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1 What Is A Wildflower?

2 Those that grow in the wild or on their own, without cultivation, are called wildflowers.

3 Dandelions: Dandelions are a natural herbal remedy with numerous health benefits. All parts of the dandelion can be used: leaves, roots and flowers. They may be chewed, slice the roots and eat like candy, boil the roots into tea, even batter fry the blooms. Medicinal properties of the dandelion: 1.) It has mild laxative properties and helps relieve constipation. 2.) It aids in the process of digestion and boosts appetite. 3.) It is good for the complexion and helps prevent dry skin conditions and the occurrence of black spots. 4.) It is rich in potassium, iron and other vitamins that help in the treatment of anemia. 5.) The roots help in purifying the blood and removing toxins from the liver and the kidneys. 6.) It helps in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. 7.) It helps weight reduction by regulating blood sugar and improving fat metabolism

4 Purple Coneflower Perhaps the most famous medicinal species among North American native plants. This brilliant purple to pink, daisy-like wildflower is a native of the American plains. The Indians chewed on the roots for snake and insect bites, and also used it for burns, toothache, sores, colds, and flu. This is the No. 1 medicinal plant for the current herbal remedies and supplements. Some of its extracts stimulate the immune system (by boosting the capacity of WBC), and even ward off the common cold. All parts of the plant contain medicinal potency—leaves, buds, stems and roots…Most importantly are the roots.

5 Evening Primrose Evening Primrose is found all over the world. It grows by roadsides, railway banks and waste places in dry open soils, gravelly places, meadows and old fields. *The entire plant is edible. *Gather edible roots and leaves in spring may be frozen. *Gather flowers, buds and young seed pods in bloom-Primrose Oil *Gather entire plant in fall and dry for later herb use. GLA (gamma-linoleinc acid) is an essential fatty acid that is known to help prevent hardening of the arteries, heart disease, eczema, cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis, menopause, PMS, multiple sclerosis, and high blood pressure, sex hormone response, aids in lowering cholesterol levels, and is important in treating cirrhosis of the liver, relieve pain and inflammation. The oil also has a positive effect on the uterine muscles, nervous system and metabolism. The bark and the leaves are astringent and sedative. A tea made from the roots is used in the treatment of obesity.

6 Self Heal All: This herb was used in medieval times to heal warrior’s wounds. Medicinally, it was once used for mouth and throat diseases as well. ”The juice used with oil of roses to anoint the temples is very effectual to remove the headache.” Self Heal is one of the many common wildflowers that traveled to North America from Europe as weeds in the crop seed sacks of early colonists. The whole plant is used as alterative, antibacterial, antiseptic. Weak infusion of the plant is an excellent medicinal eye wash for sties and pinkeye.

7 St. Johnswort: St. Johnswort blooms in summer; in fact, it’s always in bloom in late June. That’s when “the Day of St. John” happens, June 24 th. When St. John’s Eve rolled around, everyone had to have some of this plant. It was hung in windows to ward off evil spirits. It was burned to protect livestock and farms This weed has become one of the mainstays of today’s herbal medicine. Check any drugstore, and you’ll see it available in elixirs, tablets, and more. St. Johnswort today, is often called the natural Prozac, and a popular tranquilizer. Modern herbal studies have shown that the medicinal properties of St. Johnswort actually do have a relaxing effect when ingested.

8 *Usage of wildflowers for medicinal purposes found on Documented scrolls dated back to 3500 B.C. by the Egyptians and Chinese *Flowering plants provide 25% of basic ingredients for FDA approved drugs.

9 *Widely used to treat HEART DISEASE that is directly correlated to fluid retention *Also strengthens cardiac contraction for better blood flow William Withering 1775 First reported physician to use foxglove

10 Originally received its name for curing spider bites by smashing leaves and applying to bite. Extremely sensitive to POLLUTION / RADATION-will cause blooms to change from BLUE …TO…PINK Used as a Pollution Detector and an Environmental Monitor

11 EAT IT Raw, In Tea, Or A Shot Medicinal Purposes General Well Being Fatigue & Stress Blood Pressure Congestion & Wheezing Aphrodisiac both M&F Sells for approximately $300-$500/lb dried weight SHOT GLASS TECHNIQUE: Handful of dried root in a glass jar, cover with vodka then sit for a few weeks. Strain. Use a shot glass full in juice 2X daily.

12 HUMAN INTEREST White Snake Root was the cause and death of Nancy Lincoln (Abe Lincoln’s Mother). Poison snake root is ingested by cow infecting the milk drank by Mrs. Lincoln.

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