5101Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Best herbs
- Mar 1, 2006My apologies if this has already been undertaken, but as I am getting swamped by all the traffic on this, I may have deleted a final list of the Twenty Best Herbs.Would SKS please compile?Many thanks in advance.Adhaniá of Ols----- Original Message -----From: woodchuckalpha1@...Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 8:23Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] Best herbsThank-you all for sharing your lists of best herbs for food and medicine. To your list, I would also add plantain (plantago species); even though it is a common weed, it is good for both food and medicine (I teach wild edibles). then there is the common milkweed, of which there is also a desert variety. I have found both of these throughout the United States and Canada, and I know that plantain was brought here from Europe. I don't need to grow them in my garden as they are abundant in neighboring fields. Of the lists I have read so far (my email access is limited), I grow most of the plants mentioned and intend to add many of the others.Marthe Andreasdottir**************************************
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Message: 4 Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 13:35:48 -0400 From: "Julie Armstrong" <juliearm@...> Subject: Re: 20 best herbs for food and medicine Greetings In answer to Sharon's question, I would add fennel, lettuces, which have a sedative effect, and perhaps lemon for those in mediterranean climates. Except for mustard, I have all the others on her list in the kitchen right now! (Mustard was old and was composted last week.) Juliana ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sharon Gordon" <gordonse@...> To: <SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:20 PM Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] 20 best herbs for food and medicine > What would you pick for herbs that are very useful for both food and > medicine or other nonfood uses and grow well in the US, Canada, and > Europe? > > For starters, some I would choose are: > > Elderberry/Flower > Garlic > Ginger > Lavender > Mustard > Olive (limited growing area) > Onion > Rose--with hips for high vitamin content > > Sharon > gordonse@... > >
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