Catnip, not just for cats

We’ve been mostly silent here (dealing with the fallout of a government-created ordeal), but this video really jumped out.

A lucid and comprehensive description of this wonderful plant from Dina Falconi.

You can see more of her work plus a link to all her videos here: https://www.botanicalartspress.com

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Plant Wisdom’s greatest hits

This might be the last time you hear from me for a while.

There is a ton of life- changing information on the Plant Wisdom site.

I have put some of our “greatest hits” together on one page.

I hope you will take advantage of it and share it widely with people who need it now.

One thing we can always count on are the plants. We just have to … Read more

The world’s most nutritious terrestrial plant?

The Moringa aka “The Miracle Tree”

A gift from the Himalayas

Staff Update (Sep 24, 2019): There was a small error in the video which we have removed around the 2:05 mark regarding the seeds being used for cleansing “malaria-ridden water”. Instead, it should have been “bacteria-ridden water”. Sorry for any confusion!

Evidence that the answer to all human problems are in nature, and very often in the form … Read more

Elderberry Medicine

The host “Herbal Jedi” does a wonderful job of introducing the lore and health properties of this magical plant.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Opening your eyes to Goldenrod

It’s Goldenrod time where I live. Maybe where you live too.

Goldenrod has the reputation of being an allergen.

While anything can be an allergen to anybody, this is not the plant behind fall allergies. Ragweed is the far more likely culprit.

In fact, goldenrod is not only NOT a “problem,” this abundant, easy-to-find plant is has a long standing reputation as a formidable healing herb.

Another view on Goldenrod

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Marvelous motherwort

A healing “weed” that grows free is just coming into its own in the northeast.

You can learn more about Diana’s course here.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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The Threefold nature of plants and reading the Book of Nature

The Threefold nature of plants and  reading the Book of Nature

A fascinating conversation with Dr. Thomas Cowan.

We found this video here:

https://www.gardensall.com/specialty-crops/

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Lion’s Mane and mushrooms for brain health

Kevin Spelman PhD

Stimulating nerve growth factor and protecting the brain

Hericium erinaceus is also known as “Lion’s Mane.”

In Asia, there’s a long tradition (thousands of years) of using mushrooms for healing.

Since no one can make billions from them, you’re unlikely to see 100 commercials about them every night on TV so we have to figure it out on our own.

Mushrooms as medicine – Paul Stamets

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Burdock root chai

Click here to watch how to forage and prepare burdock root chai

After you watch Diana’s lesson, you might be interested in the Plant Wisdom interview with her. You can click here to listen to the interview.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Forest farming of herbs

Dr. John Munsell of Mountain Rose Herbs

Three benefits to this:

1. It’s a way to “add value” to forest land to keep it from being clear cut

2. It builds local communities in depressed areas

3. Higher quality

Historical note:

Forest farming is probably how the Mayans, Amazonians and other Native people grew medicinal herbs.

How do we know?

We constantly find medicinal plants in denser concentrations than … Read more