JUNE 2017
facebook   twitter   goodreads   youtube   google plus  

INDEX  |   HEALING WISE  |   Q & A with SUSUN   |   GREEN BLESSINGS
THE LIBRARY   |   PEOPLE MAKING CHANGE   |   GODDESS ART GALLERY

Healing Wise ...
with Susun Weed

Nettle Nirvana
Be careful of the nettle. It is fierce this year. The goats don't mind, but my ankles do.




Do the goats look like they are getting high from eating nettle? It seems that dried nettle can be smoked for an interesting adventure.



Some of my nettle has pink flowers and dark red stems. Pretty. Is it a variety or just reacting to the full sun that hits it all day?




Here is a great view of nettle flowers, showing why the species name is dioica, which means "in two houses." The male and female flowers are clearly separate and different, in two houses, in fact. The males do their thing and die, while the females go on to make nettle seed, which we harvest and add to our cooking pot when making rice or oatmeal.




Wild Abandon Salad Greens

Here are photos of just a few of the many greens we are putting in our wild salads these days. Come harvest with us and we will introduce you to lots of others including wild oregano, chickweed, wild madder, ground ivy, wild mint, bergamot, sorrel, lemon hearts, and garlic mustard.



Amaranth
Although we prefer to cook amaranth (and the whole stalk is edible, so no preparation is needed), we do add a little to summer salads



Lamb's Quarter
Sister to amaranth, lamb's quarter needs preparation, as the stalk is too tough to eat no matter how long you cook it. We also prefer the greens cooked, but do add some to our salads.


Five-finger Ivy
I keep hearing folks claim that five-finger ivy isn't edible, but we continue to eat it and enjoy it. Perhaps there are various varities about? Ours tastes wonderfully lemony.



Mallows
All of the mallows, including Rose of Sharon, are edible. So is every hibiscus. Time to add some soothing leaves to the salad.



Wild Mustard
Pepper grasses are setting seeds. They are part of the wild mustard family, which contains only edible species. Some are too bitter to eat, and some are too sharp for some folks, but they are all edible, so find some wild mustards around you and have a taste test. Who knows what amazing salad additions you will discover.


Susun Weed’s books:




Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year
Author: Susun S. Weed. Simple, safe remedies for pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and newborns. Includes herbs for fertility and birth control. Foreword by Jeannine Parvati Baker. 196 pages, index, illustrations.
Retails for $14.95
Order at: www.wisewomanbookshop.com





Healing Wise
Author: Susun S. Weed. Superb herbal in the feminine-intuitive mode. Complete instructions for using common plants for food, beauty, medicine, and longevity. Introduction by Jean Houston. 312 pages, index, illustrations. Retails for $17.95
Order
at: www.wisewomanbookshop.com



NEW Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way

Author: Susun S. Weed. The best book on menopause is now better. Completely revised with 100 new pages. All the remedies women know and trust plus hundreds of new ones. New sections on thyroid health, fibromyalgia, hairy problems, male menopause, and herbs for women taking hormones. Recommended by Susan Love MD and Christiane Northrup MD. Introduction by Juliette de Bairacli Levy. 304 pages, index, illustrations. Retails for $19.95
Order
at: www.wisewomanbookshop.com
For excerpts visit: www.menopause-metamorphosis.com



Breast Cancer? Breast Health!


Author: Susun S. Weed. Foods, exercises, and attitudes to keep your breasts healthy. Supportive complimentary medicines to ease side-effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or tamoxifen. Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D. 380 pages, index, illustrations. Retails for $21.95
Order
at: www.wisewomanbookshop.com



Down There:
Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way

Author: Susun S. Weed Simple, successful, strategies cover the entire range of options -- from mainstream to radical -- to help you choose the best, and the safest, ways to optimize sexual and reproductive health.
Foreword: Aviva Romm, MD, midwife, 484 pages, Index, illustrations Retails for $29.95
Order at: www.wisewomanbookshop.com

 

HOME  |  ARCHIVE  |  SUBSCRIBE  |  SITEMAP

Wise Woman Herbal Ezine is sponsored by
www.susunweed.com and www.wisewomanbookshop.com




HEALING WISE  |   Q & A with SUSUN   |   GREEN BLESSINGS  
 
THE LIBRARY   |   PEOPLE MAKING CHANGE   |   GODDESS ART GALLERY


©Susun Weed -Wise Woman Center
~ Disclaimer & Privacy Policy ~