Medicinal Plants, Food as Medicine
All plants are medicinal!
This is a pharmacy, an apothecary:
All plants are medicine, all food is medicine. Your food is either healing you, or it’s making you sick. There is no neutral. That being said, some plants are more medicinal than others, especially when it comes to establishing your own herbal apothecary for home remedies, nourishing teas, and first aid. Here are my own “Top 10” medicinal plants I ALWAYS grow, no matter where I am living.
Harvesting and processing medicinal plants
Crystal Stevens is an herbalist, a teacherm a farmer and homesteading mama, author of Grow, Create, Inspire, and a member of the PWG faculty. She writes about a wide range of topics associated with using plants and food as medicine.
Every village needs a witch...
Sarah Wu, also on our faculty, runs the Village Witch Project, which offers teachings in deep ecology, herbalism, and permaculture, from a radically ecofeminist perspective.
VICE did a recent feature about Sarah and her projects, and in this podcast, she discusses her work with herbs, community, and the Envision festival she organizes at her permaculture center in Costa Rica.