Truly a great resource! There are so many herbs that we tend to overlook because they aren’t as well known but we are almost literally discovering new plants every week! The possibilities of plants and the rich traditions of folklore from around the world impower us to give an extra touch of realism to our stories. The technology we have can no connect us to what was once common information. That is powerful and important.
by Whitney Carter
I first started exploring herbs and what I could collect and do with them myself some years ago, and I have to confess that I was nervous about it at first. As a kid, there was a berry bush that grew at the edge of my backyard, and sometimes I would sit out there and pick the berries, just to squish them in my hand and smear the dark purple juice around.
I know now that they were Pokeberries, and they’re quite poisonous if ingested. This discovery highlighted my own ignorance about the plants around me, and even as I started dabbling and researching I was always well aware of the potential to miss something important. I have to imagine that the people who were first discovering the uses for all of our plants today had the same kind of excited fear going on.
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