What happens when the countryside is destroyed

The price of industrial agriculture

Poet/farmer Wendell Berry

Poet and farmer Wendell Berry offers a clear look at the problems we face in the world of industrial farms.

How do we treat the land? What are we doing when we see land and food as commodities instead of essential parts of life with real value?

The industrialization of agriculture has taken us away from an intelligent and affectionate connection with … Read more

Klaus Ferlow and the Miraculous Neem Tree

All trees are wonders.

The Neem tree is a wonder piled on wonders.

A long, wide-ranging, somewhat rambling and very interesting – interview with the west’s leading expert on the Neem tree.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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It’s time for Thyme

On a recent trip to Morocco (my first trip there and my first trip out of the country in nearly five years), I got to see how an intact culture deals with health issues.

Drugs, no.

Plants, yes.

One of the plants that is treasured in Morocco and elsewhere is one many of us think of as just a culinary herb.

Wrong. It is a very potent healer. (And when … Read more

The science behind the Odyssey

We’re continuing our exploration of Aegean herb culture.

Here’s a surprising modern validation of one of the “tall tales” of the Odyssey involving “magic” plants.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Comfrey

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Mushroom Myths Debunked

A primer on what’s true and not true about mushrooms.

References

Medicinal Mushrooms

Fly Agaric

The Misunderstood Magic Mushroom

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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“Follow the science”

From one of our favorite educators. He talks about plants in the context of where and how they live, not just how useful they are.

Plant Wisdom has been quiet because some people have been fighting the madness of the last two years on a nearly full time basis.

I’m one of them.

For those who still don’t get it, here’s a story about a plant that “scientists” have … Read more

PLEASE educate yourself about how to use essential oils safely

Ultrasonic diffusers must be used carefully. Otherwise they can make you and others seriously ill.

Another “healthy” plant craze that is a terrible idea

If you think “medical cannabis” is risk-free, please STUDY this page and all the links it points to.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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Turmeric

Turmeric, part of the culinary and medical legacy of India, has taken the world by storm in recent years.

But are people using it correctly?

Predictably, once the merchandisers got involved, they were not.

Luckily, preparing turmeric correctly to get its full benefit (vs buying it in capsule form) is not complicated.

NOTE: If you are taking Pharma products that thin your blood, please research the risk of these drugs. … Read more

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