Are There Skunks in the Woods (or is it the season of the Willow? Newsletter features the harvesting of late winter/early spring bark as the sap is rising.
Second issue of From The Forest Newsletters. March/April 2001.
Article on Folk Ways with Dandelion Greens. Aside from the traditional Dandelion Greens, recipes include: Warm Camembert Croutes with Dandelion Greens and Red Currents and Dandelion Green Fettuccini.
Recommended Herbal Websites.
Herb of the Month: The Amazing Horsetail.
Time to Harvest Arrowleaf Balsamroot.
Poison Ivy is the single most common cause of allergic reactions in the United States. Each year 10 to 50 million Americans develop an allergic rash after contact with these poisonous plants. About 85 percent of all people will develop an allergic reaction when adequately exposed to Poison Ivy. You weren’t born with a sensitivity to Poison Ivy. Sensitivity develops after the first direct skin contact with the oil urushiol.
* Theories of Plant Therapies ~ Flower Essences ~* A Study of the Growing World of Alternative* Making and Using Flower Remedies* Using the Sun Method* Time To Harvest Alumroot* Book Review, Sacred Plant Medicine" Practice of Native American Herbalism by Stephen Harrod Bohner
* Welcoming Our Uninvited Guests
* Walk Gently, Harvest with Integrity* Plants in Our Area That are Sensitive and Should Not Be Harvested* Harvesting Check-List* We Are Responsible for Tending the Wild Plants
Main topics include: Time for Cottonwood Bud Harvesting; Recycling a Christmas Tree; The Neglected Alder
Article on Cottonwood Bud harvesting includes a recipe for Cottonwood Bud Salve.
Herb of the Month: The Neglected Alder. Includes recipe for Alder Eczema Salve.
Also includes short article It's Chokecherry Bark Season, plus recipe for Chokecherry Bark Cough Syrup.
Recycling a Christmas Tree article includes recipes for: Fir Salve, Soothing Spruce Syrup, Scotch Pine Needle Tea, and Scotch Pine Tar Soap.
Main Topics Include: The Mystical & Healing Turkey Tail; Let's Talk Morels; Embracing Quack Grass; Herb Of The Month ~ Arnica.
Third issue of From The Forest Newsletters. May/April 2001.
Article on the historical and modern day usage of Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail).
Aricle, Let's Talk Morels. Includes recipes for Morel Mushroom and Green Enchilada Sauce and Sauteed Morels with Cream.
Article, Embracing Quack Grass (Agropyron repens).
Herb of the Month: Arnica. Recipes include Arnica Lotion, Arnica Salve and Arnica Liniment.
Book Review: Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West by Michael Moore.
A list of great medicinal plant websites.
Also includes short article It's Time To Harvest Hawthorn Flowers.
Main topics include: The Healing Powers of St. John's Wort, plus Treating Cancer with Diet, Herbs and Positive Thinking.
Topic: The Natural Approach to Menopause ~ Mind, Body and Spirit
Mind ~ When did menopause become "unnatural" and how can we retrain our thoughts to a more healthy attitude towards menopause.
Body ~ What dietary changes do we need to make to ease our transition through menopause. What herbs and herbal formulas with help during hot flashes, heavy menses, bone density, etc. Booklet includes recipes for Strong Bones Vinegar and Herbal Hot Flash Formula.
Spirit ~ How do we reach individual spirituality and what roles should it play in the post-menopausal years.Herbs discussed include: Baneberry (Actaea rubra), Bunchberry (Cornus cacadensis), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), Huckleberry Bilberry (Vaccinium sp.), Nettles (Urtica sp.), Puccoon (Lithospermum ruderale), Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), Saint John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa pastoris), Trillium (Trillium ovatum), Valerian (Valeriana spp.), Western Pasque Flower (Anemone occidentalisis), Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), and Yarrow (Achillea millefolium).
Main Topics Include: Smallpox ~ How to treat an outbreak with herbs and nutrition.
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