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#41 Christine

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:49 PM

Slicing is great for drying, but these kids... I do not need to get monkey ball goo out of a four-year-old's hair. I put it outside and the squirrels ate it.


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 12:31 AM

Monkey ball goo.... Nope, wouldn't want that in my kid's hair either! :)
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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:29 AM

Residing in NC, I harvest many of my own worts (as they are called in my path) here as well.  Here is a small list of what I have found available to me.

Bloodroot - In thickets near streams, mostly moist places.

Ginseng - in moist shaded places.  I have found it usually near oak and dogwood trees.

Goldenseal - Damn near the same place as finding ginseng.

Mayapple - open fields, but also within the forest itself.

Dandelions - Hell, you can find these everywhere, as they are highly invasive.  Just look in your own yard!

Lady’s Slipper - easily found in forests of pine.

White Oak - the local forest, especially in western NC.

Yellow Poplar - within other hardwood forests, Has been in Western NC for me.

Sassafras - Loaded in the mountains!

Blackberry - in the woods, on sides of country roads, state parks, etc.  very easy to find.

Dogwood - Once again, pretty common to NC

Wild Cherry - found along the edges of most woods.

Pine - Freaking everywhere in the south.

Mullein - fields, roadsides, even in parking lots.  Unshaded areas.

Jimsonweed  - roadsides,and cattle fields

Rabbit Tobacco - found along hillsides of open spaces in the woods.


 


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:04 PM

So, what does one do with white oak and dogwood?


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:26 PM

Dogwood makes a good anti-spirit floor wash. White oak - eat the acorns! Then make a face wash or tonic medicine :)


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 05:17 PM

bark, twigs, leaves or flowers?


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:10 PM

Mayapple shouldn't ever grow in an open field, it's almost entirely dependent on arboreal mycorrhizae.  Just like pinesap and indian pipes.


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:20 AM

So, what does one do with white oak and dogwood?


White Oak- can be as an astringent- a substance that dries and shrinks tissue. It is great for for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. The bark itself is boiled to produce tannin which is antiseptic.  As a forewarning, high volumes of tannin is toxic.

Dogwood- The bark is boiled into a tea which is great for reducing fever. 


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 05:23 AM

Mayapple shouldn't ever grow in an open field, it's almost entirely dependent on arboreal mycorrhizae.  Just like pinesap and indian pipes.

While I would agree that they are "mostly" found in forests and usually in abundance, I have indeed found it in open fields (less abundantly).


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 12:13 PM

Cool, thanx!


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