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Top Native Plants To Learn for Herbal Medicine: Part 2 of 2 – Flowering Plants

The yellow pollen on top of the seed head from which cattail gets its name. Kim Chisholm.

Please click here to read critical introductory material in Top Native Plants To Learn for Herbal Medicine, Part 1 of 2 including the non-flowering plants, and my article on the Tenets of Herbal Medicine. These articles are designed to help the beginner cut the chaff, and start studying plants that will give a solid foundation of knowledge.

But it’s not even the whole plant you need to learn: the properties inside the plant are what’s important. To understand that, . . . → Read More: Top Native Plants To Learn for Herbal Medicine: Part 2 of 2 – Flowering Plants

Top Native Plants To Learn for Herbal Medicine: Part 1 of 2

Rachel Edwards with Yarrow

The following plants which are native to the Pacific Northwest either 1) are scientifically proven to effectively treat health issues, or 2) I have personally tested to work. However, many of them should only be used under the care and advice of a naturopathic physician. Please seek medical advice and never rely on internet advice to treat problems.

Plant Properties You Need To Learn from Botany in a Day

This article is designed to help the beginner cut out the chaff, and start studying the plants that will give a solid foundation of knowledge. But it’s not . . . → Read More: Top Native Plants To Learn for Herbal Medicine: Part 1 of 2

The Tenets of Herbal Medicine: Guidelines & Rules for Health, Safety & Success

I was hurriedly descending the lowest slopes of Mt. Baker, through a giant old-growth forest, trying to reach the road before nightfall. My ride was waiting there, and I could see my friend in her car, just below me through a break in the trees. The trail continued at a gradual angle 1/4 mile sideways before switching-back to the parking area.

I was young, so even though going off-trail would create erosion, my young mind thought that cutting downslope was an acceptable choice since someone was waiting for me. Wrong. In the dim light, I scrambled over fallen trees . . . → Read More: The Tenets of Herbal Medicine: Guidelines & Rules for Health, Safety & Success

McCollum Park Day Campers Learn Wilderness Survival, Wildlife Tracking, Wild Edibles and Herbal Medicine

THIS POST BY RACHEL EDWARDS, SUMMER TEACHING APPRENTICE WHO ASSISTED THE HERBAL DAY CAMP. FOR BLOG POSTINGS ON THE TRACKING & SURVIVAL DAY CAMPS, PLUS 150 PICTURES FROM THIS WEEK, SEE OUR NORTH SOUND MEETUP SEATTLE SITE.

Herbal Day Campers

This week I assisted Megan, the lead herbal instructor with the herbal day camp held in Everett, WA, north of Seattle. We had an awesome group of young girls to teach the ways of the herbalist. Being an herbalist myself made this a super fun camp to be a part of. I enjoyed Megan’s energy and it was nice to . . . → Read More: McCollum Park Day Campers Learn Wilderness Survival, Wildlife Tracking, Wild Edibles and Herbal Medicine