Medicinal herbs, plants, soap plants, are you gathering any of these?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
July 24, 2008 5:06am CST
I'm gathering peppermint and spearmint for stomach troubles and to add to ice cream or teas. I'm also gathering soapwort to make soap and jewelweed as an anti-poison ivy, oak, etc. remedy. Do you have or are you gathering any medicinal or soap plants?
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@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I might recognize the mints and I know rosemary, but I wouldn't know the rest if they jumped up and bit me! On the other hand, I'm barely staggering from car to building and back so picking stuff is out of the question!
@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Its more the fibro and the heat that is causing the staggering! This will be day, like 44 of 100 or more degrees of heat this summer.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Aug 08
That's how many days we've had of rain and incredibly high humidity. The tropical rain forests have moved to the North Country!
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@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Sounds like your getting all our rain! We want it BACK!!!
@ruby222 (4848)
20 Aug 08
I dont gather any herbs myself,but I have often had a wander into the herbalists and taken a look at the shelves,and the variety of herbal lotions and potions on the shelves are amazing.I always think you would really have to know what you were doing to use any of them!theres a herbal remedy for practically every ailment ,but you need to know which one for which ailment!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Most of us who are interested in herbs have books on herbs at the very least. Many have identification books like me and still others have current magazines about the latest in herbs. So for people who are really, really into it, like a hobbie or pasttime, no problem. Even people who narrowly search only for an assist with one ailment continuously keep up really well in that one area. So for us, it's not too hard. People who only read one article in their entire lives, or grab something because of what the label says, now they scare me. There is a lot to know and they should be doing way more than that. Sounds like you know that you don't know and that's a much better place to start. Thanks and take care.
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
nah...it haven't come into my mind eversince...to be honest... i don't think i had to do that....Anyway..if it really does Help to avoid something critical to our health...i' bet i have to in the future or Now... +thanks for this infos buddy+ @jam@ ~live life~ keep it cool -.-
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Okay