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Estafiate (Artemisia ludoviciana). A plant that was used in Spain (Artemisia absinthum) and in the New World. Best for stomach and intestinal upset. Also used in ceremonies.

A plant that was used in Spain (Artemisia absinthum) and in the New World. Best for stomach and intestinal upset. Also used in ceremonies.

Mesquite Flower Buds are edible raw or cooked. You can also dry them and then make a drink by placing them in water.

Mesquite Flower Buds are edible raw or cooked. You can also dry them and then make a drink by placing them in water.

Fallopia japonica - Wikipedia

Most people think of eating plants in the wilderness, but there are also many wild edibles in the city.

The flower head of the wild onion. The flowers are gone and new bulbs form from it.  The growing and mature bulbs from the ground were  an important food source for Native people. They cooked the bulbs to maximize the calories and make the onions sweeter and more palatable.  The immature "nutlets" from the flower head can also be eaten.

The flower head of the wild onion. The flowers are gone and new bulbs form from it. The growing and mature bulbs from the ground were an important food source for Native people. They cooked the bulbs to maximize the calories and make the onions sweeter and more palatable. The immature "nutlets" from the flower head can also be eaten.

Buckwheat - Wikipedia - nutrition & concerns

Buckwheat genuses a no nonscence California native

DID YOU KNOW, Chadon beni (Shado beni), which its scientific name is ‘Eryngium foetidum’ but in Trinidad and Tobago the popular “market” names for Chadon beni are Culantro or bhandhania? The leaves and roots of this herb can be boiled and the water drunk for treating pneumonia, flu, diabetes, digestive issues and malaria. The root can be chewed for cutting the poison from scorpion stings and in India the root is reportedly used to alleviate stomach pains. The leaves themselves can be eaten…

DID YOU KNOW, Chadon beni (Shado beni), which its scientific name is ‘Eryngium foetidum’ but in Trinidad and Tobago the popular “market” names for Chadon.

Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens). Indigenous to the Americas. The leaves and flowers can be made into a tea to treat respiratory ailments.  The root was used historically as a treatment for scarlet fever.

Indigenous to the Americas. The leaves and flowers can be made into a tea to treat respiratory ailments. The root was used historically as a treatment for scarlet fever.

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