Last day of February.... I don't know about you, but this winter has just flown by me. Tomorrow is March , which to me means Spring is around the corner! So get spotting.. our wild things will soon be here!
I love wild things. Wild foods are an important and forgotten part of our diet. They are the richest in nutrients, life force, and have survived mother nature's cycles without 'our help'. They are tough, and gentle at the same time, and our bodies thrive on them. By incorporating Wild foods into our diet, we become one with the natural world. "Wild foods, microbial cultures included, possess a great, unmediated life force, which can help us adapt to shifting conditions and lower our susceptibility to disease."- Sandor Katz. Author of Wild Fermentation.
Benefits of Wild Edible Plants
There are numerous benefits to eating wild edibles such as:
- They are free.
- They are genetically stronger than other food.
- Nutritionally speaking they are beyond organics!
- Longer root systems make most weeds drought-resistant.
- Most edible plants and weeds are more nutritious than hybridized store produce.
- Eating local wild plants means that the plant fights off the same organisms as your body therefore making them highly beneficial for the immune system.
Making your own Tincture is easy and well worth the effort, so put away your spray and get your shovel! Dandelion roots here you go!
Dandelion Tincture Recipe: