Erbe su una passeggiata

Non è spesso, che ho la fortuna di incontrare erbe durante una passeggiata, ma oggi è stato speciale. La mia giornata è iniziata come qualsiasi altro giorno con una bella passeggiata con il mio cane nella foresta. Oggi è stato un giorno fortunato per me…poiché non ero solo completamente immerso nella natura e nella sua bellezza, ma ero entusiasta di individuare le prime erbe della stagione primaverile. Questa storia inizia con Lungwort, il primo segno di colore dopo un lungo inverno buio.

Essiccazione delle piante di polmoni
Essiccazione delle piante di polmoni


I would call myself a relatively new forager. My passion began in the summer of 2017. After noticing all the beautiful wild flowers on the ground, in the forest, and in the fields, I began to wonder if these flowers, impianti, or herbs had any useful traits. It was the beginning of the end for me on this topic. Knowledge is a beautiful thing. Risulta, sì, most plants you see in nature all serve a purpose, and that purpose is mostly beneficial to our health.

Quest'anno, the Spring kicked off just as planned in late March, and our lovely lungwort was already in bloom. Una nota a margine qui: Ho iniziato a studiare e leggere le erbe della natura quando ho raccolto il miglior libro sull'argomento possibile, “L'Earthwise erbe” da Matthew Wood. Give this book a gopersonally, it’s been the best investment on this topic for a self learner.

This herb has a long and strong standing reputation in aiding and improving in pulmonary health. Native to Europe, herbs in general are sensitive to environmental toxins. But they say a healthy forest is a forest where lungwort grows. When I found this little plant a few days ago, Ero in estasi!  I think I might be a few days too early for picking though since the flowers aren’t all open. tuttavia, come ho letto più lontano, non sono i fiori che usiamo, but the leaves.

Una nota per te stesso quando inizi il tuo foraggiamento a base di erbe. Scegli gentilmente ed equamente, lasciando la pianta radicata e intatta, scegliendo solo ciò che è veramente utile. Ho intenzione di tornare al mio posto per verificare la presenza di più, però, è metà marzo e la scorsa notte abbiamo avuto una tipica tempesta di neve, e io non sono sicuro di come se la passeranno. Anche, as you identify your herbs, note the location. Sembra, herbs return year after year to the same spots unless their habitat is destroyed or becomes sick. Who knows how long they have appeared in their original spots, but I’m guessing it’s hundreds of years.

Tussilago Farfara or Coltsfoot

As I continued my foraging mission, I began to glance around. When you focus on finding herbs, they suddenly appear with little to no effort. Under the pile of last season’s foliage was buried our bright yellow and brown herb known as farfaraIt’s very usual that once you identify for example, lungwort, you will more than likely find coltsfoot near by. Both herbs are excellent in treating lung conditions. They bloom at the same time, and they treat the same conditions. There are no mistakes in nature.

Healthy lungs

Can herbs remove tar from the lungs of a smoker? I’ve read that these two herbs can. That’s a huge feat. I personally notice that if I smoke it or use it in tea form, I tend to have more mucus the morning after. The mucus is in a state where I can easily extract it from my throat and get it out of my body. Used traditionally in tea form, but note that this herb also makes a great smoking herb. Smoking herbs can be extremely beneficial, but you must learn the best combinations of herbs to smoke for the most benefits.

I will return to my herbal spot in a week or so, come si dice che i fiori si sviluppano prima, poi vengono le foglie…così tornerò a raccogliere le foglie, che sono la parte essenziale di questa pianta a base di erbe nel trattamento delle vie respiratorie e tosse disturbi.


Pianta di equiseto dall'alto
Horsetail in full bloom

Last but not least I also ran upon EquisetoThis is a herb high in silica and is great in treating blood flow, easing menstrual cramps and helping an ailing bladder. This is a plant that grows as a straight up green sick, and stands around 3-4′ alta. It transitions from it’s green stick winter state, to the full bloom of a horse tail. Similar to a needle tree, or pine tree, the leaves are spike-like and have delicate joints on every strand. This herb is easy to identify. There is no mistake when you see this herb in full bloom, growing together in the cluster formations that it’s evident where the name came from. As it really does resemble the hair of the horses tail.

Our forests are rich in resources. They provide ancient healing and remedies for our most common ailments of today and yesterday. With out our forests we have no future, so let’s pay attention to keep the forests alive and well.

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