Friday, September 21, 2007

Getting out heading back up the mountain

It has been a pretty busy week, a lot of writing. I am creating a new class online. So finally when I had enough of sitting in front of the computer, I decided to head back up the mountain. Today I collected some false Solomon seal root. I decided to give this medicinal a try, some say you can use it for some of the same uses as the "True" Solomon's seal". We will see. I read in Edible and Medicinal Plants of the west by Tilford that some Northwest Native tribes used a poultice of the root to treat inflammations of the skin, treat sunburn pain, and stop bleeding. Also, and I think the most interesting~ some tribes used to promote smoking the root to "cure insanity" and quite emotional children (did the two go hand in hand?) LOL.
I was also able to score some more elderberries! Yay Elixir her I come!
As soon as the I am done creating my new course (I gave myself a deadline of this weekend) I will be posting more frequently.


jim mcdonald said...

mmm... false solomon's seal berries taste like anise.

Angie Goodloe LMT, Herbalist said...

These were surprisingly sweet and "berry like" although there is not much "berry" because the seeds are large inside, the seeds inside are just like bee bee balls, very round and hard. I planted some, the plant is striking, I wonder if it will grow in my yard....