Dandelions, to the typical individual, is usually an eye sore. Something you painstakingly rid your lawn from so that they never sprout forth again. Little do these people know that the very plant they deem a weed, is actually something that could benefit their lives and strengthen their bodies. I too was one of these individuals not so many moons ago. When I realized how powerful these big yellow beauties were, I never saw them as a weed again. I saw them as the wondrous gift from nature that they truly are.
Chamomile is a wonderful plant that I love but I found something similar that grows wild and that I like even better! Meet my beloved Pineapple Weed, A.K.A. Wild Chamomile, A.K.A. Matricaria discoidea. Let's explore this lovely 'weed'!
As I begin typing out this piece, I sit and reflect on my surroundings. It’s the beginning of March and Spring Equinox is so close that you can taste the greenery popping up and out of the ground. This is my time! It can be yours too if inspiration and interest should overcome you!
Preparations for the foraging season that lies before me, before us! I’m so ready! Are you?
I'm located in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario, Canada.
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Your medicine is in the woods.
Your pharmacy is in your kitchen.