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Heres a look at one of my favorite medicinal mushrooms, Chaga, or Inonotus obliquus. Of the several species in the Innotus genus, this is the one in which most is known about. Chaga comes predominantly off of yellow, and white … Continue reading
Return to Nature Foragemobile Van Update – November 2016: Blessings brothers and sisters! Heres an update from my progress with crowd funding for a Foraging and Herbalism School on Wheels. This past few weeks, I have been so inundated … Continue reading
Chicken of the woods is an easily identifiable and safe mushroom to start your mushroom seeking adventures.
Hey Foraging Friends! Foraging the East Coast Continues with another weekend of Princeton Classes. This weekends upcoming classes includes Foraging for Wild Plants and Mushrooms – Princeton NJ this Saturday, and The Yoga of Plants: Ayurveda, Alchemy, and Herbalism – Princeton, NJ … Continue reading
Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a controversial but medicinal and sometimes edible plant, depending on how correctly it is prepared. This plant can be VERY poisonous and shows up often where people don’t want it to grow, BUT, it has every … Continue reading
Here’s a look from the “Yoga of Plants” workshop at The Inner Warrior in Loiusville, KY, where I gave a talk on determining constitutions of wild herbs by taste based on Ayurvedic constitutional principles and webcasted it live on the … Continue reading
Today we went exploring one of my favorite patches of wineberries. Said to be an invasive plant, I encourage everyone to cross compare that with the idea of shipping the equivalent berry from across the US or even worse, foreign … Continue reading
Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia humifusa) is surprisingly an incredible edible food.
You may even have it growing on your property, but may have not realized all of its virtues as a food and medicine. In this article I’ll be discussing some of the aspects of this special cactus, which is the only native cactus of the northeastern United States.
Once properly identified and harvested from a wholesome area, then dried, and powdered in a coffee grinder, one can consume ½-1 tsp of horsetail powder as a daily tonic by adding a little hot water daily of to strengthen bones, nails, and hair. It has a cumulative effects and differences will be seen over a few weeks to a month.
Hey plant lovers! We are just a few weeks away until we start the spring Return To Nature teaching season with the Spring Foraging and Herbalism Retreat at Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY. In it I’ll be covering plant identification, … Continue reading