wild Weekend in West Wales!

Fancy a wild weekend in the gorgeous Pembroke peninsula, where you can indulge in a range of wild plant workshops, fungi forays, bushcraft skills, wild food cookery and plant dyes and dyeing workshops, while enjoying a comfortable glamping setup, located just a few miles from the beach? You do? Then read on! This September, from…