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Susun S Weed

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Simple Nettle Soup Bring to a boil, 2 cups of water per person. While the water is heating, harvest at least one ounce (by weight) of fresh nettle tops per person. Drop the nettle tops into the boiling water. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 1-2 hours. Turn off heat and allow soup to steep for up to 8 hours. To serve: Heat. Add miso to taste. South River Chickpea Miso is exceptionally good in nettle soup. #nettle #herbrecipe #recipe #soup #susunweed #herbsoup #herbalremedies #herbs

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Yarrow tincture not only heals wounds, it counters and prevents infection. Yarrow has been shown to be effective in killing all manner of bacteria, including strep and staph. Much better than an antibiotic cream, I believe. I have sprayed yarrow tincture into my throat to short-circuit a sore throat. And I have sprayed it on a tooth that throbbed for instant pain relief. I spray it on my tired feet to sooth, comfort, and refresh them. When sprayed on the face or back, yarrow tincture kills the bacteria that cause acne. #yarrow #tinctures #yarrowtincture #herbs #herbalremedies #herbalhealing #susunweed #herbalist

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Mallow (Malva neglecta) The mallows are happy that the nights are cold. They thrive in the fall and spring. Especially this creeping, weedy one that like to hang out where the goats do. For some reason the goats don’t eat it, but we do. The leaves, flowers and any seeds go right in the salad. The root could be dug up and dried for use in infusions or tinctured. This little mallow is the sister of marsh mallow, a very soothing medicine. #mallow #edibleweeds #herbs #susunweed #wildsalad #tinctures #herbalremedies

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Garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis) Whether you eat the leaves in salad, cook the leaves as a bitter green (so good for digestion), make a vinegar of the roots, or turn the roots into a horseradish-y condiment, you will soon find yourself smiling whenever you see this “invasive weed” carpeting the waysides of roads and paths. What a great way to strengthen immunity and go into winter feeling strong. #garlicmustard #wildfood #wildsalad #edibleweeds #herbs #herbalmedicine #susunweed #herbalremedies

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Goats have been part of my life  for many many years here at Laughing Rock Farm. #goats #goatfarming #goatlife #herbalist #susunweed #laughingrockfarm

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Herbed Burdock Recipe Preparation time: With precooked burdock, 15 minutes at the most. Add another 45 minutes to soak and cook burdock. Serves 6-8. 4 cups/1 liter burdock root 3 tablespoons/45ml olive oil 3 tablespoons/45ml butter 4 oz/125ml fresh herbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbs/30ml lemon juice 2 tablespoons/30ml tamari Soak and parboil burdock root or stalk. If you use chilled, already cooked burdock, warm it. Heat oil and butter. Add burdock, then garlic and herbs. Stir and heat together for a minute, then add tamari and lemon juice. Serve hot. #burdock #wildfood #edibleweeds #susunweed #herbs #herbrecipe #healthyfood #recipe #herbalmedicine

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) I know all the books say to eat dandelion leaves in the spring, but I think they taste much, much better in the fall. Everyone at class agreed, too, so on Sunday they harvested lots and lots of tender, sweet dandelion leaves and flowers for the salad. Then they went out and dug dandelion roots and made root tincture and root/leaf/flower vinegar. #dandelion #edibleweeds #wildsalad #herbs #susunweed #herbalmedicine

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Echinacea A dense stand of purple coneflower. This is harvested after three years of growth and used to help the immune system combat all kinds of bacterial infections. For a lot of information about Echinacea do a google search of "Susun Weed echinacea". #echinacea #susunweed #purpleconflower #herbalantibiotics #herbs #herbalmedicine

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Shiso (Perilla frutescens) Red-leaved shiso, also known by the awkward name “beefsteak plant,” is wonderfully easy to grow and a delight to the eyes and the palate. Like holy basil (tulsi) – its sister – shiso is an adaptogen with high levels of antioxidants. I love shiso in salads, gazpacho, marinated cucumber dishes, and anywhere else a dash of color and an interesting taste is welcome. Right now I am making shiso vinegar, shiso honey, and shiso pesto so I can enjoy it all winter too. This pungent, aromatic, warming herb is known for its antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, tonic, carminative, diaphoretic, emollient, expectorant, and pectoral actions. No wonder its considered so useful when dealing with asthma, colds and chills, nausea (a tea of the stalks is traditional in China as a remedy for morning sickness), abdominal pain, food poisoning, allergic reactions (especially from seafood), bronchitis and even constipation. The juice helps heal cuts and wounds. The high-protein tasty seeds are antiasthmatic, antitussive, emollient and expectorant. But don’t eat too many, as shiso self-sows readily if sufficient seeds are left on the stalks. As with all mints, there are lots of varieties of shiso available. I prefer the red-leaved shiso because I am into consuming high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin, found in purple and blue plant parts. #shiso #herbs #mints #herbalmedicine #wildplantfood #herbalvinegar #herbalhoney #susunweed #herbalremedies

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Large-leaved Spearmint (Mentha spicata) This is the wild spearmint of Woodstock. It has very big, light green leaves. I have found it growing in abundance in many places: behind the health food store, on the edge of a pocket forest between two developments, and in Justine’s backyard, where I took this photo. A vinegar or a honey of this light and lively mint is just right. #spearmint #mint #herbalvinegar #herbalhoney #herbalremedies #susunweed #herbs #herbalmedicine

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Making Infused Oils ° Pick the plant on a dry, sunny day. ° Discard any diseased or soiled parts. Do not wash any part of the plant. If there is dirt on the plant, scrub it off with a stiff, dry brush. ° Chop the plant coarsely. ° Completely fill a clean, very dry jar with the chopped herb. ° add enough oil to thoroughly cover all the plant material and fill the jar to the very rim. ° Decant the infused oil in six weeks. #infusedoil #herbaloil #herboil #herbs #herbalmedicine #herbalhealing #susunweed

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Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a superb anti-cancer and cancer-preventative herb. I think of it as the herb of fertility; and I rely on it exclusively when students want help with conceiving. An infusion (not tea, not tincture, not capsules) of red clover blossoms, leaves, and stems is not only very high in protein, macro- and trace-minerals, and vitamins (except B12), it is an excellent source of phytosterols. #redclover #nourishingherbalinfusions #herbs #herbalremedies #fertility #susunweed #herbalmedicine

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Burdock seed (Arctium lappa) Those stick-in-your-hair-and-on-your-dog-and-on-your-sweater-too burdock burrs hold a wealth of seeds revered for their medicinal powers. Many plants have seeds that are easier to harvest than their roots, but burdock is not one of them. Digging first year roots (not yet) is hard work, but getting at the seeds is stickery prickery work. For details on exactly how to handle the seed heads and how to make Burdock Seed Scalp Tonic, please check out the burdock section in (my book) Healing Wise. #herbs #wildmedicine #herbalremedies #healingremedies #susunweed #burdock #healingwise #wisewomanherbals

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Recipe: Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes We get far more nutrition from cooked tomatoes than from raw ones, and more pleasure too. Extra virgin olive oil and garlic reduce cholesterol. * Lay about a pound of cherry tomatoes on a lipped cookie sheet. * Thinly slice 4-5 cloves of garlic and spread over tomatoes. * Drizzle with 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. * Lay several springs of your favorite aromatic herb on top – thyme, basil, rosemary, oregano. * Put this lovely mélange into a very slow oven – 250F – and bake for 2 ½ hours. * Serve warm with green  salad, goat cheese, and crusty bread. #tomatorecipe #cherrytomatoes #aromaticherbs #susunweed  #freshfromthegarden

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Stinging Nettles Susun shows us Stinging Nettles. We don't use the leaves once the plant has gone to seed, but the seeds are a source of Omega 3's. #herbs #wildplants #susunweed #nettles #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine

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Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a stately fuzzy-leaved plant frequently found on roadsides and other sunny open places. This common weed is one of the world's best lung allies. #mullein #susunweed #lunghealth #herbalallies

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The sap of bloodroot is red, hence the name of the plant. Learn more at www.susunweed.com #bloodroot #susunweed #wisewoman

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