The Preppers Plant-Based Medicine Project. No 2: Styptic Powder.

A herbal powder to help staunch blood flow, from an injury We thought it would be an important part of a medicine kit to have a remedy to help staunch the flow of blood. This would be in the event of a nasty cut or wound and in a situation where there is no medical assistance! We have come up with a Styptic Powder made [...]

Preppers Plant-Based Medicine Project No. 1: Comfrey Plaster – Bones, sprains and fractures.

Dried Comfrey Root Our first preparation for our medicine chest project is comfrey plaster. Partly because we already had some dried root but also because the root is usually harvested late autumn through to winter. We want to align this projects as seasonally as we can. Comfrey (Symphytum offinale), is the number one root to [...]

Double Extraction Chaga Tincture

We received a great amount on interest in our Chaga Jun recipe so thought we should post another going into more detail of how this brilliant fungus can be used medicinally. We will share a how to make a double extraction Chaga tincture as well as how to use it, why we should be utilising [...]

Usnea Lichen Part Two.

Old Mans Beard Lichen. This is a follow on post about the Usnea medicinal lichen and our experiments to create a powerful medicine from it. After collecting a small bag of lichen from the woodland floor, we bought it home to clean and dry.One of the first things we noticed was a lot of little [...]

Immune Boosting Ginger & Turmeric Root ‘Sweets’

We recently posted a photo on our Instagram page of our candied ginger & turmeric root 'sweets'. Lots of people asked us if we would share the recipe so here it is... They are an incredible immune boosting treat to have during the winter cold and flu onslaughts! We came up with the idea for [...]

Dandelion root, food and medicine.

One of our favourite winter forage plants is the dandelion. Taraxacum officinale. From autumn through to early spring we collect and utilize the roots of this amazing wild plant. As a food source, the dandelion is a power house of minerals. The root contains potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium. It is high in folic [...]

Turkey Tail Mushrooms & Medicine

A New Year, a new blog... Winter is a strange place to start in the world of foraging but a great place if you know what you are looking for... Mushrooms! Mushrooms are the new favourite in the world of plant-based medicines and healthcare. Although they have been around for millennia, it seems that research [...]