Category: Wild Medicine Info

Monkshood (Wolfsbane) poisoning

Monkshood (Aconitum napellus) also called Wolfsbane, is pictured here growing in a hawthorn bush. This is a very poisonous plant. Aconitine, mesaconitine, hypaconitine and other alkaloids have potent cardiotoxins and… Read More

Spiced Chaga & Elderberry Tea

A fabulous brew for foraging in the rain when you don’t want to end up with a cold!  I’ve used elderberries (Sambucus nigra) against colds and flu for years. It’s… Read More

Foraged and garden micro salad

This time of year brings a Spring cacophony of fantastic flavours to your salad bowl. Micro greens from the polytunnel providing a neutral base of coloured lettuces to showcase the… Read More

Butterbur fuki recipe

The flowers are passing but there’s still time to make butterbur fuki, a Japnese delicacy. Pick the stems from the most tender looking leaves.    The leaf stems must be prepared… Read More

Edible horsetail shoots

Young horsetail shoots (Equisetum arvense) are an edible wild food, fine for foraging when they are young. They look pretty much as they were in the Paleozoic era but considerably… Read More

Wild Antidote for Smoking

Antidote for Tobacco – Victorian ‘nicorette’! Trying to give up smoking? One of the most commonly used herbs was Lobelia inflata, nicknamed Indian Tobacco after its use by Native American… Read More

Wild Garlic & Hazelnut Pesto

Print Yum Wild Garlic & Hazelnut Pesto Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes 2 x 250ml tubs This fresh and fiery pesto can be made with any of the… Read More

Bone Stock with Seaweed

We’ve got out of the habit of making stock but at one time they were an indispensable part of cooking. Nowadays there are stock cubes and gravy powders, cup-a-soups and… Read More

Winter Solstice 2014

Today, 21 December at 22:03 GMT the North Pole (with the earth’s axis at 23.5 degrees) tilts its furthest away from the sun. This is the shortest solar day of… Read More