Goats foot; Medicinal plant. Found it at Coolangatta beach after I went to the library. Historically the Indigenous used it to treat jellyfish and sting ray stings by heating it on hot rocks and applying it to wounds. Found a research article supporting it’s nociceptive qualities for these types of stings. Also found another article saying extracts from this plant been shown to have anti tumour properties against melanoma, the extraction methods were pretty “sciencey” though so do your research before making recommendations to people. 🤘🤓🤘 #forage#herbalmedicine#gardenwitch#healer#naturalmedicine
Not sure I ever want to spend hours processing acorns again so putting this picture here to stand as a monument to past efforts. Acorn bread. Made like corn bread but, you guessed it, with acorn. It has a really nice flavor, especially when paired with maple butter. Also: Forest Drank - a cocktail with pine and spruce needle syrup I concocted as the foraged features to our housewarming party. #foragedrecipes#forage#wildfood
Chanterelles are very commonly to find on the woods but they are just so beautiful to not keep my eyes on. Look at this beautiful gills! They grow from early summer to later fall in Ontario, Southern Canada. Maybe even now still there, but I am not able to go on the woods since snow came. 😢 Oct., 2018 #chanterelle#ontariomushrooms#canadamushrooms#northamericamushrooms#mushroom#mushrooms#mushroomlover#mushroomlovers#fungu#fungi#funga#forest#forests#woods#cottage#cottages#cabin#nature#mystery#canada#ontario#fall#fall2018#forage#foraging#hiking#outdoorslife#mushroomshunter#mycology
The Plant With Big Lungs: Mullein - Aaron’s Rod - Cow’s Lungwort - Lady’s Foxglove True to the doctrine of signatures, the mullein leaves’ likeness to large lungs reveals some of this plant’s magical medicinal properties. Mullein has been used for millennia to treat old coughs and other maladies of the respiratory system. A tea of flowers taken before bed can also help with bringing on sleep, and a poultice made from the leaves can help wounds and sores. To make a poultice, steep the leaves in vinegar and water to soothe inflammation. For a cough tonic, the dried leaves can be added to marshmallow, hawthorn berries, elderflower, licorice and/or ginger root. These mullein leaves and seed pods were harvested this morning from clusters of plants growing wild next to the river running along our property. We only took a few of the lower leaves to preserve the plants. They’re now threaded on twine and drying next to the fire in anticipation for the coming winter months and for sharing with family who are prone to respiratory ailments.