Herbal Medicine

Day 55: July Foraging for Nettle Seeds to make Nettle Seed & Flaxseed Crackers

Day 55: July Foraging for Nettle Seeds to make Nettle Seed & Flaxseed Crackers

Recently I wrote about foraging for Stinging Nettle seeds, which are highly nutritious and have amazing adaptogenic properties.    Now that my seeds have dried, I have passed them through a sieve to remove any twiggy bits, stems and leaves. Now I have a jar…

Day 49: July Foraging – Nettle Seeds – a Superfood (TYOH)

Day 49: July Foraging – Nettle Seeds – a Superfood (TYOH)

One of the first plants I learnt how to forage and one of my favourite wild plants are Stinging Nettles! Urtica dioica is a plant that needs little introduction.    Most children recognise nettles and avoid them to prevent their itchy sting. Nettle is a…

Day 46: Sulforaphane – one of the most potent anti-cancer compounds ever discovered (TYOH, July 2021)

Day 46: Sulforaphane – one of the most potent anti-cancer compounds ever discovered (TYOH, July 2021)

Sulforaphane was discovered by scientists at Johns Hopkins in 1992. Since then, over 2,400 studies have been published on it in the peer-reviewed literature.    Scientists have identified 39 distinct pro-health mechanisms for sulforaphane so far. Many health professionals and researchers believe that sulforaphane is…