I was doing some research on herbs and found out that there are some weeds that have healing properties as well. Here's the article I found https://offgridskills.wordpress.com/blog/ Does anyone else know of any weeds that can be used for medicinal purposes. I want to stat a weed garden in my backyard. Please Help.
Most of that information is in the Fox Fire books that I have had since they were first printed.
I know of at least 10 books with the old remedies (two are by Amish healers)
If you like that particular book, then it is a good one.
I recently stumbled across this book, The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival by Katrina Blair. The great thing about this book is that these weeds grow on every continent, so the information is relevant no matter where you are. The not so great thing about this book is that there's a lot of talk of her personal (sometimes bordering on the uninformed and insensitive) philosophy at the start. I've only read the first bit, but it seems like there's some good stuff in here, complete with recipes, medicinal guides, and more. The thirteen weeds in question are:
I second this recommendation. I've eaten many medicinal "weeds" straight out of my garden & on hikes based on this book. I've also used many of the recipes in it. My partner & I created a podcast with Katrina recently which profiles her story & some of the plants & their uses. You can listen to it free-of-charge: Wild Wisdom, Wild Weeds - Katrina Blair
I didn't see it listed on a quick browse through. So I will bring up my personal favorite, yarrow. Anytime I cut myself to where I need to apply pressure, I am running out to the garden. It is really good at stopping bleeding and is full of antiseptic properties. Caution to those with ragweed allergies.