Check out this video to learn how to find and gather wild edibles and medicinal plants. First, learn how to identify the toothwort plant. If you don't already know how to recognize the wild lettuce plant, keep watching. Part 1 of 4 - How to Collect wild edibles. Part 2 of 4 - ...more
Not that long ago I wrote an article discussing what it would be like, realistically, if you were to accidentally travel back in time to the Victorian era. At the end of that article, I mentioned that the best thing you could bring with you on a time-traveling adventure is a K ...more
Pot is not just a recreational drug; the cannabis plant can be used for medicinal purposes as well. The FarmAssist, ThC, presents a lesson in making concentrates from medical marijuana.
The cannabis plant can be used for sleep and pain management. Watch this video from the FarmAssist for a lesson in cooking for medical marijuana patients.
Learn how to protect yourself in the jungle. This video shows you techniques and measures to take to protect against illness. Such illnesses include trench foot or jungle rot from walking in wet climates. Myke also use plants as herbs and medicinal substitutes. Stay healthy in ...more
Scrabble Bingo of the Day: HELLEBORE [n] A hellebore is any of the approximately 20 plants from the genus Helleborus, many of which are poisonous. Hellebores are herbaceous perennial flowering plants from Eurasia related to the buttercup family, having showy flowers with peta ...more
As a close to this year's marijuana law reform debate (Prop 19 flopped last night), Boston.com's The Big Picture examines "photos from the past year of marijuana in the news, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, and some of the legal entanglements involved." Some str ...more
A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but one annoying invasive weed may hold the answer to treating the superbug MRSA. Researchers from Emory University have found that the red berries of the Brazilian peppertree contain a compound that turns off a gene vital to the dr ...more
Only a handful of food products are impervious to spoilage—dried rice, salt, sugar—but even among those, honey is unique in that it remains edible without any preparation necessary. It's like this: if you came across honey in an Egyptian tomb, as archaeologists have, you could ...more
In the ongoing search to find better ways to use antibiotics, an extract made from maple syrup has some surprisingly important medical benefits. As bacteria continue to outmaneuver antibiotics, our options for treating infections narrow. Plus, slimy bacterial communities call ...more
News : More Than 20 Pathogens Found Lurking in Medical Marijuana—Dosing Users with (Potentially) Deadly Fungus
Marijuana is legal to use for medical purposes in 28 states and the District of Columbia, but the quick development of this new industry could have left some regulation issues in the lurch. Recently, a California man died of a fungal infection after using marijuana to help al ...more
You might be familiar with the use of zucchini blossoms in cooking and maybe even know how to make herbal simple syrups. But if you really want to show off as someone who knows how to use flowering plants in food, try adding some flower water to your cooking/baking repertoire. ...more
When we initially started juicing, we tended to gravitate towards the widely popular juice staples—carrots, cucumbers, celery, kale, spinach, and apples. However, as we grew more comfortable with these fruits and vegetables (and honestly, a bit bored), we realized there are ot ...more
It's an unspoken rule that diseases are not things that you want to purposely consume. So if anyone ever offers to cook you something made out of a disease, just kindly say no... unless it's huitlacoche. Huitlacoche (pronounced weet-la-COH-cheh) and sometimes spelled cuitlaco ...more
Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let ...more