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Filip Tkaczyk replied to Jerry Strand's discussion stining nettle remedy? in the group Edible and Medicinal Plants
"The plant was very likely dock (Rumex sp.).  Jewelweed does not grow on the property, though it does grow nearby.   Dock, Plantain (common and English), and jewelweed are all great for stinging nettle.  Stinging nettle leaves…"
Apr 5, 2011
Jerry Strand added a discussion to the group Edible and Medicinal Plants
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stining nettle remedy?

So ive been doing some reading about this plant called jewel weed. Ive read that this is the plant to find if you have been stung  by a bee or poison oak or in my case stinging nettles. During my walk around with Jason knight we looked at a small plant out by the entrance to alderleaf and i cant remember if it was yellowdock or jewel weed,either way it helped my sting that i had. So if one were to get stung by nettles , what plant grows near nettles that can help…See More
Mar 29, 2011
Filip Tkaczyk replied to Jerry Strand's discussion foxglove or mullein ? in the group Edible and Medicinal Plants
"Great question.    Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) has a rosette of basal leaves its first year.  The leaves are broadly lance-shaped, taper to a stalk at the base, with an entire leaf edge (though occasionally obscurely round…"
Mar 25, 2011
Jerry Strand added a discussion to the group Edible and Medicinal Plants
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foxglove or mullein ?

How can one tell the diffrence between foxglove and mullein this time of year when the flowers are not in bloom? I hear alot of people get them confused because they look similar, I dont want to make that mistake. I know the best way is to have a field guide and I would never use the plant if i wasnt absolutely sure it was mullein.anyways thanx for any help on this.
Mar 25, 2011
Jerry Strand commented on Alderleaf Wilderness College's group Edible and Medicinal Plants
"Hey, Im just starting to get into the whole edible and medicinal plants. That being said I attended the weekend survival class with jason and phil, we looked at a plant called foxglove. We were told its a sure fire way to death if eatin and that…"
Mar 24, 2011
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Mar 24, 2011

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