A few weeks ago we hosted Linda Conroy at The Resiliency Institute to teach Herbs for Health & Nourishment and Herbal Remedy Making. Linda shared her wealth of knowledge as a bioregional herbalist and empowered us to incorporate more herbs into our diets.
We learned about the nutrient density in a variety of plants, most of which we consider weeds. These plants contain vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, proteins, phytoestrogens and phytosterols, starches, simple and complex sugars, bioflavonoids, carotenes, and essential fatty acids. We discussed the traits of weeds – resilient, adaptable, and flexible – and realized these are the same traits we need for health.