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Eatweeds Podcast #1: Wild Dolmades, Is Comfrey Safe To Eat, Self Care Using Plants

Eatweeds Podcast #1

In this first episode of the Eatweeds Podcast wild food chef Paul Wedgwood from Edinburgh talks about making Garlic Mustard Dolmades (Alliaria petiolata). Research herbalist Monica Wilde takes us through the latest scientific findings on whether comfrey is safe to eat, is it? And finally Alex Laird from Living Medicine talks about the importance of using common plants found around you and in your kitchen for self care health care and to support your own path to wellbeing.


Image of Jack by the Hedge aka Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard Recipe

Image of Comfrey

The picture below shows on the left Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), and on the right Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum)


About the Author Robin Harford

Robin Harford is a self-taught ethnobotanist, and has spent over a decade traveling, researching, recording and uncovering the traditional and contemporary use of wild plants in Britain and beyond. More recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe. He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.

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Bot says

The difference between them has nothing to do with colour. Its the winged stem/leaf connection of Compared to other symphytum. S.tuberosum is also white/cream colour. And can also have different coloures flowers, this podcast can be missleading…

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