our first foraged plant was meadowsweet which is growing in abundance in the wet areas of Corehead
|Checking for bugs!|
Did you know..that meadowsweet cantains a chemical (Salicylic acid) very similar to aspirin and was traditionally used to reduce pain and inflammation.
It also makes a tasty drink! great on hot sunny days.
We then went for a walk gathering a variety of plants as we went including yarrow, red clover, greater plantain and chickweed.
We infused them in oil and added bee's wax to make a ointment.
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