Wild Minds 2018 – Day 3

Special guest Senaqwila Wyss joined us to teach us about native plants and their Indigenous cultural uses. Senaqwila is Coast Salish Squamish so was able to share some important and interesting knowledge about the local specificity of the plants and their uses. Enjoyed learning that plantain which is probably one of the most commonest plants in our gardens and is literally everywhere and which is also called frog leaf,  is actually one of the best healing herbs on the planet and used not just to heal wounds as I understood, but also as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, and astringent plus are rich in calcium and other minerals and vitamins. We toured the garden and harvested red clover, mint, yarrow, and nettle and made up a thirst quenching ice tea.

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