Our speaker, and club member, Adam Haritan, presented Foraging For Wild Medicines. After a lively introduction about the benefits of wild foods, Adam highlighted a few plants and mushrooms that appear in spring, including Hawthorne, Stinging Nettle, White Pine Pollen and Turkey Tail mushrooms. He talked about the health value of each and how to make teas, decoctions and tinctures, using his favorite ethanol product – 40% Organic Vodka.
Adam had an array of his tinctures for sale. He uses his medicines as tonics, at low dosage levels and is not giving medical advice for particular ailments. See your doctor for that!
Adam has posted an excerpt of this talk on his blog. View it at: http://learnyourland.com/foraging-for-wild-medicines-and-the-importance-of-a-medicinal-strategy/