A Herbal Walk With Georgina Cyr

Hi friends,

My dear friend Georgina Cyr is hosting a Herbal Walk in Port Alberni tonight. She wrote piece on her Facebook page and she has given me permission to share it with you. I love her detailed description of the herbs they will discover on the walk tonight and their medicinal properties.

I will repost the article she wrote on my web site. www.eudoralynn.com

Enjoy. Blessings, Lynn

Join us Georgina Cyr, Tuesday evening June 27 at 7 pm for a little herb walk in Port Alberni to discover a few of our local edible and medicinal plants. Cost $15.00, includes handouts and little notebooks for gathering samples to label.

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Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017, 7:00 PM
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Some of the plants we will find will be:
Thimble berries – The berries, leaves and roots have been used traditionally to treat stomach ache, and wounds. The berries are consumed fresh as well as dried. The young roots, shoots and leaves are used to cure ailments.
Yellow dock – good for liver, and kidneys – detoxifies, contains magnesium, antioxidants, iron and manganese vitamins B6. Purifies the Blood and Lymph System
Oregon grape – is a natural antibiotic with growing popularity. It produces the same powerful alkaloid, berberine, which give other herbal antibiotics such as goldenseal and golden thread their yellowish color. antibiotic, antiseptic, antiamoebocidic, anti-inflammatory.
Bleeding heart – Michael Moore describes as a tonic herb for strengthening and healing some kinds of weakened people, and as an analgesic remedy for deeper nerve pain and imbalances. Bleeding Heart has been used by Native people as a tooth ache remedy. The plant can also be poulticed and applied to sprains, bruises or wounds to address pain, and may be most effective when combined with topical application of the tincture beneath a hot towel.
Plantain – Plantain is a drawing agent meaning it can pull splinters, dirt, and infections out of the wounded skin as well as a treatment for insect bites. Plantain also acts on the large intestine and can be used either as a laxative or as a drying agent for diarrhea – as its often the case plants work both ways.
Burdock – good for liver and skin easing skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, teenager’s acne. Burdock will help clean your system. Besides, Burdock roots and stems are good wild food.
Vanilla leaf – repels insects
Salal – A common benefit for the public is that the leaves of salal can be made into a poultice to treat insect stings and bites Salal leaf has a long history as a medicine for wounds, coughs, colds and digestive problems. The Klallam, Bella Coola and Quileute People have chewed salal leaves and spit them on burns and sores. Michael Moore mirrors Northwest Native People’s uses of salal in Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West when he says that, “The tea is astringent and anti-inflammatory, both locally to the throat and upper intestinal mucosa, and through the bloodstream, to the urinary tract, sinuses and lungs.”
Fireweed – First Nations used fireweed externally for burns and other skin conditions, and drank it as a tea for gastro-intestinal and bronchial problems.
In addition to its medicinal uses, fireweed shoots can be eaten as a vegetable, while the young leaves can be added to salads.
Cleavers – as a tea for urinary issues, skin irritations, Wounds and Burns. Lymph healer: Cleavers is known traditionally for its use in tonifying and cleansing the Lymphatic system
Self heal – all heal self-heal has been commonly used for all sorts of wounds. Some herbalists liken its qualities to plantain’s vulnerary abilities. Both of these plants are somewhat astringent and demulcent, stabilizing tissue and protecting the skin’s moisture at the same time.
Self-heal is used for wounds on the skin, including cuts, scrapes and burns. It’s also used for drawing out infections, such as abscesses and boils. Internally, self-heal has been used for ulcers, especially those in the mouth and throat.

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