Hiking excursions, painting parties and cooking oh my! Its been such an adventurous summer so far!
I’ve been spending some time researching and identifying local medicinal plants. Such as sassafras.
“#sassafras (sassafras albidum) is a #magical #herb with #antiviral #antibacterial and #antiinflammatory effects, as well as being #antispirochete. This plant has a long traditional use in treating #siphilis which is a #spirochete disease, with the same bacterial structure as #Lyme disease. As a result of that understanding, many herbalist including myself, are exploring this plant in herbal protocols against Lyme. This plant is also the original ingredient in #rootbeer which was actually a #medicinal ferment, far from the toxicity of #soda; in fact, deeply medicinal. The root tastes like root #beer and makes a beautiful tea with #maple syrup added in. The leaves are also what gives gumbo it’s unique #flavor and mucilaginous texture which is also healing to the gut. The leaves dried and powdered is known as #filè powder. As with all plans it is important to consider the importance of regeneration of ecosystems to save the biodiversity of these and other medicines that are right under our #feet. It may have taken 30,000 years or more for the ecosystem to even harbor the ability of these #trees existence, yet it could take an afternoon with a chainsaw to wipe them out entirely. Always consider your place in the #ecosystem how to harvest regeneratively.” Credit to Return To Nature
So I am on the hunt for some sassafras! I will be documenting my explorations and findings!!