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My 4 Favorite Medicinal Weeds

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My 4 Favorite Medicinal Weeds

Me-dic-i-nal: of, or having the properties of medicine.—Webster’s New World Dictionary

Some people call them weeds, while others bow in respect to these plants that have been used as medicine long before the pharmaceutical industry attempted to copy their properties in synthetic form. Each spring I look forward to finding my favorite plants bursting to life in my lawn and garden. I have come to know these plants for the nutrients they provide my body, as tonics after a long winter and as medicines I can use to heal whatever might ail me.

At the moment these so-called “weeds” are coming in strong and healthy and a good thing too, because the young plants are perfect for moving my kidneys out of winter hibernation and welcoming liver energy for spring. I will use them in fresh salads, in soups, to make mineral rich vinegars and medicinal tinctures for healing the body. I will share with you my experience with each plant and include bits of information written by many knowledgeable herbalists I have read or studied. These plants have become friends over the years and I hope they will assist your life and health as they have mine.

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Delia Quigley

Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: brcleanse.blogspot.com and. To view her website go to www.deliaquigley.com

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9:54PM PST on Feb 22, 2014

Thank you for the good information. Nature holds many answers.

8:36PM PST on Feb 21, 2014

This is excellent information. Thank you for the tips. (p, t)

3:21AM PST on Feb 13, 2014

You have a higher tolerance for "bitter," than I do, clearly. I'm afraid the taste of the plants you describe as "edible" always sets up an uncontrollable gag reflex.

2:27AM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Treasure our nature

2:55AM PST on Dec 6, 2013

Cannabis? Claudette, you must me joking!

2:55AM PST on Dec 6, 2013

thank you

12:10PM PST on Dec 4, 2013

Great article. Thanks.

4:44AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thank you! Great!!!

8:09PM PST on Nov 27, 2011

love this article

12:50AM PST on Nov 25, 2011

There is a good reason why weeds are so plentiful. Just shows that Mother Nature provides for us, for free, and we don't appreciate the kindness of what is helpful to us.

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