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Medicines And Foods From The Wild

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The First Sign Post on the Path

First of all let me say that before you try any medicinal plants, get yourself some good medicinal herb books, and read them. What I'm putting on this page hardly qualifies as the definitive guide to let you start using the plants. This is just sign posts on the way to using medicines from nature.
Natures medicines can be much more potent then medicines from the Drug Store. If in doubt, don't take it. Better safe than sorry!
Here are some suggestions to books that I have used, and are still using.

The Way Of Herbs by Micheal Tierra, C.A., N.D.

The Herb Book by John Lust

Medicinal Plants a Peterson Field Guide by Steven Foster and James A. Duke

Edible Wild Plants a Peterson Field Guide by Lee Allen Peterson

Handbook of Edible Weeds by James A. Duke

Grab a book and start reading, thats the key to opening Natures Medicine Chest. Knowledge will let you use whats inside!

I will start with plants on the way to the woods, right outside my door. I am in Ithaca NY right now.
Lets see whats along the path.......

Over the Lawn and Across the Field