Three herbs you can harvest right now to stock your Herbal First Aid Kit

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Halfway to Harmony

In my corner of the country, the soggy Pacific Northwest, we’re beginning to see the green little shoots of spring growth from some very exciting plants. In fact, I am going to be guiding a small herb walk this saturday to introduce some folks to three fabulous plants which they can use as part of an all-natural first aid kit, so I decided I’d like to write about the plants so that you can learn alongside us. It doesn’t take much investment, aside from your time, to learn about how to treat your family’s medical needs at least partially through herbal options.

GaultheriashallonproSVRDU https://green.kingcounty.gov/gonative/Plant.aspx?Act=view&PlantID=33

Salal

Gaultheria Shallon

This perennial bush is native to the Pacific Northwest which has waxy-shiny green leaves that remain on the plant all year long. The berries of the plant are high in antioxidants and can be used to make jellies and jams. But beware, they’re a…

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