Weeds Deserve Respect!
Weeds are under appreciated. I was talking with my 10 year old cousin about plants that could be used to heal her eczema and Dandelion Roots were at the top of that list. "Dandelion? But that's a weed!" She was so surprised to find out that a weed could also be a very useful medicine. Weeds deserve more respect, less uprooting, and zero herbicides. Weeds are defined as unwanted plants that thrive in a new habitat and are deemed a problem. This summer let's look at weeds as a solution, since they remedy many health problems. Dandelion Root Tincture is great for healthy skin! As it cools the liver it clears the skin of acne, hives, and eczema. Dandelion roots help keep the digestive tract healthy by increasing digestive enzymes and toning the muscles that move waste through the intestines. Some of my other favorite "weeds" include Wild Lettuce, Plantain, Chickweed, and Shepherd's Purse.
- Cara Saunders