eating wild edibles right from my backyard...starting with a leaf a day, now often more. I started noticing which plants were flirting with me...and opened up to learning about them. Like Lamb's Quarters, and Lady's Thumb...both profuse in my back yard, yet little did I know how supportive for me they would become! I think I ended up identifying and eating (or making medicines with) over 10 wild edibles that had just shown up in my yard this season!! This doesn't even count the plants I intentionally planted for food, like tomatoes and oregano. The plants that grow near us, live and flourish in the same environment we do. So they are working with the same building blocks, as well as toxins that we are most exposed to. By eating the wild plants near me, I receive a great gift of new ways to work with the world around me in my body. A longer story for another time.
|I love the soothing, golden, yin yumminess of Linden!
|Nettle infusion starting to steep for the night!
Drinking these feels amazing, and my body is quite happy with the changes I am feeling as I support myself in this new way.
I found myself so often sharing links and resources with people that I decided to create this post!
Here’s a link to information about nourishing herbal infusions and how to make them:
|Red clover I harvested from wild in Detroit
and dried over several weeks...
I have been alternating between nettle, oat straw, red clover, and linden flower (for linden I only use 1/2 oz dried herb instead of 1 oz for the others, I also usually only use 3/4 oz for nettle and clover). Susun also talks about Comfrey leaf, although that hasn't resonated yet for me.
|Drinking the beautiful infusion I
made with the clover I harvested!
You can buy bulk herbs at Mountain Rose Herbs, or Pacific Botanicals (wow am I impressed with the quality of their nettle!) online, or there’s a great local resource here in southeast Michigan called Nature’s Products on Conant near 8 mile in Detroit.
PS. Note that oatstraw is great for supporting libido! Yay, sexual yumminess!
Sending love and light to you all!
|Mmm! Dandelion flowers and a
linden herbal infusion snack!