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Common “Weeds” as Food and Medicine by M.C. - a 4 parter

This is a discussion on Common “Weeds” as Food and Medicine by M.C. - a 4 parter within the First Aid and Medical Preparedness forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; the SurvivalBlog is publishing today Part 4 of "Common “Weeds” as Food and Medicine" ++++ decent enough article on foraging for food and medical herbs ...

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    Common “Weeds” as Food and Medicine by M.C. - a 4 parter

    the SurvivalBlog is publishing today Part 4 of "Common “Weeds” as Food and Medicine" ++++ decent enough article on foraging for food and medical herbs - mentions a few "must have" books on the subject >>> definitely worth the read ....


    https://survivalblog.com/common-weed...t-1-m-c/print/

    https://survivalblog.com/common-weed...t-2-m-c/print/

    https://survivalblog.com/common-weed...t-3-m-c/print/

    https://survivalblog.com/common-weed...t-4-m-c/print/



    [DISCLAIMER: This is information about wild food. The editors of SurvivalBlog and the author make no claims as to the correctness, safety, or usability of the data. The information contained herein is intended to be an educational tool for gathering and using wild plants. All data is to be used at your own risk.]
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    We have some threads on the subject they just don't get refreshed often
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    Good reference w/pictures.

    I have a North American field guide, it also has color pictures, along with medicinal properties, and harvest/cooking.

    I recommend this one, it goes in my backpack/BOB.


    Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods Paperback – April 7, 2009
    by Thomas Elias (Author), Peter Dykeman (Author)


    https://www.amazon.com/Edible-Wild-P...SIN=1402767153
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    My garden became infested with Purslane. It grew through mulch, newspapers... I could not keep it down. The more I would hoe, till, rip out with my bare hands, the more it would grow. After doing some research, I found it is edible and quite good in salads.

    I now give bags of it to a buddy to feed to his chickens. They love it and it also increases the omega 3 in their eggs.
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    Culpeper's Complete Herbal - 1880 circa - is one of the better reference books for safe foraging -


    http://www.survivorlibrary.com/libra...erbal_1880.pdf

    https://www.amazon.com/Culpepers-Com...omplete+Herbal >>>>> 99c Kindle version

    https://www.amazon.com/Culpepers-Com...omplete+Herbal
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewRiverGeorge View Post
    My garden became infested with Purslane. It grew through mulch, newspapers... I could not keep it down. The more I would hoe, till, rip out with my bare hands, the more it would grow. After doing some research, I found it is edible and quite good in salads.

    I now give bags of it to a buddy to feed to his chickens. They love it and it also increases the omega 3 in their eggs.
    I have that with Lamb's Quarters, better than spinach, don't bolt in hot weather as soon, can eat seeds, and better nutrition.

    I forgot, it's a weed! Let a few grow each year and a new crop, which will sprout and choke out other weeds with a the first weeding. Then have at it like spinach. But it will grow back and seed.

    P.S. seeds are smaller, but it's quinoa's cousin.....
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