Our property has an abundance of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica). If you’re not familiar with this powerhouse plant, Nettle is known to increase energy and nourish the skin, hair, nails, adrenal and lymphatic systems, digestive tract, liver, kidneys, gallbladder, and prostate. Those suffering from Continue reading “Wildcraft Wednesday – Nettle Seeds”
Month: June 2017
Medicinal Monday – Stinging Nettle
Ouch! If you’re a hiker, forager or outdoor enthusiast, you may have run into Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) and have the welts to show for it.
The plant has small hair-like stingers containing a compound called, Formic Acid, similar to the compounds found in some insect stings. For some folks, this amounts to minor skin irritation, lasting several hours, while others may experience Continue reading “Medicinal Monday – Stinging Nettle”
The fields and hills are a table constantly spread.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Isn’t that a lovely quote? Yet, I wonder how many of you truly understand it and how it relates to prepping. Continue reading “Foraging”