Still exploring, still living that awesome adventure, still looking forward to the next great day. Still working those muscles, still struggling with pain. Not so! Your diet could save you.
On and on the canoe is paddled, on and on, those muscles work. Through rapids, portages, endless days on the water, trap the fur, bring it home, make a fortune for that clever, illustrious businessman. Be the vehicle to their desires. Work your body, your mind, your spirit to the bone. Leave your loved ones, travel with courage, bring home that cherished dime.
The difficult life of the courier de bois, the homesteaders that followed them and the settling of Canada. The price that was paid in life and livelihood, as the courageous Canadians make their way into the great wild. Survive you must.
The land takes it’s toil and exhausts us. The strain and stress of this life is full of great challenges. There are dreams of gold but hardship is plenty. Tell us your secrets. How did you survive?
In the great wild, there is plenty, if you know what to look for. There was game to catch, fish in the streams, fruit, berries and edible plants along the way. Some of this is medicinal and works to cure that obvious. Vitamin C for scurvy, vitamin A for your eyes. The long days of sunshine gleaming off the water, the eyesore from reflections from the water without sunglasses, the sunburn, the pain of it.
Somewhere in the wilds of Canada is medicine for all of this. Salves, ointments, tinctures, treatments for cuts, bruises, scrapes and burns. Somewhere there are treatments for pain, vision loss, inflamed joints, sore muscles, pulls and sprains. Somewhere there is treatment for disease and mental impairment. Our healing is abundant and our forefathers prove it. Somewhere in the great wild nutrition is abundant and the natural world gives us relief from aches and pain, from disease and keeps us well. Somewhere in the wild, there is food that will save us, if you know what to look for.
Why was Lamb’s quarters used as an herbal remedy?
The plant was used traditionally as an herbal remedy for eczema, rheumatic pains, gout, colic, insect stings and bites. Also a decoction made from the herb was used to treat tooth decay. The sap extracted from the plant stems was used to reduce freckles and treat sunburns.
Lambsquarter is an important source of food that can be considered a key staple, while at the same time it is also an extremely valuable medicine. When the leaves are chewed into a green paste and applied to the body, it makes a great poultice for insect bites, minor scrapes, injuries, inflammation, and sunburn.
Lamb’s quarters contains more protein, calcium, and vitamins B1 and B2 than cabbage or spinach, making it a wild edible fit for Pop-Eye, our favorite green vegetable hero. It is also rich in iron, phosphorus, and vitamins B1, B2, C, and A. Lamb’s Quarters warms your mouth, is slightly salty, sour, and mildly spicy.
2021-07-27 · Internal uses range from treating diarrhea, relieving stomach aches, and for scurvy (due to the high Vitamin C content.) Lamb’s quarter tea is also known for decreasing inflammation and increasing circulation. Lamb’s quarter poultices are said to relieve itching, swelling, and relieve burn pain.
In short, Yarrow has the following medicinal uses:
anti-catarrhal (removes excess mucous from the body)
diaphoretic (reduces fever)
lowers blood pressure
stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area (especially the uterus)
used for hemorrhage
used for treatment in pneumonia
used for treatment in rheumatic pain
Principally used in the cure of rheumatism in the form of infusion or tincture; recommended, however, in hysteria, chorea, epilepsy, spasms, irregular menstruation, etc., internally; and used both externally and internally in many cutaneous diseases, the eruption occasioned by the poison rhus, and in the bites of venomous snakes.
Wild Asters medicinal uses. The warm infusion may be used freely in colds, rheumatism, nervous debility, headache, pains in the stomach, dizziness, and menstrual irregularities. This, together with A. cordifolius, has been compared in value with valerian. Aster aestivus …is recommended as an antispasmodic and alterative.