Eat weeds, please
As a wee one, I was told that dandelions would make you pee. I remember running from them as a child, like they carried the lergy.
Like many others, greens that popped up out of the ground without permission were a hindrance that needed whipping up and out as quickly as possible and by any means
Oh, how a few years can change an opinion, beliefs, me, nature has returned with the information we need. I’m now a keeper, a protector of all that vibrates these natural frequencies
The soil, the land, the trees, the weeds, the flowers, the birds, the bees, the animals, and man in their natural loving state are all a blessing that have been neglected, trampled on, and denied their rightful place at the head of time
These times of gadgets, of gismos, of drugs misused and misunderstood, a multitude of mental and physical health problems and big pharma stocking up the billions at the expense of everything
It’s all so unbalanced, so lacking care and thought for our true well-being.
My conscience has always been there… I think, I spent 20-plus years running away from it… yep… yep I did. I had a health-conscious mother who would attempt to guide me and my brother in her own way. With all of the things, opinions and peer pressures that life throws at you as a teen, naturality takes a back seat, and in some people’s lives, it is nowhere to be seen.
Now I’ve realized how much this side of life means and, how important it is for our general well-being keeping us grounded, keeping us in tune with reality, it certainly has added a few positive layers to me and contributes to keeping me peaceful, and free.
I’ve met some absolutely beautiful people over the past few years that have re-opened my eyes to the benefits of working with the land, of growing, eating fresh well and wild, and freely and willingly share the importance of living as a conscious communities equalling a conscious planet
I’m now growing my own, learning about agriculture, permaculture, vermiculture, and every type of culture as diversity is the key. The connection of the self the external, and internal influence we have on absolutely everything around us is tremendous. We all have our part to play in this time-space reality, in this play that is today, what effort will you make?
As I continue to practice yoga and to get back to my dharma (cosmic law order) in order to allow me to live in Mukti, in fullness, in full honesty and flow of all things lovely. I realize the importance of connecting daily to the breath, the land, the body, less on the heavy material and more on the subtle lighter of life.
Weeds, ivy, trees, flowers, herbs, and spices are some of the most healing, nutritional foods on the planet and have been taken advantage of by big corporations and ignored by most everyday men.
It’s such a shame we’ve now got to undo all of this damage, we’ve allowed greed and fast pace convenience to overtake natures simply sweet ways
Where should we start, where should we focus our energies, I think we should start with weeds!!
They are abundant, the soil is throwing them at us. They are super-rich in vitamins and minerals and have some of the most cleansing actions on the body and energies, they can be used in a multitude of ways. Have you heard of dandelion honey? yep it’s a thing.
People out there are investing their time into bringing these amazing foods to the forefront of human consciousness, are taking back the power and experimenting themselves with these medicines we’ve been told in the past to ditch, to avoid while others fill their pockets with dollar bills by selling products made from these magical miniatures.
My top three weeds
The most beneficial, all-rounder. It’s unbelievable the constituents, the actions, and the uses of this gentle stinger
Rich in chlorophyll https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322361#foods-rich-in-chlorophyll
Vitamin C, Iron, calcium, silica, serotonin
Nettle acts as a blood tonic, antiseptic, circulatory stimulant, can increase the flow of breast milk, strengthens the natural immune system, remineralizes, eliminates uric acid from the body, and is a mild diuretic
Uses – anemia, stimulate kidneys, fever, malaria, skin disease, diabetes, first degree burns, feeble digestion due to HCL bleeding of stomach bowel, and womb, and it’s great as a hair rinse. To be honest, the list goes on and I think if we are more conscious from the beginning or from now… I mean these things are free, go and grab some and make some flippin tea!
So yeah if we become conscious and consume these greens regularly and make them staples these diseases won’t be a part of our lives any longer doesn’t that sound great!….. so how do we get people out of Maccy ds and foraging, please tell me?
Rich in vitamin A, B, and C and nutrient minerals. Carotenoids – (act as antioxidants in the human body. They have strong cancer-fighting properties, according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Some carotenoids are converted by the body to vitamin A, which is essential to vision and normal growth and development. Carotenoids also have anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits and are sometimes associated with cardiovascular disease prevention.
sesquiterpene lactones – have a read of this -> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3709812/
Actions – Powerful diuretic (reducing the amount of water in the body), anti eczema, detoxicant, pancreatic and bile duct stimulant
Uses – liver disorders, inflamed gallbladder, gallstones, jaundice, lack of appetite, sweating of the anal cleft, congestive heart failure, muscular rheumatism, hypoglycemia, anorexia, warts….
and you can use all parts of the leaf, flower, and roots of this bad boy. How can we ignore such amazingness sitting right outside our back door?
Plantain (the most versatile of herbal medicines)
Potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Beneficial for all body tissues. Flavonoids, tannins (early research suggests that certain tea tannins possess characteristics similar to those of other polyphenols, helping prevent disease by providing antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits (3Trusted Source).
Actions – Antihistamine, anti-bacterial, expectorant (clearing, coughs, mucus), antacid (tea). External emollient
Uses – chronic blood disorders, neuralgic pain of the first order, kidney and bladder disorder, IBS, bleeding piles, excess menstrual loss, hyperacidity, bronchitis, bruises, thrush (tea as a douche) bleeding gums, toothache, animal and insect bites along with so much more
As you can see these are all so full of life-saving properties to these weeds and this is just the tip of the iceberg, there’s a lot out there and I’m excited to learn soak it all in and share as we all be=come more of a conscious community
Above is a foraged pesto containing - wild garlic, nettle, cow parsley leaves with lots of scrumptious walnuts and olive oil, lime, and Himalayan salt.
Below is a site for your eyes, with amazing information, podcasts, foraging info and so much more. So much appreciation for these amazing people reminding us of the universal potential.
A Wild Food Foraging Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Britain and Ireland
Thank you for reading, I hope it means something, strikes a chord and wakens you to the real powers that be, nature and her weeds