Wild edibles have more nutrients, and particularly more minerals than the tamer stuff of supermarkets. They let us taste the seasons in the most literal, deepest way we can. They also help us minimize our reliance on large agro-business and on food brought from great distances at considerable cost to the environment.
Wildcrafted herbs connect us to our environment and let plants support us with mechanisms they have developed in response to the same environmental challenges that we ourselves face. Herbal products that we make ourselves offer greater control over our bodies and a greater appreciation for natural bounty.
When we look at the world through new eyes, eyes that see common weeds and plants as beneficial both nutritionally and for our wellbeing, we began to understand some of nature’s great mysteries. We enter into a relationship of respect, honor, and sincere gratitude.
Learn more about using wild edibles in our posts: 6 Steps To Revitalize Your Health With Herbs This Spring and How To Identify & Wildcraft Plants Outside Your Front Door.
By Nina Katz – Herbalist