Episode-316- 8 Easy To Identify Non Native Medicinal Plants

Today is the second in a multi-part series on medicinal plants, trees and herbs.  Today we continue with 8 plants and trees that are very easy to identify, not native to North America, grow prevalently in the wild or are heavily used in gardens and landscapes and have multiple uses for each plant.

WARNINGYou alone are responsible for any items you consume, you must be sure of species identification, if you have any doubt, don’t put it in your body.  Always start with small does and slowly gauge what happens as you increase it.  While the plants here are easy to identify there are plants out there that can and do kill people.  Again use caution, be certain of identification and I take no responsibility for anyone who chooses to not follow this piece of advice.

Tune in today as we discuss these 8 Non Native North American Medicinal Plants…

  • Lemon Balm
  • White Clover
  • Milk Thistle
  • Wild and Cultivated Garlic
  • Lambs Quarters
  • Ginkgo
  • Weeping Willow
  • Common St. John’s Wort

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4 Responses to Episode-316- 8 Easy To Identify Non Native Medicinal Plants

  1. I just ordered some lambs quarter seeds from Seeds of Change. I figure there is no better way to learn a plant, than growing it.

  2. @Hraz
    It grows as a weed in most farm feilds free for the taking but you’ll be able to ID it real easy after planting it.

  3. SAS Survival Guide from John Wiseman, on page 82, published 1999

    Rowan or Mountain Ash has small clusters of small orange berries,..

  4. Jack,
    I intend to clover over some of my land (1000sf) with white clover . Should I put down cardboard first , then clover seed , then a fine layer of dirt or potting soil ? How would the roots make it through the cardboard?