Daily Archives: July 3, 2018
Selfheal is edible, and can be used in salads, soups, stews, and boiled as a pot herb. The plant contains vitamins A, C, and K, as well as flavonoids. The plant’s chemical constituents include betulinic acid, D-camphor, D-fenchone, cyanidin, delphinidin, hyperoside, manganese, lauric acid, oleanolic acid, rosmarinic acid, myristic acid, rutin, linoleic acid, ursolic acid, beta-sitosterol, lupeol, and tannins. Topically, a poultice of the plant is applied to irritated skin, as a disinfecting… Read More
This is Sam-Bull Shetland enjoying the wonderful summer weather in the Swamp. He might look a little sad, but he is really happy.
In the second half of the 20th century, burdock achieved international recognition for its use in a popular macrobiotic diet. Burdock contains a fair amount of dietary fiber (GDF, 6 g per 100 g), calcium, potassium, amino acids, and is low in calories. It contains a polyphenol oxidase, which causes its darkened surface and muddy harshness by forming tannin-iron complexes. Burdock root’s harshness harmonizes well with pork in miso soup (tonjiru) and… Read More