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Some Edible Wild Plants

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  Broadleaf Plantain

wild broadleaf plantain plant - greater plantago major The leaves of this strong and common weed are edible and used in herbal medicine, but can be somewhat tough. The taste is that of very bitter salad greens with a lingering aftertaste like spinach. Broadleaf Plantain is also a highly nutritious wild edible that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. The young, tender leaves can be eaten raw, and the older, stringier leaves can be boiled in stews and eaten. The leaves when dried make a great tea. Some studies have shown that plantain extract has a wide range of biological effects, including wound healing, anti-inflammatory, pain relief, antioxidant, weak antibiotic and it's beneficial to the immune system.

Other plantains are considered wild edible plants also but they don't have as much nutritional value as the Broadleaf Plantain.

  Wild Grasses

Field of wild edible grasses and wheat stalks Did you know that all wild grasses are edible and that there are more than 400 different kinds of grasses? Grasses are super healthy and you can find this super food for free. Wheatgrass, for example, contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human health. It's a whole meal and complete protein with about 30 enzymes. It has up to 70% chlorophyll (which builds the blood). It's an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Wheatgrass cleanses the body. It is a natural raw detoxifier and it eliminates body and breath odors. The natural value of wheatgrass juice is so high that many people don't feel the "cravings" that lead to overeating. It's great for the skin and first and second decree burns.

Of course fruits and vegetables can be purchased at the grocery store as well. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a healthy diet and how to jump start your health

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Dave Tozier has been blogging about some various topics he has found interesting and, since a recent bout with cancer, health and fitness is one of those topics.

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