Traditional and Modern Use of Oak

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of OakOak RecipesNutritional Profile of OakHerbal Medicine Uses of OakOther Uses of OakCautionsBibliography Oak is arguably Britain’s most beloved tree and can live up to 800 years. The fruit it bears – the acorn – has been popular as a source of … Read more

Traditional and Modern Use of Guelder Rose or Crampbark

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of Guelder RoseGuelder Rose RecipesHerbal Medicine Uses of Guelder RoseOther UsesCautionsReferences Guelder rose is traditionally used to treat cramp, hence the plant’s common names ‘crampbark’ or ‘crampbush’.1 Scientific Name Viburnum opulus. Family Viburnaceae. Botanical Description Guelder rose bears fertile flowers that are … Read more

Pickled Rosehips

Rosehip – Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses You’ll learn the parts used as food and medicine, harvest time, recipes, nutrition and other ways humans use this amazing plant… Click here to find out more. Ingredients 2 cups of rosehips 1 cup of sugar ½ cup of cider vinegar 1 cup of water 6 juniper … Read more

Plant Talk Podcast

Join Robin Harford as he takes you on an audio journey exploring the past and present uses of wild plants as food and medicine. EP02: Alexanders EP01: Introduction

Acorns In An Era of Climate Change

In this video, Marcie Mayer takes your around her oak farm in Greece and shows you behind-the-scenes how acorns are being used as food. Acorns are a gluten-free, high nutrient food source we need to pay attention to, especially in an era of climate change. As food security becomes more and more fragile, they could … Read more

Acorns: A Forgotten Superfood

The use of acorns go back into the mists of time. An ancient food that unfortunately these days is sorely neglected. Marcie Mayer is an extraordinary acorn pioneer and has devoted her life to harvesting, processing and researching acorns. As a superfood, acorns meet many of our food challenges in the 21st century. However, even … Read more

Traditional and Modern Use of Selfheal

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of SelfhealNutritional Profile of SelfhealHerbal Medicine Uses of SelfhealOther UsesCautionsAbout The AuthorReferences Selfheal is a forgotten healer that has made a recent comeback as a modern-day heal-all with promising potential for use in food and medicine. Scientific Name Prunella vulgaris. Family Lamiaceae. … Read more

Traditional and Modern Use of Yarrow

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of YarrowYarrow RecipesHerbal Medicine Uses of YarrowOther Uses of YarrowCautionsAbout The AuthorReferences Yarrow is the herb of a million flowers thanks to its prolific foliage. This wild edible has been used since ancient times in food and medicine, and it still a … Read more

EP24: Nutritional Cultural Identity

Masanobu Fukuoka’s one-straw revolution inspired Krishna Mckenzie to start his own organic farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. In this interview he talks about the importance of nutritional cultural identity, wild food volunteer plants, soil fertility, bioregionalism and why wellbeing needs to be collective not individual self indulgence. Listen To This Podcast Subscribe To The … Read more

Traditional and Modern Use of Rowan or Mountain Ash

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of Rowan or Mountain AshNutritional Profile of Rowan or Mountain AshRecipes for Rowan or Mountain AshHerbal Medicine Uses of Rowan or Mountain AshOther UsesCautionsAbout The AuthorReferences Rowan or Mountain Ash is an ancient tree used since ancient times. The berries provide a … Read more

Traditional and Modern Use of Broad-Leaved and Curly Dock

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of DockNutritional Profile of DockDock RecipesHerbal Medicine Uses of DockOther Uses of DockCautionsAbout The Author Docks have grown in Britain since three ice ages ago, and remains of dock have been found in places where people once farmed, such as the ancient … Read more