Some of my favorite healing healing remedies that I like to forage for are:
Stinging Nettle Witch Hazel
Other plants that are supposedly native to North America that I enjoy using but have not foraged for include:
Eventually I would like to grow a food forest with native healing herbs in it.
Please share your most commonly used, foraged and grown Native American healing remedies!
Many, (many, many) years ago I hurt myself while out working. I had no aspirin for the pain, but remembered willow bark was supposed to ease pain. I cut a small piece of willow and chewed it. Seemed to work fine.
I have a bit of sage on my new property. Will look up the what it can be used for.
ohhh there's so many good ones! Oddly I was more familiar with the bounty of the Sonoran desert plants than I am with the our new home plants in the Appalachians. Give it time we shall get to know each other more.
Out west...Phoenix Area
Cottonwood, willow, justica californica, creosote (probably my favorite), sage, chocolate flower, yerba mansa...so many good ones.
Once upon a time there were three bears. And they were visted by a golden haired tiny ad: