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Forager’s Way Herbal Botanicals

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Forager’s way products are developed from herbs that are grown and harvested at Wild Woods Farm without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Availability varies depending on the season. Email wildfood@cox.net for an updated listing.

Herb Seasoning

  • Nettles – source of vitamins; add to soups, vegetables, salads
  • Rosemary – add to meat, fish, or vegetables
  • Turmeric – anti-inflammatory
  • Zest!!! with turmeric, black pepper, and prickly ash seeds

Matcha

  • Rosemary – add to chicken and vegetables as a seasoning
  • Yaupon – use to make a caffeinated beverage or add to flour for baking

Tinctures at Wild Woods Farm

Tinctures - infused with CBD Oil

  • B-Happy! – linden, mimosa, St. Johnswort, wild rose
  • Sleep-Ade – passionvine, skullcap, lemon balm, indian pipe, wild lettuce
  • Turmeric – helps to relieve inflammation
  • Yucca – helps to relieve arthritis and joint pain
  • Bacopa – mental and circulation stimulant

Tinctures with Alcohol

  • Bacopa – mental and circulation stimulant
  • Beebalm – antiseptic; coughs, colds
  • Black Cherry – suppresses cough
  • Black Willow – headache, pain, inflammation
  • Chanca piedra; Stonebreak – supports kidney and bladder health
  • Cleavers – lymphatic cleanser
  • Dandelion – promotes digestion
  • Echinacea – boosts the immune system
  • Elderflower – diaphoretic; helps with colds and flu, fever
  • Elderberry Syrup – supports the immune system; flu prevention
  • Feverfew – migraines; fevers
  • Heal-all – promotes healing for wounds, infections, and other ailments
  • Hops – sedative, calming
  • Indian Pipe – sedative
  • Lemon Balm – calming, relaxing herb
  • Linden – sedative; helps with respiratory problems
  • Mimosa – mood elevator, stress
  • Motherwort – relieves tension, anxiety
  • Mullein – supports the respiratory system
  • Nettles – source of antihistamine; allergies, tonic
  • Passionvine – sedative, calming
  • Plantain – anti-inflammatory and wound healing
  • Prickly Ash – mouthwash; circulation stimulant
  • Red Clover – estrogenic; menopausal symptoms
  • St. Johnswort – supports the nervous system; antiviral
  • Skullcap – sedative, calming
  • Swamp Rose – helps with grief and depression, cooling and refreshing
  • Sweet Annie – relieves fever and inflammation
  • Thistle head tincture with yellow thistles – liver cleanser
  • Turmeric – helps to relieve inflammation
  • Usnea lichen – nature’s antibiotic; helps with respiratory and sinus infections
  • Wild Black Cherry – cough suppressant
  • Yarrow – astringent; diaphoretic – lowers fever
  • Wild Lettuce – sedative
  • Wild Rose – uplifting and calming
  • Yucca – helps to relieve arthritis and joint pain

Cordials – made with fruit, a sweetener, and alcohol

  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Mulberry

Tinctures with Vinegar

Vinegar is warming. It tastes sour and bitter. Adding honey or fruit to an herb vinegar can help reduce the sourness. Vinegar is a solvent and can aid fixing and extracting certain compounds and can be used as a substitute for alcohol to preserve herbs.

  • Chickweed – nutritive; helps with skin conditions; diuretic, vulnerary, demulcent
  • Cleavers – cleanses the lymphatics
  • Garlic Mustard – nutritive, helps with digestion
  • Sea Rocket – nutritive
  • Shepherd’s Purse – nutritive; source of vitamins and minerals

Oxymel – a combination of herbs with honey and vinegar

  • Beebalm Oxymel – antiseptic, helps relieve coughs, colds

Herbal Teas – bulk bags; single tea bags

  • Feverfew – reduces fever; helps to prevent migraines
  • Hops – calming herb
  • Linden – relaxing herb
  • Spearmint – supports the digestive system
  • Yaupon – native caffeine source; also contains theobromine and antioxidants

Salves

  • Rid-itch – relieves itching from poison ivy, insect bites, and rashes
  • Rosemary/Mint body butter – moisturizer for dry, chapped skin and hands
  • Soothing Salve – soothing for cuts, scratches, wounds, sores, shingles

turmeric at Wild Woods Farm


Teas, Books, Moss Gardens

Learn the way of the forager and identify, harvest, and prepare wild plants by season.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to gather wild plants growing around you for your food and medicine? Or to turn to nature to treat a common ailment instead of a drugstore? The Forager's Handbook is an essential guide for living this lifestyle year-round.

With more than forty years of experience in the world of plants, forager Vickie Shufer empowers you to maintain and improve your health by following the way of the forager. She highlights plants that are available through each season and how to use those plants for food and medicine. Sustainable harvesting and preparation techniques are included as well as foraging ethics. Other topics include:

  • Forest bathing
  • Plant cycles
  • Preventive medicine
  • Simple recipes for edible and medicinal plants
  • And so much more

Follow the seasons and live a foraging lifestyle throughout the year with The Forager's Handbook.

Available for preorder from Simon and Schuster: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Foragers-Handbook/Vickie-Shufer/9781510767867



Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly is a member of the holly family with evergreen leaves and waxy, red berries that ripen just in time for the December holiday season. The leaves are sustainably harvested, dried, and roasted to make a stimulating tea that contains caffeine, theobromine, and antioxidants.

Yaupon Holly

Yaupon is available from Wild Woods Farm in loose leaf, dried and roasted, by the pound, in 3-oz. bags, or as sampler tea bags. It is also available by the pound unroasted.

• loose leaf, roasted and ground – $12/3 oz

Yaupon available in light, medium, and dark roast.Yaupon available in light, medium, and dark roast.
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