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By Jim Meuninck

ISBN-10: 1493002082

ISBN-13: 9781493002085

An information-packed instrument for the beginner or convenient reference for the veteran. Distills years of data into a cheap and transportable publication. With this up-to-date consultant, you'll notice the way to establish and assemble greater than a hundred of the main nutritious wild plans and priceless herbs within the contiguous usa, organize scrumptious recipes utilizing your wild harvest, be certain the identification of toxic vegetation and toxic look-alikes, and take cost of your individual health and wellbeing via making wild vegetation and herbs part of your nutrition.

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Marinade recipe: Simmer 1 cup berries; stir in 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon crushed ginger, and the juice of half a lemon. Use marinade on salmon and chicken or as dip for wontons. Medicinal uses: High in antioxidants, including anthocyanin. For diabetics these berries may help manage blood-sugar levels. ) Identification: Produces prodigious crops of fruit across North America. Various species are trees or shrubs. They have showy flowers, white to cream colored, drooping with 5 lance-shaped petals.

Decoction of whole plant considered an antiseptic wash and was eaten as a traditional remedy to treat stomachache. Essential fatty acids may help prevent inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. Spiderwort, Widow’s Tears, Spider plant Commelinaceae (Tradescantia virginiana, T. occidentalis, T. pinetorum) Identification: Leaves are long, tough, swordlike, smooth, with entire margins. Numerous leaves grow from the base (no stem). Flowers are orchidlike, in drooping terminal clusters, deep blue; open in the morning and closed by afternoon.

Slice onto pizzas, add to sauces, chop into stews, and mix raw into mixed-fruit dishes. Use as a substitute for tomatillos in green salsa. Medicinal uses: As a poultice over abscesses, a tea for coughs, and a drink for fevers and sore throats. Native Americans (Omaha) used P. lanceolata root decoction to treat headaches and stomachaches. Hawthorn Rosaceae (Crataegus laevigata; more than 1,000 species) Identification: Shrubs to small trees, 6'–20'; many branched, branches thorned; 3–5-lobed leaves with forward pointing lobes, serrated leaf edges; leaves are yellow-green and glossy.

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