Acorn Flour Cookies and Acorn Coffee.

Here is a very good article on leeching tannins from acorns.

https://www.rootsimple.com/2013/10/advanced-acorn-processing/

These are good cookies i loved them. I put peanut butter on the cookies but you could put it in them. I used a coarser flour for these ones and they seemed too gritty. I wanted to see how they tasted with a coarser flour. Grinding the flour so it is finer seems to give you more flavor. These come out with a slight chocolate like taste.

2 Cups Acorn flower – finely ground and sifted of any impurities for a smooth chocolate or more coarse for a nutty texture. Dry roast it on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200 until dark almost chocolate colored. I heated the flour I made the cookies in the pictures from for too long and they came out with a slight bitter taste. They taste better if you roast them a little lighter.

½ cup of honey or other sweetener.

½ cup of peanut butter.

2/3 cup of coconut oil, ghee, butter or another kind of fat. If you use the peanut butter in the cookie instead of on it then use a little less fat.

Just a dash of sea salt.
Combine sugar, milk and the fat source you have chosen in a pan along with the salt and if you choose to put the peanut butter in the cookie instead of on it then also put it in the pan. Cook on low heat until the moisture is gone then add the flour you roasted and stir. When mixed well use a tablespoon to drop onto a greased cookie sheet. Refrigerate , I hope you enjoy them.

 

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Acorn Coffee.

 

To make the coffee grind some nuts up in a coffee grinder then put on a cookie sheet and roast them in the oven on 250 until they are brown for light coffee. For a stronger coffee roast them at 300. I do not know the timing because I go by sight. The coffee in the picture is a light coffee. It has a slight nutty flavor.

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Very good DIY insect repellant.

 

I have read the research on this and it has been shown to work 10 times better then DEET.  When I spray it on no insects bother me. With biting insects carrying so many diseases and the CDC corruption causing Lyme to become epidemic it is a good idea to prevent illness by doing your best to avoid getting bit by any insects.

Make tea with catnip. About a table spoon per cup of water and a pinch of rose mary and cloves . To extent the amount of time it is effective add vanilla.

To make it for plants in the garden which I have used it for that also and it is very effective. Do the above mentioned things and then add the things below.

Smash a few cloves of garlic per gallon of water. Add a pinch of clove per cup of water. It doubles the time it is affective. Add ceyanne pepper. If you use the spray on your person you may want to leave the cayenne pepper out. If you have mold problems I found chelated copper works great. About 1 cap per 2 gallons of water worked great. Works great on people or in the garden. Mugwort also helps prevent mold on plants so you could add some tea made from mugwort to it.

Herbs that help with infection.

 

 

This is not medical advice , I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

This is a list of things that help with infection. I have literally seen hundreds of studies showing vaccines make pathogens more virulent. Knowing pathogens are going to become more deadly we need to learn how to protect ourselves. Almost all we were taught about germs is wrong. If you read my post on things science has wrong you will see that germ theory and terrain theory are wrong and have been proven to be wrong. Yet almost all modern day science is based on a theory that has repeatedly been proven wrong. This makes most modern day research to be flawed from the start. So we need to seek answers ourselves because if we do not we will not find them because modern science has headed the same direction it often times does in history. It has become corrupted by the greedy and power hungry. This results in the promotion of science that is very very flawed. If you also read my post on it is not your genes it is your gut you will also see flaws in other areas of science. I even discuss how the immune system really works.

I find Buhner’s list of herbs to be the most effective and safest of those I have seen listed.

http://buhnerhealinglyme.com/category/basics/

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/01/17/1716561115

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X13015946?via%3Dihub

https://www.asm.org/index.php/asm-newsroom2/press-releases/93495-viruses-you-ve-heard-the-bad-here-s-the-good

Up to 80% of vaccines are suspected of being contaminated with mycospasma. If not treated in time it can lead to many forms of chronic illness.

https://www.prohealth.com/library/mycoplasmas-the-missing-link-in-fatiguing-illnesses-19773

Germ theory is wrong and has been proven wrong many times. So to heal we need to get the crazy ideas they endoctrinated everyone with out of our heads.

https://www.naturalnewsblogs.com/germ-vs-terrain-theory-adopt-healthy/

http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/05/louis_pasteur_vs_antoine_bchamp_and_the_germ_theory_of_disease_causation_1.html

If possible it is good to breast feed infants, it protects them from infection.

https://www.naturalnews.com/053203_human_breast_milk_drug-resistant_superbugs_antibiotics.html

I do not believe in kissing an infant on the lips. There are valid reasons for this and people get angry when I mention it but the babies depend on us to protect them. What if someone who kisses the baby on the lips has been recently vaccinated. There is a good chance they are carrying a mycoplasma because vaccine have been shown to be contaminated with mycoplasma. Also vaccines have been shown to cause more virulent diseases to form. Those could be transmitted to the infant thus endangering their life.

https://www.top10homeremedies.com/news-facts/why-never-let-anyone-kiss-baby-lips.html

Before treating an infection you should read my post on endotoxemia to avoid developing sepsis.

https://chronicillnessrecovery.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=161

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4059412/

Often times infections can be linked to a vitamin deficiency. For example respiratory infection has been shown in many studies to be linked to a vitamin D deficiency. Now days this could also indicate high mercury or high glyphosate levels because they interfere with our bodies ability to convert vitamin D. In those instances vitamin D3 may help. Do not take excessive amounts of vitamin D. Anything over 4000 IU can cause oxalates to form which are very harmful to the body. I have posted on that.

https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6583

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29569355

Vitamin D deficiency puts us at a higher risk for getting TB.

https://www.e-epih.org/journal/view.php?doi=10.4178/epih.e2018035

Vitamin A deficiency dramatically increase our risk of infection and immune dysfunction. This is one vitamin we want to achieve homeostasis with though because excess amounts can lead to increased risk of cancer. It is best to try and get your vitamins from food sources when possible.

https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.nutr.21.1.167?rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&journalCode=nutr

Vitamin A deficiency makes us more susceptible to measles.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/91/5/1014

Thiamine may help with HIV infection.

https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(12)01312-4/fulltext

Those with low thiamine levels have more neurological damage during infection and worse mental outcomes.

https://www.psychosomaticsjournal.com/article/S0033-3182(16)30059-7/fulltext

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crinm/2018/3901619/

Many nutrient deficiencies have been linked to increased infection especially vitamin B6.

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/8/3/124

Low selenium levels may make us more susceptible to viral infection.

http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/7/1/333

https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/6/1/73/4558052

Low selenium status of a mother makes a baby more prone to infection the first six months of life, it also causes a lower neurological development rate.

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/5/486

There are instances were minerals will feed microbes for example zinc feeds the pathogenicity of Salmonella.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28874447

I have posted on oxidative stress. Redox homeostasis is very important in preventing infection and the damage caused by infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25401329

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/11/2459

This is why it is important to get the nutrients needed to support the production of metallothionein.

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/10/2197

Cholesterol is needed by the immune system. If we are deficient it can result in immune dysfunction. Since cholesterol is and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory it stands to reason we would suffer ill health effects when deficient in cholesterol.

https://academic.oup.com/qjmed/article/96/12/927/1533176

Cholesterol is needed to produce the hormones we need to protect us from viral infections. This is why if we have issues that cause our production of thiols to be inhibited like high mercury, high glyphosate, high glufosinate or high oxalate levels we need to address them so the body can produce what we need to fight infection.

https://www.cell.com/immunity/fulltext/S1074-7613(17)30074-2?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS1074761317300742%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/modern-diseases/the-benefits-of-high-cholesterol/

http://www.ravnskov.nu/2015/12/30/the-benefits-of-high-cholesterol/

We need fats to fight infection. Our cells are made up of a lipid layer. If we do not get enough fat our cells become easier targets for infection.

http://iai.asm.org/content/83/2/514.full

https://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v18/i7/627.htm

The types of fats are important. For example Omega 9 and Omega 3 help fight infection. Omega 6 does unless levels get too high. Many diets are too high in Omega 6 causing it to have to opposite effect. Omega 9 is found in the milk and fat from grass fed animals. Grain fed animals have much lower levels of Omega 9 fatty acids. This is also why we should address metabolic issues like pyphoria and pyrrole disorders which effect our bodies proper use of fats. I have posted on those. We also need to address sulfation issues which can lead to problems with our bodies proper use of fats.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4831806/

Omega 3 is needed to fight infections.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0923250817300621

Whether we take Omega 3 or not is determined by the type of infections. This does not mean we should avoid it but it means we should limit our intake with certain types of infections.

https://www.journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-4453(16)30252-3/fulltext

For example Omega 3s are very effective against viral infections.

https://www.cell.com/fulltext/S0092-8674(13)00216-X

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2090730313000455

Pretty good information on fatty acids.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/omega-3-6-9-overview#section1

One of the most potent was oregano. It really helped get my candida bact to commensal form. Not sure why but it gave me indigestion the first couple days. After that I was fine. It fights just about every type of pathogen even fungal.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-oregano-essential-oil.html

Wild oregano works the best.

http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=20050530142700

Self Heal helps fight the herpes virus. It also is a helicase inhibitor so would probably help with other viruses also.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874104001333?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2645367/

Black Sativa is an amazing herb. It fights some bacteria and fungus, it also kill worms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387228/

List of plants that have antiviral and antibacterial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3439294/

Plants that help with MRSA infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27585260

Stinging nettles helps fight MRSA

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25395702

Stinging nettles also helps fight the dengue virus, mcyoplasm and many other infectious angents.

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-018-2163-3

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23608375

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23342511

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21738755

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18505856

Stinging nettles also fights HIV and the HIV like simian virus found in vaccinations.

http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/content/74/2/330.long

Dandelion also helps fight dengue virus.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29548293

Biacalein which is found in sculletaria, plantain herb, and fleabane also helps fight dengue virus.

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-12-214

Querciten also helps fight the dengue virus and the flu.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22201648

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-018-2246-1

Evening Primrose helped heal my gut. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

https://www.e-sciencecentral.org/articles/SC000007033

http://www.scielo.br/pdf/cagro/v32n2/12.pdf

http://ndnr.com/homeopathy/oenothera-biennis-a-modern-remedy-with-traditional-roots/

https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-evening-primrose.html

Boneset helps fight the cold and flu. I found it to be extremely effective. I only had to take it for three days. It also helps fight malaria. There is an alkaloid in it and I have not had a chance to research the health effects of the alkaloid so I only use it for about three days. I will not use it any longer then that until I have a chance to research the safety of the alkaloid that is in it. I took it at night because it made me feel like I had a fever and it made me sweat. I decided I would rather sleep through that. Has been shown to be very effective against the flu. Has been shown to be very effective against RNA viruses which are usually the super viruses produced by vaccines. It also fight malaria.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874116302793?via%3Dihub

http://klemow.wilkes.edu/Eupatorium.html

http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/boneset-herb-health-benefits/

https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1016/j.homp.2006.06.003

http://www.rjwhelan.co.nz/herbs%20A-Z/boneset.html

Apple leaf has been shown to heal the gut. It kill most pathogens that can harm the gut. It also has many healing properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28097143

Hawthorne kills many pathogens that cause gut issues and also is high in mucilage so helps heal the gut.

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/7/9/5361/htm

Wild Basil has antibacterial properties.

https://www.academia.edu/2177104/Antibacterial_Activity_of_Naturally_Occurring_Compounds_from_Selected_Plants

Lemon Balm surprised me. It is known for reducing pain but has very good antimicrobial properties even against viruses including herpes.

https://draxe.com/melissa-essential-oil/

http://herbal-medicine.imedpub.com/melissa-officinalis-extract-inhibits-herpessimplex-virusi-glycoprotein-b-interactionwith-heparin-sulfate.php?aid=9161

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711308001128?via%3Dihub

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115000702

White malberry helps with peridontal diseases. It also helps fight other infections by activating TH1 cytokines. So those who are TH1 dominant would want to avoid this.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5897991/

https://foodandnutritionresearch.net/index.php/fnr/article/view/1289

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/23/1/4

Cleavers also known as bedstraw is very effective against MRSA

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27585260

Black mustard helps fight malaria.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4608310/

Galinsoga help fight gut infections. Many bacteria produce urease which raises ammonia levels in the body. Galinsoga inhibits urease which would reduce ammonia levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24066513

Virginia Pepperweed is effective against malaria.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.1210

Vitamin D is very effective at fighting infection. Some who have metabolic issues may have to take D3 if they aren’t converting vitamin D. Excess amounts of vitamin D can cause high oxalate levels. Most do not recommend over 4000 IU of vitamin D a day.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2017/study-vitamin-d-is-more-effective-than-flu-vaccine/

Kudzu has amazing healing properties and also helps fight viruses.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1607551X13001629

Fetid Goosefoot is also good at fighting protozoa infection.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.1192

Paeonia root helps fight viruses.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0121629

Wormwood helps with many types of infections including malaria.

http://www.mrcindia.org/journal/issues/514286.pdf

Baking soda helps with murcormycosis infection.

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2016/may/baking-soda-could-treat-rare-fungal-infection-in-diabetic-ketoacidosis-98341555.html

Coconut Oil helps fight infections including candida and Lyme. It contains monolauren.

https://draxe.com/caprylic-acid/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4738477/

Uva Ursi contain berberine which has been shown to very effective against many types of pathogens.

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/arctostaphylos-uva-ursi.html?cm_mmc=SocialSharing-_-Facebook-_-Links-_-/content/sigma-aldrich/global-home/global/en/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/arctostaphylos-uva-ursi

Lyme hides in the lymph nodes. Cleavers is good for getting rid of pathogens in the lymphs. Lyme has so many ways to evade the immune system that I will have to do a separate post on it.

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/lyme-disease-bacteria-take-cover-lymph-nodes-study-finds

Lyme and other infections can cause alkaline brain.

http://planetthrive.com/2010/12/the-alkaline-brain/

Some things that help fight Lyme.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4971593/

Lyme can cause mold illness. This is a good article on how to deal with it.

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/the-root-causes-of-mold-problems-msh-sirt1-socs3-and-hypoxia/

Golden Rod helps fight gut infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3979189/

Most species of violet are chemically similar. They have some antimicrobial properties and are very tasty.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4613244/

Japanese Honeysuckle has antibacterial and antiviral properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4497423/

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/905063/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4923575/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4765429/

Cat’s Claw has been found to be effective against many types of pathogens.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5384175/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4496084/

Moringa helps with urinary tract infection it also has potent antiviral properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29175786

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2014/906843/

Our commensal bacteria protect us from urinary infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2684288/

When things are out of balance some bacteria that protect us will become pathogenic. Science mistakenly list them as pathogens but when our bodies microbiome is balanced they are part of our immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4988121/

This was a pleasant surprise. One of my favorite foods purslane fights infections.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/9/16375

Plantain herb helps with streptococcus and other infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4341861/

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2003-41113

Mugwort fights many types of pathogens including mycoplasma.

https://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=rjmp.2015.234.240

Lactosucrose suppresses H1N1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4654070/

NAC inhibits the flu virus but I would take this in moderations. I have noticed when taken daily it seems to lose it’s benefits.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000629520900728X

Red Seaweed helps fight infection.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2016.00421/full

Do it yourself elderberry cough syrupt.

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Elderberry-Cough-Syrup-and-Tincture/

Red Gensing is a helicase inhibitor which prevents viruses from attaching to cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5052424/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jphp.12529

Pau D’Arco helped me a lot. It fights everything from parasites to mycospasma.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5585948/

http://www.ndhealthfacts.org/wiki/Tabebuia_avellanedae

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-879X2010000400004

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/mi/2018/9079527/

Vitamin C kills tuberculosis through the fenton reactions. Bad part about that the aluminum and mercury can shut down the fenton reaction and they are found in vaccinations. Glyphosate and glufosinate can also shut down the fenton reaction and they are found in most of our food suppley.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3698613/

Probiotics.

Our gut bacteria protect us from infection. The worst part of this glyphosate and glufosinate found in our food supply kill many of our beneficial gut bacteria. Antibiotics and heavy metals can also kill our gut bacteria.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3337124/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4351195/

http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/6/e01817-14.short

https://journals.lww.com/shockjournal/fulltext/2011/07000/Commensal_Microflora_Contribute_to_Host_Defense.11.aspx

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4083503/

http://www.jimmunol.org/content/184/12/6782

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5572226/

https://www.wjgnet.com/2150-5330/full/v8/i3/117.htm

Our microbiome even protect us from venereal disease and infection.

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0107758

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2662373/

Our gut bacteria protect our liver.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3840232/

Our gut bacteria protect us from food poisoning, unfortunately the BT Toxin in GMOs disable our gut bacterias ability to do this.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198571/

Our commensal bacteria protect our lungs from infection.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/121/Supplement_2/S115.2

We have to remember our gut bacteria train our immune system.

https://blog.bulletproof.com/how-to-own-your-gut-bacteria-and-fix-leaky-gut-syndrome/

http://www.jimmunol.org/content/198/2/572

https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-016-0921-4

We have to feed our gut bacteria.

https://www.newhope.com/ingredients/oligosaccharides-revealing-more-health-benefits

For each pathogen there is it’s commensal counter part which protects us from the pathogenic relative.

http://iai.asm.org/content/77/7/2876.full

Commensal H Pylori.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3895553/

We also have phages that protect us from illness but heavy metals, antibiotics, glyphosate and glufosinate destroy them. You can have them replaced but it is very expensive.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00566/full

Brewers yeast helps protect the good gut microbiota and kills many types of pathogens.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5354225/

There are many things that help restore autophagy like nobilene and fulvic acid. Autophagy is a very important part of the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3079381/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3359130/

I rarely don’t like drugs but Ebselem reduces oxidative stress and kills many types of pathogens including Lyme and mycoplasma.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030441651630068X?_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_origin=gateway&_docanchor=&md5=b8429449ccfc9c30159a5f9aeaa92ffb

Some things that help with biofilms. Many pathogens form biofilms especially those transmitted by ticks. This makes them drug resistant.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24377137

https://thescienceofnutrition.me/2015/03/13/natural-anti-biofilm-agents/

When sick we have a storm of cytokines that cause inflammation which can lead to sepsis so it is very important to reduce imflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606863/

It is very important to get the inflammation caused by infection and toxins under control because it effects iron homeostasis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108097/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2863531/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4132657/

https://myersdetox.com/transcript-162-rethinking-iron-supplementation-with-morley-robbins/

Coppers involvement in infecton.

http://www.biochemj.org/content/444/1/51

Inflammation can lead to autoimmunity.

http://www.sciwri.club/archives/4885

https://www.invivogen.com/review-type1-ifn-production

positive emotions helps fight infection.

https://journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2003/07000/Emotional_Style_and_Susceptibility_to_the_Common.25.aspx

Pathogens use our fat to thrive. Inhibiting phospholipase can help.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5790186/

Vitamin A inhibits the enzyme used by pathogens which should prevent them from being so pathogenic.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00914275

Some other Phospholipase inhibitors.

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00637158/document

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijb/2015/671562/

https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/articles-1/2015/11/13/great-plains-announces-new-test-for-phospholipase-a2-pla2-1

Chinese holly protects the lungs from injury from infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5041076/

we have to address oxidative stress when fighting and infection I have posted on nitrosative and oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22582501

If the infection and inflammation are not addressed it can lead to gall bladder problems and gall stones.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2774219/

I posted on things science has wrong. I had noticed most things they call pathogens have beneficial effects in the body. Some help get rid of toxins, while others help modulate and keep the immune system balanced. Some pathogens even fights cancer. So I kept researching and found when an illness exist then it can harm the pathogen so it has to go into survival mode. When it does that is when it can harm the body. So we much correct the problem to get the said pathogen back to commensal form.

http://www.ener-chi.com/virus-myths-exposed-the-true-causes-of-pandemics/

Endothelins can be high during chronic illness. If they are high we should try reducing them.

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/endothelins/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=The+Latest+From+SelfHacked&utm_campaign=Jan282018+Newsletter

Horsetail helped me a lot with my battle against Lyme but it doesn’t seem effective against many types of bacteria. I notice a lot of improvement in my health when I started using it. It helps fight viral and fungal infection. It is also effective against candida.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4920040/

http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Herbal_-_HMPC_assessment_report/2016/03/WC500203421.pdf

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14756360802667688

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1516-89132017000100455

Plantain Herb fights gangrene and viral infection.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354202000074?via%3Dihub

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0753332217322746

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2015/286817/

Many plants used by native american has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21054887

Antimicrobial plants used in India.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2015/265425/

Antimicrobials used in Pakistan.

https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-14-122

Golden Rod helps with colds and flu. It is high in betaine also known as tmg so can cause indigestion if taken in excess. It is not mentioned in this link but it stimulates bile production and reduces urinary tract infection. It can aid in digestion if you get that feeling like there is a brick in your gut after eating. It reduces inflammation and symptoms of allergies.

https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/herb/goldenrod

https://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_goldenrod.htm

Joe Pye is good for renal infections, kidney stones and gall stones. I know many who used it with good results. There are many who claim it has akaloids that can be toxic but I have not seen the research so I would use it in moderation if you choose to use it.

https://healthyfocus.org/gravel-root-benefits/

http://www.healthy.net/Health/Article/Gravel_Root/1907

http://thenatpath.com/williamson/herb-of-the-day-joe-pye-weed/

Herbs that help with Lyme.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27536352

http://www.tiredoflyme.com/teasel-root.html

Blue Berries help fight food born viruses.

http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4766&context=utk_graddiss

Wild cherry and chokecherry bark fight infection, cancer and heal the gut but can be toxic if over consumed.

https://theherbalacademy.com/wild-cherry-bark-monograph/

Opium lettuce is effective against gram positive bacteria and some gram negative.

https://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/CMR/article/viewFile/19073/19317

http://www.ijapbc.com/files/10-01-17/01.pdf

Wild Sarsparilla fights mycoplasma.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26669092

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111009263?via%3Dihub

I could list hundreds of studies showing curcumine fights a variety of infections from mycoplasma to viruses. I believe the fact it chelates iron might contribute to it’s effectiveness. If taken for too long it can cause a person to develop anemia.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354216307483?via%3Dihub

http://www.jfcmonline.com/article.asp?issn=2230-8229;year=2009;volume=16;issue=2;spage=59;epage=65;aulast=Al-Zanbagi

Many spices are very good at fighting infection.

https://www.herbco.com/t-herbs-infection.aspx

http://ejbio.imedpub.com/antibacterial-effect-of-herbs-and-spices-extract-on-escherichia-coli.pdf

http://www.candida-cure-recipes.com/antifungal-herbs.html

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/6/1283

Apple Cider vinegar is very good at killing a variety of pathogens including candida. It also has been shown to be as effective as aspirin against pain. Drinking it straight can damage the digestive system because it is very caustic. I mixed mine with water and a little honey.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18618-x

This is a pretty good list of herbs that fight Candida. But they mention tea tree oil which I would not consume. It can be toxic if consumed too much.

https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/natural-antifungal-supplements-candida/

Yarrow along with it’s pain killing and ability to make a person feel more positive has many antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232110/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317632510_Pharmacognosy_Phytochemistry_and_Pharmacological_Properties_of_Achillea_millefolium_L_A_Review

http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Herbal_-_HMPC_assessment_report/2011/09/WC500115468.pdf

Those whith high acetylcholine levels should avoid calendula. It is a cholesterase inhibitor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28767066

Calendula and thyme protect from afloxin toxins from mold.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24096837

Calendula also helps fight the common cold.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1965654

Ginger has been shown to have a broad range of antimicrobial and antiparacitic properties it is even effective against respiratory infection.

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-64402015000200105&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112007404?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29114136

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0882401017300815?via%3Dihub

Hibiscus has strong antiviral properties.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jvms/78/9/78_16-0124/_article

Most plants in the sage family have antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties. Red Sage seems to be the best.

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X07004709

Colloidal silver is effective against many types of pathogens. You must make sure it is true or pure colloidal silver at least 98% colloidal silver. In some countries they are allowed to sell ionic silver as colloidal silver. As far as I know ionic silver is not toxic but it does cause what they call blue man syndrome. It takes very high does to occur but it is proof the body cannot remove ionic silver. It is very effective against MRSA.

https://draxe.com/colloidal-silver-benefits/

http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/SRE/article-full-text-pdf/78F186B13472

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740956/

http://beforeitsnews.com/v3/health/2012/2444096.html

Beta glucans modulate the immune system helping to normalize it. Many pathogens will cause an over active immune response which helps to stealth them from the immune system. This helps to enhance the immune response to a pathogen. I have posted on beta glucan if you want to learn more.

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/18/9/1906/htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4322159/

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/bakers-yeast-betaglucan-decreases-episodes-of-common-childhood-illness-in-1-to-4-year-old-children-during-cold-season-in-china-2155-9600-1000519.php?aid=74171

Whey protein increases glutathione in those with HIV.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11168457

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5425915/

https://academic.oup.com/tropej/article/52/1/34/1643836

Lactoferrin protects from viral, fungal and bacteria infections. It is even effective against the Vibrio species.

https://www.jiac-j.com/article/S1341-321X(14)00286-4/fulltext

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02633/full

http://aac.asm.org/content/54/10/4335.long

Lactoferrin combined with the right probiotics helps restore normal bladder bacteria.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00404-018-4771-z

Egg whites help fight infections in the same way lactoferrin does.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

http://aac.asm.org/content/21/5/840.long

The body will hide iron from some pathogens because it feeds them. Many pathogens have overcome this ability. Lactoferrin has been shown to inhibit those pathogens ability to use iron.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3676888/

Rooibos has antibacterial qualities. It really helps me if I get a cold or flu transmitted to me from someone who got vaccinated. Yeah I know they are supposed to be dead pathogens. Why does everyone around someone who has been vaccinated get ill including the vaccinated person? Rooibos also is a strong HIV inhibitor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24036515

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb1992/61/2/61_2_267/_article

Rooibos is effective against the flu.

http://naosite.lb.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10069/37898/1/ISYK998_Rahmasari.pdf

Some herbs that help with liver flukes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26695200

Benefits of Black Sativa.

This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational reasons only.

stock-photo-black-cumin-nigella-sativa-or-kalonji-seeds-in-spoon-on-wooden-background-selective-focus-toned-530678491

Health effects of nigella sativa

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/

Black Sativa fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758943/

Black Sativa helps with cardiovascular disease by stabilizing mast cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387229/

Black sativa improves thyroid health.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5112739/

Black Sativa helps with neurological disorders,

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884225/

antimicrobial effects of black sativa

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387228/

Black sativa reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587602/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884216/

Black sativa increases serotonin,

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3951226/

Benefits of Beta Glucan

This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

Make sure your sources of beta glucan is organic because if you have read my post on GMOs you would know they destroy our health and many sources of Beta Glucan are GMO if not organic. Grains and mushrooms are sources of beta glucan.

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/sources-betaglucan-9117.html

https://drericz.com/beta-glucan-sources/

https://oriveda.wordpress.com/beta-glucan-yeast-or-mushroom/

I do not agree with everything in this article but it is fairly accurate. It describes different fibers and their functions.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/different-types-of-fiber

 

Beta glucan fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2704234/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339609/

Health effect of beta glucans.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5302426/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618555/

Beta glucon helps rats with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5622776/

Yeast glucon strengthens the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4012169/

Beta glucan reduces inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5341410/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5587958/

Health effects of beta glucan

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217690

Cat’s Claw

This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

stock-vector-catcalls-uncaria-tomentosa-or-vilcacora-medicinal-plant-botanical-vector-illustration-693859270

phytochemicals of cats claw and benefits

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618088/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5384175/

Cat’s claw fights pathogens and cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5384175/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691514001173?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3567083/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3395261/

Cat’s claw helps with cystitis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4496084/

Nutriceuticals for arthritis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3400101/

Cat’s claw helps prevent diabetes.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111004387?via%3Dihub

Protects from kidney injury

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0080-62342011000100027&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

DNA repair

https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9ww9f65d

Anxiety and the gut.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_aging/healthy_body/the-brain-gut-connection#.WMsgQMyqylA.facebook

Horsweed

 

Conyza Canadensis

Used to be known as Erigeron Canadensis. It has a somewhat hot taste like black pepper. I like the taste but I think it is better to use as a spice. Many use it in place of tarragon. I do not know what tarragon taste like so cannot comment on that. I used to grow it now I try and manage it. It does not take much for it to get away from you and overtake things. Some call it Horseweed, some call it mares tail. Is resistant to glyphosate so be careful where you forage it.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/horseweed.aspx

http://www.eattheweeds.com/conyza-canadensis-herb-fire-food-2/

It helps fight cancer and reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26846256

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21294076

Kills flukes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26695200

Phytochemicals, wow has some good ones.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23270230

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21954558

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/cpb/50/12/50_12_1558/_article

Has anti-inflammatory effects, possibly by upregulating heme oxygenase-1 expression.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4122705/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19521071

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3725873

Prevents blood clotting.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21172723

http://www.elis.sk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=625&category_id=28&option=com_virtuemart&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1

Fights parasites and fungus.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22612410

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23049473

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21054146

Antibacterial.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22623891

Seems it may help with adrenal fatigue.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20121251

Reduces oxidative stress, and decreases CO2 generation in platelets.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16973495

Plantain Herb

 

 

Plantago Major and Plantago Lanceolata

Most call P. Major broad leaf plantain and P. Lanceolata narrow leaf plantain. The health benefits are similar but P. Major taste much better though I like the taste of both, I prefer P. Major. Or P Rugelii which looks similar to P. Major but it has a purple or red color at the bottom of the leaf stem. It is the mildest tasting of the three and has a somewhat sweet taste. This is another herb that is a power house when it comes to healing. It can help balance the immune system. Helps with inflammation and poor blood circulation. Kills many pathogens and has amazing healing abilities. It can kill gangrene so the phytochemicals are being researched in it. It also fights chronic illnesses even cancer. I have found it works fantastic for rashes especially poison ivy. To prevent a rash I will take Jewel Weed and use the juices because it is good at breaking up the urishiol. It doesn’t prevent the rash though but will reduce the effects of the urishiol in poison ivy or poison sumac. I then use the juice from plantain to prevent the a rash. It contains biacalein which is what give sculletaria it’s healing benefits.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/rugels-plantain.aspx

https://wellnessmama.com/4638/plantain-herb-profile/

Cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29710521

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28839362

Speeds up the healing of wounds and prevents infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29575942

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25244603

Protects the renal system from inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29632849

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29507272

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28335408

It also protects our bodies from oxidative stress which is the cause of chronic illness.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27514764

The many benefits are listed in this study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5878035/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29028587

It contians biacalein and aucubin. This gives it many healing abilities along with the ability to fight pathogens. Biacalein has been shown to reverse some injury to the cardiovascular system and the lungs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26618515

Contains oligosaccharides (mucilage) which help balance gut bacteria and heal the gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28704184

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10399303

The seeds have the most mucilage and really helped heal my gut. The seeds are what most know as physillium.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27702546

Galinsoga

 

 

IMG_20180622_135147Galinsoga Parviflora

Galinsoga Parviflora is the one I am familiar with and the one I grow. There are many varieties and they have similar health effects. Galinsoga is one of my favorites when it comes to taste. It has a mild taste. It also has many benefits and is a natural ACE inhibitor. Has antioxidant abilities comparable to silymarin. Has antimicrobial abilities.

http://foragerchef.com/galinsoga/

http://www.eattheweeds.com/galinsoga-ciliata-quickweed-is-fast-food-2/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24066513

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26749807

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26092182

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22085305

Galinsoga I also and Alpha glucosidase inhibitor which would help with diabetes. It would also inhibit viruses like HIV and Hepatitis. Those with glycogen storage disorders would want to avoid eating Galinsoga.

Galinsoga is also a urease inhibitor which would prevent many types of infection and reduces urinary stone formation.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14756360802667688

It would also help with high blood pressure because it is an ace inhibitor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18598177

All those benefits and it is tasty to.

Arugula another super food.

 

 

arugulaEruca Sativa

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. This is for informational and educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, know a plant before you use it.

I found out about this plant by accident. I strange weed started growing in my garden. I posted it in a plant ID group on Facebook and they identified it as Arugula. I tasted it and it had a pleasant taste. Not only that I have Lyme and was having a bad day, after eating it I felt better so decided to find out more about it. I eat it in salads and on pizza but I have heard that it taste good added to dishes you would add oregano to like spaghetti.

https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/arugula.html

https://draxe.com/arugula-salad/

It would help those who have myocarditis or thrombosis it prevents blood clotting. It is probably why it made me feel better because I have Lyme carditis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277002/

It helps with neurological issues and would help with autoimmunity because it restores function of IL-10 which Lyme and HIV inhibit.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5928599/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25837274

Arugula helps prevent cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4442471/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367326X11000657?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4065051/

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26745094&key=2015.16.18.8411

High in antioxidants so it improves skin barrier function.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.5138

It contains Isorhamnetin which is also found in onions and other spices. It is renoprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4840710/

Phytochemicals

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf052756t

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17590871

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27816826

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22369966

It chelates the bad iron from the body and reduces reactive oxygen species.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5701420/

It inhibits urease which would help with gastric ulcers. It would also help lower ammonia levels in the body.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2156587214527452?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2675085/

Reduces Quinone which would help with sepsis, detox issues, a leaky blood brain barrier and hormone issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27523193

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4312139/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5241708/

Would help protect from vaccine injury and other toxins. Protects the thyroid.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17207565

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3153205/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-017-8671-8

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26320454&key=2015.16.14.5801

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28913779

It is high in Erucin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27087163

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/12829

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13880209.2017.1280687

Reduces inflammation because it is high in isothiocyanites.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22453842

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5037733/

Angelica

 

Angelica Archangelica

This is not medical advice it should not be taken as such. I am posting this for informational and educational purposes only. If in doubt do not use a plant if you are not certain of it’s safety or identification.

Angelica is related to carrots and celery so will taste similar. I have Angelica Archangelica and it has a mild celery like taste. Some species of Angelica can cause light sensitivity when eaten. A. Sylvestris is one of them. There are many toxic plants that look very similar so make certain you know this one before you even try to use it. Angelica has a husk like part close to where the stems meet. The one I am familiar with is Angelica Archangelica. It is the only one I have seen. It can get very tall, mine used to be then I cut it down. Every since I cut it down it has not recovered.

Identifying

https://wildfoodgirl.com/2011/angelica-enhances-alcohol-satisfies-sweet-tooth/

Each Angelica species has their own unique benefits. A. Archangelica has free radical scavenging properties, and strong antimicrobial properties and taste good to.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5620520/

https://supplementpolice.com/angelica-root-extract/

Reduces anxiety

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22960104

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23297567

Those with high acetycholine levels should not take it because it can slightly raise acetycholine levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21786787

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18069242

Leaves and stems are best for anxiety.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942901/

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15813373

http://iv.iiarjournals.org/content/19/1/191.long

Has hepatoprotective effects.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/69530

Prevents seizures

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003174/

Prevents skin aging.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/php.12595

Inhibits herpes and coxsackie

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28487231

If there is poison Hemlock nearby don’t use it . There are claims Angelica and Hemlock can hybridize.

Wild Sarsparilla

 

Aralia Nudicaulis

Please make certain you know a plant before using it. If in doubt don’t. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

I have eaten the leaves of wild sarsparilla they do not have much flavor. The roots I have made tea with and I do not think the tea tasted very good but it does have many health benefits. This is in the same family as Panax Gensing and has many of the same chemical properties which means it is adaptogenic.

http://foragenortheast.com/plants/s-t/sarsaparilla-wild/

It is in the same family as gensing so has many of the same properties.

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/wild_sarsaparilla.htm

Phytochemicals.

http://doctorschar.com/false-sarsaparilla-aralia-nudicaulis/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26669092

Fights cancer

http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/26/3A/2157.long

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17034664

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16827159

Fights mycoplasma

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22234257

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4981992/

Golden Rod

Solidago Canadensis

Golden Rod has a peppery taste. I have eaten the root when young and it is tasty but not so tasty when it gets older. It has great detoxing and antibiotic properties. It helps reduce coughing. Most only eat the leaves and flowers. I do know it must kill tick born illness because when I first drank tea made from it I herxed very bad.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/goldenrod.aspx

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23041666

http://ndnr.com/autoimmuneallergy-medicine/solidago-an-inflammation-modulator/

https://www.stlukes-stl.com/health-content/medicine/33/000251.htm

In low doses in increases reactive oxygen species and in high doses it lowers them.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23848059

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16451754

Phytochemicals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22007910

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23600612

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11985846

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10190971

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1367338

Has antibacterial properties

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3979189/

Inhibits cancer growth.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15519169

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3894524/

Smilax

Smilax

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for informational and educational purposes only. If in doubt don’t get to know a plant and it’s safety before using it.

There are many plants in the Smilax family in my area which is the eastern part of the United States. The ones I am familiar with are S. Ecirrhata, and S. Tamnoides. S. Tamnoides has briars on them that really hurt when jagged by them. We also have S. Glauca, S. Herbaceous, S. Rotundifolia, S. Pulverulenta, and S. Pseudochina in my area. I have eaten the leaves and like the taste. Many say the young shoots taste like asparagus. I have never eaten the roots but they are edible.

http://floridahillbilly.com/smilax-a-backyard-wild-edible/

http://www.eattheweeds.com/smilax-a-brier-and-thats-no-bull/

Most of them have the same phytochemicals that I am familiar with so they will be the ones I list studies on.

Has anti allergy properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26387391

fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4351248/

http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/8/5/464.long

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/12/19890

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26607178

http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/8/5/464.long

Reduces inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25817687

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363603/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5585559/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4244943/

Helps with pelvic inflammatory disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23353177

Protects against myocardial hypertrophy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25926285

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23954280

Cardioprotective

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24953033

Has antimicrobial properties.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/18/5/5265

May have hepaprotective effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23681353

Contain Astilbin which is renal protective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644810

Contains steroidal saponins. Which has antifungal, and anti inflammatory.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5507813/

Protects from lead poisoning.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20580805

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4244943/

Contains taxifolin which has many health benefits. It is also known as dihydroquerciten. Too many benefits to list here.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12016952

Fights herpes and other viruses

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf030837o

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X08005692?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16375860

Helps with gout

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24140588

Wild Yam

 

 

Dioscoria Villosa

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for educational and informational purposes only. Please be careful make sure you know a plant before you use it.

Known as Wild Yam. I have tasted it, it is not to bad. The leaves and root contain estrogen like chemicals and have steroidal like properties. This one has been found to have many benefits for women. There are hundreds of varieties of Discoria and many of them have similar phytochemicals. The most common one found in North America is D Villosa. There is one from China that grows a bigger root. D Villosa is the one I grow. It contains diosgenin which is an estrogen like chemical.

https://draxe.com/wild-yam/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3935402/

Helps with menstruation and and female fertility.

http://natural-fertility-info.com/reproductive-system-support-for-women-with-wild-yam.html

Has steroidal type properties.

https://www.herbs2000.com/homeopathy/dioscorea.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5592723/

The leaves have antioxidants and do not taste that bad.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29731440

Has steroid like properties which reduces pain and inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3734200/

Helps with breast cancer.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003986115301120?via%3Dihub

Helps with hyperglycemia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24607838

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4162539/

Not certain of this study haven’t seen others. Claims over consumption can cause kidney fibrosis.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691508003748?via%3Dihub

Can inhibit bone loss.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3913014/

Here is a recent study showing diosgenin fights cancer, inflammation, increases thickness of skin, has antibiotic properties, helps with diabetes, helps with thrombosis (blood clotting), and is and anticoagulant. Has cardioprotective properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5225340/

Prevents oxalates.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009279714002658?via%3Dihub

Curly Dock and Yellow Dock

 

Yellow dockRumex Crispus

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I have posted this for informational and educational purposes. Know your plants if in doubt don’t . Some parts of plants are edible while other parts can be lethal.

There are many species of yellow dock but the one most are familiar with is R. Obtusifolius. It has many benefits from detoxing, providing much needed nutrients especially minerals. The young shouts and leaves can be eaten but become high oxalate when they get older especially when the stems start turning red. Oxalates can cause severe damage in the body and even death. It is why I mainly use the root and only eat the stems once in a while when they are very young. Young first years roots taste good cooked in butter they have kind of a nutty flavor. When they get older they get tough and bitter. I use second year roots to make tea. So separate the seeds from the husk and use them to make flour. I have not been successful with that. I did see a video on Youtube were a young man used a food processor with a dough mixing blade on it to separate them and then put them on a tray an place a fan by them to blow the husk away and it seemed to work pretty well. The health benefits of the root is pretty astounding to me. There are other types of dock with similar benefits but in my area Yellow Dock is the most common. Most Docks have cross bread and share the similar benefits. R. Obtusifolius or very common and have cross bread so much you can barely tell them apart.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/yellow-dock.aspx

https://www.mommypotamus.com/yellow-dock-root-benefits-uses/

The leaves are so high in oxalates eating them can be fatal.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2238449

The seeds have antifungal properties.

http://jjmicrobiol.com/en/articles/13733.html

It is a good source of antioxidants.

http://www.sciencedomain.org/abstract/16950

Helps with just about every illness it is even good for detoxing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26384001

Since most Yellow Dock has cross bread with Curly Dock I am going to include studies on it.

Has renal protective effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5424563/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960894X13005404?via%3Dihub

Contains nepodin which helps with diabetes

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24756979

Nepodin malaria

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12272-013-0055-0

Protects DNA and fights cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3506869/

The fruit protects from oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20623623

The root prevents bone loss so would help with osteoporosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5657118/

Yarrow

 

 

 

Achillea Millefolium

This is for educational and informational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t. If you do not know a plant well do not use it.

I do not like the taste of Yarrow but I do know eating it has had noticeable effects. I noticed I had increased energy levels. There are sites that claim it lowers blood pressure but my friends who had hypertension experienced a rise in their blood pressure when they used Yarrow. Has has been used for many illnesses even hemorrhoids. There are claims that when applied to wounds it stops bleeding. There are many species of Achillea but I am fimiliar with A. Millefolium. The others  chemical makeup is very similar.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/common-yarrow.aspx

https://wellnessmama.com/7106/yarrow-herb-profile/

It’s effects on cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29883784

Speeds up healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29731432

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610620/

Contains Achillolide A which prevents amyloid plaque build up and would help with Alzheimer. Achillolide A has many benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960475/

Achillolide A reduces reactive oxygen species.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296602862_Achillolide_A_Protects_Astrocytes_against_Oxidative_Stress_by_Reducing_Intracellular_Reactive_Oxygen_Species_and_Interfering_with_Cell_Signaling

Yarrow helps with diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29031783

Reduces anxiety

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111008567?via%3Dihub

They claim it reduces blood pressure through it’s diuretic properties but I have seen it increase peoples blood pressure. One thing I did notice the ones it increased blood pressure in did not drink adequate amount of water.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23791807

Improves cognitive abilities, prevents strokes, reduces oxidative stress, reduces symptoms of MS, and helps with neurodegenerative disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569446/

Phytochemicals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15688780

http://www.actabp.pl/pdf/2_2011/203.pdf

has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590066/

Only way to describe this is it enhances the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27083352

Reduces pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26238568

Appears to kill pain without no toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5686861/

Can cause problems in those with high glutathione levels. This study is viewed as negative but it appears by their results it reduce quinone and would help with interstitial cystitis. If I had time I would get into more detail and explain why.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25870009

Helps with diabetes by protecting pancreatic cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293613/

Reduces oxalates so would help with high oxalate levels and stone formation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4290053/

It is effective against the New Castle Disease Virus and other infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4138681/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12860311

Is neuroprotective, protects the brain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071708/

Has antispasmodic effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3847392/

Inhibits histamine H1 receptors and muscarinic receptor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3831720/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3608287/

This is what I notice in the other study and why I said it would help with interstitial cystitis. It has NO scavenging abilities. The also would help with kidney disease were people have excessive bleeding.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22976260

How it helps with acid reflux or gastric irritation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151891

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20420892

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19093480

How it helps with asthma and hypertension

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20857434

Is a calcium channel blocker. This would help with things like high blood pressure, and other circulatory disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16619341

Yarrow stimulates bile production so would help with constipation and gall bladder issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16303291

Velvet Leaf Plant

Abutilon Theophrasti

This is not medical advice I am posting this for information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t make certain of a plant before you use it.

I have eaten the seeds but no other parts. This plant is new to me. I know it is Roundup ready because I have seen it in field that had been sprayed by Glyphosate containing products so be careful where you forage it. They can overtake a crop and can reduce production. The fiber is used to make rope. I have seen sites that claimed the seeds can remain viable in the soil for many many years. So when I forage them for the seeds I pull the whole plant out because I get them from a friend who grows his crops organically and uses no harmful chemicals.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/velvet-leaf-fiber-and-food/

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/abutilon/theophrasti/

The leaves have antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The leaves also reduce hydroxy radicals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872602/

http://www.ptfarm.pl/pub/File/Acta_Poloniae/2017/3/881.pdf

Contain Hibiscuslide C which is antifungal.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23816874

The flowers are high in flavoniods.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16161355

Sumac, no it is not poisonous.

Rhus Typhina

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If you are not certain don’t, do not use a plant if you do not know it. Make certain of thing you plan on eating or using.

No it is not poisonous. It is very tasty it taste like lemon aid but does not have the bitter after taste. It has many health benefits. The poison sumac is not in the same family. There are many in the Rhus family which is the sumac family. The one I will be talking about is Rhus Typhina which is known as Staghorn Sumac. There are a few other species in my area but Staghorn Sumac has the lowest oxalate levels. The sumac berry of all species is very high in nutrients. It grows very quickly and spreads through the roots or seeds so be careful where you plant it. Since the nutrient content of most of the rhus are the same I will list studies for a variety from the rhus family and it would most likely apply to R. Typhina.

http://www.valuefood.info/61/health-benefits-of-sumac/

Many cultures have used Sumac berries in their cooking and there are many recipes on the internet on using them in your cooking.

https://www.easylebaneserecipes.com/sumac-health-benefits-in-your-food/

Phytochemicals.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23850248

Helps prevent Parkinson’s Disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28419945

Helps break up biofilms.

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/mmr/16/1/949

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4758048/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4532997/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5599689/

High in gallic acid which protects our DNA.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19022266

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5731335/

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4232791/

Lowers oxLDL levels

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4269531/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29425477

Stimulates PON1 which helps with detoxing and diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4274568/

Neuroprotective

http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/6/2/48

Scavenges reactive oxygen species. Reduces oxidative stress. Which would relax the blood vessels and lower blood pressure.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0029-1185797

Shepherd’s Purse

 

 

Capsella Bursa-Pastoris

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such this is for informationalshepherds purse2.jpg and education purposes. Please make sure you know your plants if in doubt don’t.

I love the taste of shepherd’s purse. It is high in sulfates and I had issues with high sulfite leveles but for some reason it did not bother me like other foods that are high in sulfur.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/shepherds-purse.aspx

https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/shepherds-purse/

Reduces menstrual bleeding.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29641247

Reduces inflammation

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/22/6/1023

Has been found to help with urinary problems.

https://www.florahealth.com/us/articles/shepherds-purse/

Self Heal

self heal

Prunella Vulgaris is the one I am familiar with Prunella Grandiflora has bigger flowers and I have never seen it. They are known as heallall, or self heal.

This is not medical advice this is form information and educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t, if you are not certain of the identification of a plant do not use it. Has many health benefits and has been shown to stimulate healing throughout the body including areas that are difficult to heal like cartilage and ligaments. Has been shown to fight cancer and infection.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/self-heal.aspx

Fights cancer through multiple pathways.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25331476

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5865815/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27586473

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/or/34/5/2445

Protects against UVB damage and aging.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29378470

Prevents renal fibrosis so would help with fatty liver.

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X1750029X?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Protects cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28001065

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26376910

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27768926

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25278372

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3471066/

Helps with autoimmunity,excess inflammation and allergies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27566209

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26996013

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/FO/C4FO01039F#!divAbstract

Helps fight Ebola.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26778707

Helps with leaky gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4635162/

Helps with fatty liver.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0035-1558112

Is high in ursolic acid which has many health benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25088993

https://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/ursolic-acid

Phytochemistry

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25078822

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4206729/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21498022

Anti inflammatory

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3856017/

Prevents heart disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3789443/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4133916/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4782109/

Great for detoxing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23477155

Helps with ADD

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23348874

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3269750/pdf/ijms-13-01258.pdf

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/31/3/31_3_531/_article

Inhibits HMGB1 which helps with sepsis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21971692

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4363608/

Inhibits HIV infection

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096947/

Inhibits virus replication

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2645367/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17475343

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2006-951719

Helps with mast cell activation syndrome or allergies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17609508

Skullcap

Scutellaria

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such , I am posting this for information and educational purposes only. If in doubt don’t please know your plants before using them.

There are many plants that are poisonous that get mistaken for Scutellaria and are sometimes contaminants in supplements containing Skullcap. Two of the most common that can be mistaken for Skullcap that are poisonous are Downy Skullcap (scutellaria icana) and Germander which is in the Teucrium family.

The ones with the most health benefits in the order of effectiveness are Sculletaria Racemosa, Sculletaria Biacalensis, and the one with the best sedative effects is Sculletaria Lateriflore.

They contain biacalein which I have seen miss spelled as biacalin in some studies. It has amazing healing abilities. S Racemosa has the highest levels of biacelain. It has been shown to be very effective against cancer with little side effects. One of the problems I had with Skullcap was that it healed my nerves and improved my blood circulations so fast that all heck broke loose. The best way I can describe it is when you sleep on your arm and it goes to sleep. As the blood flow returns you experience muscle spasms and major tingling. That happened to me for about three days when I started taking it and then I started to feel much much better. I was surprised at how fast it was healing me. I used Sculletaria Racemosa.

https://draxe.com/skullcap/

http://www.herbslist.net/skullcap.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3678518/

Biacalein has been shown to be effective against liver fibrosis and correct metabolic disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3678518/

Skullcap helps with asthma and COPD.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5971322/

It has antibacterial and anti inflammatory effects which helps prevent periodontal disease.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/92853

Effective against various types of cancer.

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/mmr.2018.9036

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5929448/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29797601

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5688794/

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X18500027?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

This would also help interstitial cystitis because this is something cancer patients and those with interstitial cystitis have in common.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29697746

Reduces artherosclerosis by reducing oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29793330

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29495284

Reduces inflammation and the way it does it would be very beneficial for those with interstitial cystitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29331857

Reduces hypertension

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X18500404?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5543745/

Improves chances of having a successful pregnancy.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5963314/

Helps with autoimmune disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29656117

Protects the brain and nerves and stimulates healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758355/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21718777

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/41/4/41_b17-00768/_article

Helps with NAFLD, fatty liver disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29542003

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29158052

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29031535

Helps fight the flu.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5869510/

http://www.elis.sk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=5567&category_id=145&option=com_virtuemart&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1

Prevents heart failure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5783530/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29047162

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/mmr/16/6/9251

Reduces bone inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29253124

Helps heal leaky gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5707656/

Helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29028535

The list goes on and on as to the benefits of Skullcap.

Purslane a super food.

 

 

Portulaca Oleracea

Purslane is a super food it has almost all the nutrients the body needs including fats needed by the body. It is slightly tangy in the morning but after the sun has hit it the tangyness goes away and it has a nutty flavor when cooked. I love it raw in salads and it is great in stir fries. It is very high in mucilage so can be used to thicken soups. It is an unusual plant because when broken off the detach branch can form seeds. It is one of my favorites and I grow it in big quantities because of the many uses it has.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/purslane.aspx

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/purslane.html

It has many health benefits, it is anti ulcerative, fights cancer, reduces oxidative stress, helps with diabetes, fights cancer, and reduces inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4321094/

It stimulates insulin secretion.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5974063/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29514130

It enhances glucose uptake.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29341802

Fights inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29685654

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27396870

Is hepaprotective.

http://www.eurekaselect.com/160877/article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749558/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4399094/

Helps with colitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29579933

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4891426/

Enhances cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28363525

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19879120

Reduces lung inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5641415/

Contains Alpha Linolenic Acid and Omega 3 fatty acids.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28732439

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934766/

Fights cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28714363

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27911090

Helps with asthma.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5316266/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4376287/

Is neuroprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5126344/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27731637

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0001-37652016005010109&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Hmmm same thing that is used in vaccines is used to damage the brains of rats. Well Purslane helps with that also.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26563420

Reduces blood pressure.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26854844

antimicrobial.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/20/9/16375

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26904730

Inhibits hepatitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25871297

Helps with osteoporosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4501198/

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/38/1/38_b14-00567/_article

Reduces oxLDL

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25442258

Fights fatigue.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25296504

The list of benefits goes on and on. It is one amazing plant.

Knotgrass

Polygonum Aviculare

This is not medical advice it is for information and educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, please make sure you know your plants before using them.

Also known as knotgrass. Usually used to make tea. In Japan it is used in soups and crushed and used in many other dishes. It has oxy radical scavenging abilities.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/knotgrass.aspx

https://medievaldigger.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/spring-is-coming-and-so-is-the-knotgrass-an-herbal-wound-cleanser/

It can scavenge peroxynitrate which cause a lot of damage in the body especially to the bladder and blood brain barrier. It reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24270289

https://scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0716-97602006000200010&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Prevents artherosclerosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24370878

Slows aging because it is high in Juglanin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24638927

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24519811

Helps with asthma and COPD.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5814568/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5881803/

High in Juglanin which inhibits cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5706842/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27899257

Is neuroprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29136779

Juglanin is hepaprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27261609

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21783944

Promotes healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26929003

Has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3730555/

Reduces fibrosis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10706393

Wild Violet

Viola

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. It is for information and educational purposes. If in doubt don’t make sure you know your plant before you use them.

Their are many species of wild violet but their nutrients and phytochemistry is pretty much the same.

Viola Biflora, Viola Canina, Viola, V. Labradorica, V. Odorata, V. Rostrata, and V. Sororia are the ones I am familiar with. They all taste the same to me. I love them it is one of my favorite wild edibles. I could eat wild violets daily. They have similar nutrients as dandelion only higher levels of them.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/wild-violet.aspx

https://thesurvivalmom.com/enjoy-wild-violets/

The viola species have hepaprotective properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5217637/

They reduce inflammation and an over active immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3918579/

Reduces coughing

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25954025

Phytochemicals that are good for the heart and oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23035206

Reduces oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4967839/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26751970

Is nueroprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27516984

Anti inflammatory.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17983197

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4163403/

Fight bacterial infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20558471

Reduces histamines

http://www.thepab.org/files/2017/March-2017/PAB-MS-160199.pdf

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874113005941

Is high in mucilage which heals the gut. It is so high that when I make tinctures they come out like a gel.

https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/herbs/v-z/viola-tricolor/

Ironweed, Veronia species of flowers.

Veronia Noveboracensis known as New York Ironweed is the one I am familiar with. Most of the Veronia species contain Vernolid A which has been shown to inhibit cincer. V Noveboracensis does not contain as much as the others. This is the only species I have seen in person.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21256125

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22176676

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21649480

Veronia Amygdalina and V. Cinerea were the most potent of the Veronia species.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23395623

V Amygdalina reduces oxidative stress and helps with diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4295350/

V Cinerea can help with nicotine addiction.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25857233

V Amygdalina can reduce oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26196573

V amydalina is hepaprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25553678

Have not seen toxicity studies on the other Veronia species but V. Cinerea shows no toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20645763

Prickly Lettuce also known as opium lettuce.

Prickly Lettuce also Known as Opium Lettuce.

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. It is for information and educational purposes. Know your plants before using them. If in doubt don’t.

Luctuca Virosa is in the lettuce family it is wild lettuce. It contains the highest amounts of Luctucarium a pain killer that has sedative effects. It is chemically similar to opium but is non addictive. Luctucarium is the white milky substance you see when you peel a leaf from a head of lettuce. Domesticated lettuce seeds are also high in it. Prickly Lettuce has a bitter taste but I kind of like the taste. It has been shown to have anti inflammatory properties.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106001280?via%3Dihub

There have been incidences of overdosing but none fatal that I am aware of.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3031874/

Has been shown to fight malaria.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037887410400337X?via%3Dihub

Information on preparation and usage.

http://entheology.com/plants/lactuca-virosa-wild-lettuce-opium/

There are a variety of wild lettuce and most are not as potent as L. Virosa.

https://wildfoodgirl.com/2013/let-us-appreciate-wild-lettuce/

It also contains vitamin A.

http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/_Wild_Lettuce_10294.php

Lobelia also known as indian tabacco.

Lobelia Inflata

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t please know your plants before using them. Helps those with breathing issues.

Has been used to break nicotine addiction. Has an alkaloid similar to nicotine but non addictive. Has been shown to reduce nicotine withdrawal. Can cause overdose similar to nicotine overdose so has to be used with causion. Most of the lobelia have the same phytochemicals but Lobelia Inflata is the most potent and the one I am most familiar with. I cannot identify the others.

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/lung-cleansing-benefits-of-lobelia/

https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-lobelia.html

Nicotine like alkaloid.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26259655

Can reduce the cancers resistance to apoptosis.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711307003066?via%3Dihub

Can help with depression.

https://jpharmsci.org/article/S0022-3549(15)48894-X/pdf

Has sedative properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8103103

Stimulates the VMAT2 receptor also known as the God receptor because it activate when we participate in spiritual things. Vaccines can damage and inhibit the VMAT receptor which can cause psychosis and bipolarism. It also helps break the abuse when addicted to psychtropic drugs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3725992/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24484975

Some of the chemicals in lobelia are Sigma1 agonist so would help with methamphetamine addiction.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3157915/

When used in moderation it is hepaprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5416629/

Helps with asthma and bronchitis but has many side effects if over used.

https://www.stlukes-stl.com/health-content/medicine/33/000264.htm

Lemon Balm

Melissa Officinalis

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If in doubt don’t if you do not know a plant do not use it.

Lemon Balm is good for soothing the stomach and for relaxing. It has also been shown to be good for making a balm for herpes chancres. Improves blood sugar levels, also helps with getting restful sleep. Has been shown to protect the brain cells.

https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/12-things-to-do-with-lemon-balm/

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/9-benefits-of-lemon-balm/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3230760/

Helps fight viruses even herpes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24817544

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5613005/

Safe to consume in large quantities.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4433273/

Is good at treating and preventing oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871149/

It helps with ventricular arrhythmia.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5586902/

Has been shown to help with heart palpitations.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874115000781?via%3Dihub

Has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20201279

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26075899

The flavonoids found in Lemon Balm along with other herbs have antidepressant properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5829422/

Fights cancer

http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:26320439&key=2015.16.14.5703

Phytochemicals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26495650

Reduces premenstrual symptoms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557408/

Improves cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1738567/

Has been shown to reduce histamines.

http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1342&context=ebl

Lady’s Thumb

 

Persicaria Maculosa it is also referred to as Polygonum Persicaria.

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. If in doubt don’t. Make sure you know a plant before you use it. I have eaten Lady’s Thumb, it does not have much taste but a similar plant that can easily be mistaken for lady’s thumb has a peppery taste. I do not think it has much nutritional value but some studies have shown it reduces symptoms of herpes.

http://www.weedinfo.ca/en/weed-index/view/id/POLPE

Lady’s Thumb does contain a potassium channel blocker. This means it could slow the heart rate down.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0033-1351016

This also gives it cancer fighting properties.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001429991830181X?via%3Dihub

It has antifungal properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21834226

The polygonum species are all high in antioxidants.

http://www.ptfarm.pl/pub/File/Acta_Poloniae/2002/2/145.pdf

They inhibit xanthine oxidase which would prevent excess reactive oxygen species.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25510560

Joe Pye

This is for educational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t, make sure you know a plant before you use it. The poison is in the dose. Many plants we eat contain things that could be poisonous if eaten in large amounts but are beneficial when consumed in moderation.

The one I am referring to is Eutrochium Maculatum. They all pretty much have the same phytochemicals. Joe Pye also known as gravel root has a wide variety of health benefits. It fights many pathogens including fungal infection. When I first made a tea of it and was still beginning treatment for my Lyme I herxed bad. It is very potent as an antibiotic. It reduces inflammation and fights cancer. Some species of gravel root contain alkaloids that can damage the liver if taken for too long or in to high amounts.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/joe-pye-weed.aspx

http://thenatpath.com/williamson/herb-of-the-day-joe-pye-weed/

https://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_gravelroot.htm

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cbdv.201400227

Joe Pye is a beta blocker.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2006-957558

Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera Japanica

Janpanese honeysuckle

Many species of honeysuckle are poisonous so be careful. Japanese honeysuckle will have both white and yellow flowers. It is good for lowering blood pressure and healing the heart and blood vessels. It has relaxant qualities. It has anti inflammatory effects. The whole plant can be used.

http://www.naturalwellbeing.com/learning-center/Lonicera_Japonica_Flower/

Has been shown to be effective against respiratory tract infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4765429/

Inflammation

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009898103000172?via%3Dihub

Has been shown to be neuroprotective.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861714003105?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22227216

Phytochemiclas

http://mason.gmu.edu/~cscottm/plants.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4923575/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1197872/

It inhibits histamines.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/19/6/8212

Helps with diabetes.https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539735/pharmacognostic-specification-chlorogenic-acid-content-and-in-vitro-antioxidant-activities-of-lonicera-japonica-flowering-bud

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367326X16300405?via%3Dihub

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18796326

Scavenges Nitric Oxide so would be good for the heart.

https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539735/pharmacognostic-specification-chlorogenic-acid-content-and-in-vitro-antioxidant-activities-of-lonicera-japonica-flowering-bud

Appears to have no toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16697541

Oxeye Daisy

 

Leucanthemum Vulgare

I am have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Oxeye Daisy has many benefits. It reduces inflammation, histamines, pain and is a relaxant. It helped me with nausea and muscle spasms. It contains pyrethrin so should be used in moderation. Pyrethrin is good at killing lice and for insect control. It can be confused with Leucanthemum Superbum which has more petals that overlap. It is known as the Shasta Daisy. I do not know much about it’s usage. I have never used it. I do know the Oxeye Daisy has relaxed me when I could not sleep. I enjoy the taste of the leaves and only use the flowers when I make tea.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/oxeye-daisy.aspx

http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/l/leucanthemum-vulgare=ox-eye-daisy.php

https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/daisy-herb-benefits.html

phytochemicals.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/239227156_Alkaloids_of_Leucanthemum_vulgare

Pyrethrin is effective against herpes.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016635428690029X?via%3Dihub

Fleabane

 

Erigeron Annuus and Erigeron Philadelphica

I am have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Known as daisy fleabane. They look very similar and have the same taste and health benefits. They are difficult to tell apart and I often confuse them. So I am not sure which I have picutures of but I like the peppery taste. The older they get the hotter they get. The flowers and roots are very hot almost as hot as a habenaro but the burning does not last as long. It taste like for hot black pepper. The younger the plant the milder it is. Many claim you should not eat the roots.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/daisy-fleabane.aspx

Has been shown to be effective against cancer and fungal infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21319704

Reduces inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3595701/

Phytochemicals in fleabane.

http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/14/7/2458

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/cpb/51/7/51_7_894/_article

Has neuroprotective properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145603/

Helps prevent aging by inhibiting AGEs.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12272-001-1244-z

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/33/2/33_2_329/_article

Prevents damage from oxidative stress.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19557877

Contain pyromeconic acid which is very effective against the flu virus.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb1992/59/5/59_5_886/_article

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00628

Trumpet Honeysuckle

Loniceral Sempervirens

Known as Trumpet Honeysuckle or Coral Honeysuckle. Native Americans used it for asthma, sore throats, coughs and chewed leaves were used on bee stings. The berries will induce vomiting if eaten. For me I would not use it because there are other alternatives that have been studied. I have not found studies on the safety or efficacy of this plant. But it does attract humming birds.

http://vnps.org/wildflowers-of-the-year/wildflower-year-2014-coral-honeysuckle-lonicera-sempervirens/

Ground Cherries

Physalis heterophyllas

I am have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Most know them as ground cherries here in Pennsylvania. I have seen the amish plant these among their corn plants. They grow wild in many areas of the U.S. All parts of the plant are toxic except the berries when ripe. The berries are ripe when they turn yellow. They have a slight tart taste, I add them to salsa. If you have eaten a tomatilla then you will know what these taste like because the taste is pretty much the same but the tomatilla is much bigger. Some make pies and jelly from them. I eat them but have not gotten enough to make anything from them. The chipmunks eat them before I can pick them. Many say they taste best if you wait until they drop off the plant. I noticed no difference in taste from ones ripe on the plant and ones that have fallen from the plant.

Though the links are to different varieties of physalis the nutrient and chemical makeup of most of them are pretty much the same so just about any variety of them would have the benefits mentioned in these studies.

https://healthiersteps.com/all-about-ground-cherries/

https://northernhomestead.com/how-to-grow-and-use-ground-cherries/

 

Reduces colitis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26221001

Fights cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871299/

Most all of them even tomatillas contain withanolides. Which fight cancer and inflammation.

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/np400953n

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4177291/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5481415/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3762585/

Helps protect the liver.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691514004141?via%3Dihub

Often times in chronic illness glutathione production is inhibited and quinone levels can become very high. Physalis group of plants have phytochemicals that can increase glutathione and the enzyme needed to reduce quinone.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4883085/

Figwort

Scrophularia Marilandica

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

It is claimed to have many benefits though I only had tea made from the leaves a few times so I would not know any long term effects. People around here in Pennsylvania have referred to it as New York Figwort though I have not seen it referred to as that anywhere else.

https://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/kings/scrophularia.html

The Scrophularia family does contain unique anti inflammatory qualities.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11306-017-1272-1

Figwort contains harpogaside which is also found in devils claw. It has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation.

http://www.raysahelian.com/devilsclaw.html

Harpogaside has been shown to reduce LDL levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26049170

Harpogaside has been shown to reduce osteoperosis.

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b00233

It has been shown to reduce amyloid-B plaque build up which causes alzheimers.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26135675

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22192054

How harpogaside reduces inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26979254

Feverfew

 

Tanacetum Parthenium

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Feverfew is another one of those herbs that have been a life saver for me and my battle with Lyme. I could not believe how much better I felt in the morning after taking it. It has been shown to reduce inflammation and fight cancer. It has been shown to reduce headaches and other types of pain. Long term use of Feverfew can result in toxic rebound withdrawal headaches. This is an herb I only use when I have the flu or a cold. It dramatically reduces the symptoms and duration of my illness.

https://www.brettelliott.com/detox-blog/feverfew-tanacetum-parthenium-herbal-monograph

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21631494

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26141762

Has been shown to reduce muscle spasms, histamines,cancer and has antibiotic properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210009/

Has been shown to protect the liver from damage.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5615166/

 

Evening Primrose

 

 

Oenothera Biennis

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

There are many health benefits to Evening Primrose. I found making a tea with the roots really helped in healing my gut. The roots are very high in mucilage. I found all parts of the plant to taste almost identical to ginger and even seem to have the same effects at reducing nausea from my herxing. I make teas from just about all parts of the plant and once in a while put the leaves in my salads.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/evening-primrose.aspx

https://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-evening-primrose.html

Evening Primrose is very good at reducing inflammation.

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jf304002h

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112001420?via%3Dihub

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22819447

Has been shown to have cancer fighting qualities.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24491902

https://www.cancerletters.info/article/S0304-3835(04)00894-8/fulltext

Has been shown to reduce symptoms of menopause.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00404-013-2852-6

Silky Dogwood

 

 

Cornus Amomum

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Though there are many species of Cornus (dogwood) some can be toxic and some can be edible and the leaves and berries are used. The one I am familiar with is Silky Dogwood and I make tea from the leaves and I eat the berries which are plain tasting to me.

http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/c/cornus-amomum=silky-dogwood.php

https://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/sturtevant/cornus.html

http://edible.wikidot.com/edible-plant:136

The berries are high in quercetin.

http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI1491449/

The phytochemicals in the berries have been shown to fight cancer.

http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI1491449/

Canadian Thistle

 

Cirsium Arvense

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Canadian Thistle has many benefits but is very invasive. I grow it but I keep it isolated and I cut the tops off before the seeds can spread. It is very very difficult to control if you let it go to seed. It can spread through seeds they are similar to dandelion and how they are dispersed. They also can spread through their roots which are very aggressive.

The leaves are edible but you must make sure you get the pricklys off. The roots are edible but if you eat too many they will make you gassy. It helped me a lot with my fight with Lyme. I do enjoy the taste but it is a lot of work getting the jaggy parts off the leaves. The roots have a lot of health benefits also. I like peeling the leaves downward. That removes many of the prickles from the stalk of the young plants, then I light crape it with a knife. Then I eat the stalk, it is a very good tasting vegetable. Has a very sweet taste and is very juicy.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/thistle-touch-me-not-but-add-butter-2/

 

https://plants.jstor.org/compilation/Cirsium.arvense

Canadian Thistle has great antiviral and antifungal properties.

http://www.medjchem.com/images/stories/PDFV1NO2/mjcirchad2.pdf

http://ojs.medjbio.com/index.php/medjchem/article/view/131

Canadian Thistle is a good source of antioxidants.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jfbc.12299

http://www.acgpubs.org/RNP/2018/Volume12/Issue%201/27-RNP-EO_1706-043.pdf

Boneset

 

Eupatorium Perfoliatum

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

There are many varieties of Boneset but this is the one I am familiar with. Eupatorium Perfoliatum is the one that is most common in my area. It is great for fighting the cold and flu. It dramatically reduces the duration of both. It has also been shown to fight cancer. I have used it when I have gotten ill and could not believe how fast it worked the results were surprising.

Boneset has many amazing properties but can be toxic so should only be used when very ill and not for extended periods of times. Also something to keep in mind. The dose makes the poison. If you drink too much water you will flush your electrolytes out and can cause a heart attack. So even though many plants contain alkaloids that can harm the body in high doses or if taken in for extended periods of time they can harm the body. Borage is one such food that contains an alkaloid that can build up in the body and harm it.

http://www.herbaltransitions.com/materiamedica/Eupatorp.htm

Some claim drying the herb destroys the toxic alkaloid.

http://www.rjwhelan.co.nz/herbs%20A-Z/boneset.html

Now to show the benefits if used in moderation.

http://klemow.wilkes.edu/Eupatorium.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5323186/

It reduces inflammation and will lower cholesterol.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4945065/

Has great antiviral properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24078828

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874116302793?via%3Dihub

It has even been shown to be effective against protozoa infection.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0031942211000525

Speedwell

 

Veronica Officinalis

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Speedwell, common gypsy weed also referred to as Europe Tea.

Has been used for centuries as food, tea and medicinal purposes. There are hundreds of species but the only one I am familiar with is Veronica Officinalis.

https://plantsam.com/veronica-officinalis/

https://altnature.com/gallery/speedwell-herbal-uses.htm

Speedwell has been shown to help with gastric ulcers.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0378874185900030?via%3Dihub

Veronica species have antibiotic properties and great antioxidant properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4613244/

Veronica Officinalis has great anti-inflammatory properties.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112007362?via%3Dihub

Teasel

Dipsacus Fullonum

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

It is considered invasive in the US but I have not had a problem with it spreading because the deer and ground hogs love it. As a matter of fact because of that I have a difficult time getting it to grow. It is very high in nutrition, I love the taste of the leaves. First year roots are very tasty but second year roots are bitter and tough.

Teasel is amazing it helps with everything, tick born illness, cancer, osteoporosis. The list goes on and on. It really helped with my Lyme Disease. It is great at reducing inflammation. It helps with amyloidosis which can be caused by vaccine injury especially vaccines that contain aluminum. Glyphosate and other farm chemicals can cause it. Also infection can cause amyloid cyst to form. This is a list of the phytochemicals in teasels and what they do.

https://www.weiterbildung.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:a905e374-eab0-414c-be1d-e1fc63c7e5cc/Schlussarbeit.%20James%20Pollard.%20Final%20Copy.pdf

https://www.naturalmedicinefacts.info/plant/dipsacus-fullonum.html

This is one of the best sites for learning to identify plants and learn their uses.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/teasel.aspx

Uses of teasel.

https://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_teasel.htm

Cleavers or Bedstraw

 

Galium Aparine

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Most know it as goosegrass, bedstraw or cleavers. It is a super food it is very high in nutrients. It is good at fighting pathogens and cleans the lymphatic tissues out. Some like the taste, I eat it and I can actually feel the health benefits but I do not like the taste. This herb helped me the most out of all of the herbs I consume. There are many species in the Galium family but Aparine is the most common one.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/cleavers.aspx

http://www.positivehealth.com/article/herbal-medicine/galium-aparine-cleavers-for-spring-cleansing

Antibiotic properties

http://www.thepharmajournal.com/vol3Issue1/Issue_mar_2014/2.1.pdf

http://phcogcommn.org/content/48

Phytochemicals

https://thenaturopathicherbalist.com/2015/09/10/galium-aparine/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286705024_Studies_on_flavonoids_from_Galium_aparine

Great antioxidant

http://www.pakbs.org/pjbot/PDFs/44(SI1)/36.pdf

Helps fight cancer

http://www.george-eby-research.com/html/gallium-cancer-treatment.pdf

Mugwort

Mugwort

Artemisia Vulgaris

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

The benefits of Mugwort are amazing. It has many amazing properties from stimulating the brain to repair to killing pathogens and parasites. It has even been shown to be 1000 times more effective against cancer then chemotherapy. It has been shown to reduce pain and anxiety by raising GABA levels.

http://www.ediblewildfood.com/mugwort.aspx

https://draxe.com/mugwort/

The chemical makeup of Mugwort and Wormwood are very similar. Wormwood is Artemisia Absinthium.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861713011259?via%3Dihub

Infection and parasitic fighting abilities.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25540960

http://www.usc.es/congresos/ecsoc/16/hall_b_BMNPC/b011/index.pdf

http://www.mrcindia.org/journal/issues/504278.pdf

Cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4227289/

https://innovareacademics.in/journal/ijpps/Vol5Suppl3/7376.pdf

Antioxidant

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18930849

http://ijpsr.com/bft-article/adaptogenic-potential-of-artemisia-vulgaris-linn-1753-leaf-extract-on-male-albino-rats/?view=fulltext

Eco friendly insecticide, I use it in my garden to keep insects off my plants. It also kills many types of molds that can grow on plants.

http://pakacademicsearch.com/pdf-files/sci/74/189-195.pdf

Helps with colic and asthma.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109005686?via%3Dihub

Mullein

Mullein

Mullein

Verbascum Densiflorum

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

There are many varieties of Mullein which is the Verbascum family.  This is Verbascum Densiflorum. It is the only one I have eaten. It is very fuzzy and taste like cabbage. It has many health benefits from reducing inflammation to helping with asthma. It is great at fighting infections.

 

https://draxe.com/mullein/

https://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/11-health-benefits-of-mullein.html

 

This site is the best for learning to identify plants. It also has a lot of very good information on how to use the plants.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/mullein.aspx

 

Barberry

 

Barberry

Berberis Vulgaris

I  have written this for educational purposes. If in doubt don’t, make certain you know your plants. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such.

Has antioxidants, contains berberine which is known to fight many pathogens. Reduces oxidative stress, inflammation and oxLDL. Has been shown to fight cancer. When I was a kid and I would get ill I would crave the leaves from this plant although it is the berry that is used. When the leaves get red they get very bitter. It has even been shown to help with acne. Has been shown to help with fibrosis.

The bush is invasive and is not native to the US. It can spread and cause problems. I try and isolate my bush and get the berries before the birds to prevent it from spreading. I had to move my bush so I just ripped it out and gathered a few small ones to replant. They are the ones you see in the pictures.

https://draxe.com/barberry/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5478785/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4016550/

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/berberis-vulgaris-root-extract-alleviates-the-adverse-effects-of-heat-stress-via-modulating-hepatic-nuclear-transcription-factors-in-quails/BD00B2FD09308448C1103FEC3F0A6572#

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5478780/

 

 

 

Solomons Seal

 

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Solomons Seal

Polygonadum Biflorum

Mildly poisonous. Roots were eaten for food. Young shoots were eaten after boiling for ten minutes. I have never eaten it. Eating this plant raw has been known to give a person severe diarrhea.

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Polygonatum+biflorum

False Solomons seal also has an edible root. I am cautious with plants that have toxic upper parts . Many eat the plants before the leaves open which reduces the toxin levels but if you are dehydrated and starving I cannot see where eating a plant that could give you diarrhea would be of benefit. Diarrhea would deprive you of nutrients and dehydrate you even more. That being said there are people that eat the roots of both plants.

http://the3foragers.blogspot.com/2010/05/solomons-seal-false-solomons-seal.html

Deep Fried Dandelions.

Dandelion

Dandelions Are Good Food.

   Since the GMO producers have been destroying our food supply and also because of GMOs destroying the insects that pollinate our food supply,  I decided to show people alternative food sources.  One of them is the dandelion, it can be tasty and have many health benefits.

Dandelion is one of the few things that can detox glyphosate and glufonasate.

http://www.seralini.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Gress-et-al.Dig1-BMC_2016.pdf

Dandelion is listed among the plants that help with obesity, high LDL, inflammation and even cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4746997/

Dandelion has too many benefits to list. It is a superfood.

http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/dandelion-taraxacum-research-3.html

I like mine deep fried but there are many ways to use them. They can be used as greens in salads, on sandwiches, in salads, or cook them with other greens. They can be bitter so don’t over do it. They are best picked before the flowers come on. I try to pick lighter green leaves because they seem to taste better. They can be bitter but in moderation they add a nice bite to a meal. Dandelions have been shown to protect the renal systems. They are very nutritious but they are a diuretic like coffee and tea, so you should drink more water when you consume anything from the dandelions.  There is a saying if in doubt don’t, if you are not sure of what the plant is do not eat it.

This is a very good site in learning to identify plants and how to use them.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/dandelion.aspx

My Favorite Deep Fried Dandelions Flowers.

  This is my favorite of all ways to prepare dandelions. The flavor is like a cross between artichoke heart and zucchini.

After you pick the dandelion flowers try to remove as much green as possible to remove some of the bitterness. Their is a ring around the flower with little leaflet like things on it. I try to remove them. Be careful if you remove too much green the dandelion will fall apart.

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Some people do not wash theirs but I prefer to wash mine because I have seen slugs on them and they carry some pretty dangerous diseases. After I wash them I set them on a plate that has paper towels so that they can dry.

Dandelion drying

   After they have dried a few minutes I dip them in a mix of egg and just a tiny bit of milk. For the breading I use a fifty fifty mix of Italian style bread crumbs and and all purpose flower.

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   After I cover them with the breading I let them set a minute or two because it seems to make the breading stick better.

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 When you are frying them keep a very close eye on them because they cook very quickly. You will have to turn them once one side has been cooked.  Eat and enjoy.

 

Fried dandelion