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Apios americana, sometimes called the potato bean, hopniss, Indian potato, hodoimo, America-hodoimo, American groundnut,or groundnut

Apios americana, sometimes called the potato bean, hopniss, Indian potato, hodoimo, America-hodoimo, American groundnut,or groundnut

6. Sweet Cicely Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) – also known as Garden Myrrh or Spanish Chervil – is edible from roots to flowers with a flavor much like anise and liquorice. Cicely may be used as a natural low-glycemic sweetener and the seeds are sweet enough to be enjoyed by themselves as an incredibly health dessert or treat, but that alone wouldn’t be enough to…   [read more]

6. Sweet Cicely Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) – also known as Garden Myrrh or Spanish Chervil – is edible from roots to flowers with a flavor much like anise and liquorice. Cicely may be used as a natural low-glycemic sweetener and the seeds are sweet enough to be enjoyed by themselves as an incredibly health dessert or treat, but that alone wouldn’t be enough to… [read more]

Didn't realize how broadly edible the American lotus is.  We have a huge planting of it in the neighborhood, at Great Meadows National Wildlife Sanctuary.  Not that we can harvest from there...

Didn't realize how broadly edible the American lotus is. We have a huge planting of it in the neighborhood, at Great Meadows National Wildlife Sanctuary. Not that we can harvest from there...

Closeup of a edible leave of a young Chaya plant with stems and flowers in background.  This native of Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is a popular leafy vegetable in Mexico and Central American cuisine.

Closeup of a edible leave of a young Chaya plant with stems and flowers in background. This native of Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is a popular leafy vegetable in Mexico and Central American cuisine.

BEE STING. I use it every single time, and I NEVER need an antihistamine such as Benedryl… and we have bee allergies in our family!

BEE STING. I use it every single time, and I NEVER need an antihistamine such as Benedryl… and we have bee allergies in our family!

Perennials for the garden/yard- berries, asparagus, rhubarb, kale, garlic, radicchio, horseradish, globe artichokes, lovage, watercress, egyptian onions, daylilies, good king henry, groundnut, jerusalem artichoke, ostrich fern, ramps/wild leeks, scarlet runner beans, sea kale, sorrel

Perennials for the garden/yard- berries, asparagus, rhubarb, kale, garlic, radicchio, horseradish, globe artichokes, lovage, watercress, egyptian onions, daylilies, good king henry, groundnut, jerusalem artichoke, ostrich fern, ramps/wild leeks, scarlet runner beans, sea kale, sorrel

Blue Vervain:  The leaves & roots are used as an  antidiarrheal, analgesic, astringent, diaphoretic, emetic, expectorant, sedative, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary. It is useful in intermittent fevers, ulcers, pleurisy, scrofula, gravel, easing pain in the bowels and expelling worms. A very strong infusion is emetic. As a medicinal poultice it is good in headache and rheumatism. An infusion of the plant is a good galactagogue (increases breast milk)

Blue Vervain: The leaves & roots are used as an antidiarrheal, analgesic, astringent, diaphoretic, emetic, expectorant, sedative, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary. It is useful in intermittent fevers, ulcers, pleurisy, scrofula, gravel, easing pain in the bowels and expelling worms. A very strong infusion is emetic. As a medicinal poultice it is good in headache and rheumatism. An infusion of the plant is a good galactagogue (increases breast milk)

Fumitory, Fumaria officinalis  Antirheumatic;  Antispasmodic;  Aperient;  Cholagogue;  Diaphoretic;  Diuretic;  Laxative;  Tonic

Fumitory, Fumaria officinalis Antirheumatic; Antispasmodic; Aperient; Cholagogue; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Laxative; Tonic

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