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Hola,
Anyone know good plants still growing now or could be collected for use as a tea during the NW winter months?
I'm still ok on mint but will eventually run out.

someone do their duty and keep me out of the bulk isle.

manuel
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Hola Manuel,

Steve drinks what he calls "Emergen-fir" in the winter, though some are not sure about it. The topic slid a bit, but you can see the discussion in this herbal remedies thread.

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How about licorice fern?Also in seattle and such nettles should be poking their heads out soon.By mid march you can start collecting in earnest for next winter.(I collect 4 dry gallons per person for an entire winter).How about wintergreen leaves.They should have red berries this time of year but the leaves would be what to gather for tea.More a landscape plant.
 
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I've been drinking doug fir needle tea about once a week to get an extra shot of vitamin c.  Not much out there during winter, but goat is right about nettles, young ones poppin up soon.  Dandelion root and plantain seed tea are good right now too.  THere might still be some good rose hips too.
 
                            
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Being in a cold climate once or winter hits it stays frozen, I collect rose hips year round for tea, naturally frozen and preserved.
 
                    
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Where I live, you can dig sassafras roots at any season, and have a cup of tea, as soon as you scrub it and boil it up!

It is now on the carcinogen list, but still, one must have a cup occasionally.
 
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You could grow a perennial plant like Roman Chamomile indoors to keep it from going dormant.
 
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