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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Have you ever been to an herb festival?

The Aegean coast of Turkey

Wild foraged herbs never fell out of favor here

Have you ever been to an herb festival?

Me neither, but they are not uncommon in Italy, Turkey, and I imagine other parts of the world.

This one is in the Alacati district of Cesme on the Aegean coast of Turkey.

It’s held in early spring and the whole town gets involved. The market associated with … Read more

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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Beware of fraudulent mushroom products

A public service video from Adam Haritan’s excellent Learn Your Land website.

Adama really knows his mushrooms and he talks about the reliability of commercially sold “wild” mushrooms.

– Ken McCarthy
PlantWisdom.org

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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