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Some Edible Wild Plants

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White wild clovers and leaves This is a wild edible plant everyone knows. The clover leaves are delicious in salads or juices. Clovers are a valuable survival food, as they are high in protein, widespread, and abundant. They are not easy to digest raw, but this can be easily fixed by juicing them. Dried flower heads and seed pods can also be ground up into a nutritious flour and mixed with other foods. Dried flower heads can also be steeped in hot water for a healthy, tasty tea.

  Garlic Mustard

White wild garlic mustard plant The leaves, flowers and fruit are edible as food for humans, and are best when young. The chopped leaves are used for flavoring in salads and sauces such as pesto, and sometimes the flowers and fruit are included as well. These are best when young, and provide a mild flavor of both garlic and mustard.

Garlic Mustard was once used medicinally as a disinfectant or diuretic, and was sometimes used to heal wounds.


You really can eat daisies! In many countries, they grow everywhere. Daisies are from the Sunflower family. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked, noting that the leaves become increasingly astringent with age. Flower buds and petals can be eaten raw in sandwiches, soups and salads. It is also used as a tea and as a vitamin supplement.

Field of white wild daisies In ancient Rome, the surgeons who accompanied Roman legions into battle would order their slaves to pick sacks full of daisies in order to extract their juice, hence the origin of this plant's scientific name in Latin. Bandages were soaked in this juice and would then be used to bind sword and spear cuts. Daisies are still used in homeopathy for wounds and after certain surgical procedures as well as for blunt trauma in animals. Typically, the plant is harvested while in flower when intended for use in homeopathy.

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