All About St. John’s Wort – How to Identify + Health Benefits

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) is a medicinal herb with centuries of documented use. It is a perennial plant with simple leaves and golden yellow flowers which form rich inflorescences. St. John’s Wort is widespread in Europe, Asia and North Africa. In contemporary medicine, St. John’s Wort is mainly used in the treatment of depression … Continue reading “All About St. John’s Wort – How to Identify + Health Benefits”

Ajuga Reptans (Bugle, or Bugleweed) – Edible and Medicinal but Underappreciated

In this video I talk about Ajuga Reptans, a plant commonly known as Buggle or Buggleweed. This plant is edible and has a long history of medicinal use, but despite all its potential, it remains vastly unappreciated by herbalists and the general public alike. Ajuga Reptans Much as the Ground Ivy which I introduced to … Continue reading “Ajuga Reptans (Bugle, or Bugleweed) – Edible and Medicinal but Underappreciated”

Ground Ivy (Glechoma Hederacea) – Medicinal and Edible Plant with Many Uses

Today I’m out harvesting Ground Ivy (Glechoma Hederacea) – it’s a useful plant that’s edible, medicinal and abundant. It grows an extensive root system which easily breaks and when broken, it encourages the plant to grow more shoots, so you can’t really overharvest the plant. For this reason it’s known as Creeping Charlie in the … Continue reading “Ground Ivy (Glechoma Hederacea) – Medicinal and Edible Plant with Many Uses”

Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) – Hardy Bushes in Full Bloom

Even though I filmed this video very early in the season, when hardly anything else blooms, leastways not among the trees and bushes, Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa), also known as “Sloe” in England is all out. Yet in my climate, even though it’s technically already Spring, we get at best +6 degrees Celsius during the day, … Continue reading “Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) – Hardy Bushes in Full Bloom”

Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara) – How I Harvest and Use the Medicinal Plant for Health

I want to tell you about the herb which has a documented medicinal use going as far back as Ancient Greece or the Roman Empire. The herb is Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara). Coltsfoot Identification Coltsfoot is an early season plant which usually blooms between March and April. It’s perennial, meaning it grows year after year from … Continue reading “Coltsfoot (Tussilago Farfara) – How I Harvest and Use the Medicinal Plant for Health”

Lungwort (Pulmonaria sp.) – Early Season Healing Plant with Medicinal Properties

Lungwort (Pulmonaria sp.) is a healing plant with medicinal properties. It’s one of the first plants of the season to grow, and flowers while it’s still cold outside. As the Latin name of the species – Pulmonaria – suggests, the plant’s medicinal properties are particularly known to benefit the upper respiratory tract. It’s traditionally used … Continue reading “Lungwort (Pulmonaria sp.) – Early Season Healing Plant with Medicinal Properties”

Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium Oppositifolium) – Edible Plant Which Grows When Little Else Is Available

In colder climates, survival foods are easy to come by during warmer months. But what of the cold season? There isn’t a whole lot that grows in winter’s sub-zero temperatures, so the key to surviving the winter is in preparing for it while there is an abundance of food sources. And because food sources are … Continue reading “Golden Saxifrage (Chrysosplenium Oppositifolium) – Edible Plant Which Grows When Little Else Is Available”

Common Snowdrop (Galanthus Nivalis) – Perennial Plant Which Blooms in Winter

Greetings my friends, This is Common Snowdrop. This delicate little flower has the ability to withstand sub-zero temperatures and blooms while winter is still in full swing. It’s not unusual to see Snowdrops growing on fields still covered in snow. However, there is no snow in my video because, well… we haven’t had much snow … Continue reading “Common Snowdrop (Galanthus Nivalis) – Perennial Plant Which Blooms in Winter”