Hello, we're thrilled to let you know that desktop users can now search any ailment and sort all the posts in 3 ways:
1) alphabetically by remedy
2) newest posts
3) most loved posts on the page
Just click on the blue User Review button at the top of any article, and it will drop you down to a box where you can sort all the posts on that particular ailment. See screenshots below.
Give it a go, and if you have any comments or suggestions about the sorting feature and how it could be improved, please let us know!
Example page: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/skin_infections.html
Yes, we noticed that too. Sorry, it is super irritating. That is Google's auto-ad function plunking an ad in the middle of a post (vs an article, which would be much better).
We're trying to figure out how to stop that from happening without losing even more revenue. Every time we shift something on the ads, it tends to plummet much-needed revenue. We need the ads to pay for the programming updates the site needs constantly. Trying to figure out other revenue paths for the site, then we could ditch most of the ads. That would be the ultimate goal!
Why am I seeing a banner ad in the middle of material I am reading and I can't get rid of it.
What health sites have you been on that offer a better format than Earth Clinic or better information or better organization? How much do you pay to use Earth Clinic? Oh, that's right, it's free! If you have better choices to choose from, perhaps you might want to use those wonderful sites instead of this evil site which is secretly trying to track you! Are you serious with these unfounded allegations?
What's Not Cool Claire, is that you have admitted using Earth Clinic, FOR FREE, For Over 10 years and in the same post call it EVIL!!!!! Yeah, that's not cool at all CLARE!!!!
If you're so sure about your allegations, why have you endured all of this evil tracking for over 10 years???
What sounds evil here Clare is a person making false accusations about Earth Clinic, based on absolutely nothing other than you might have been temporarily inconvenienced!!!
Our programmer just fixed the LastPass login box which kept popping up at the bottom of the screen, but if someone has another password app causing the same issue, please let us know!
mmsg,,,, ORH here, and this saga reminds me of what my dad always told me when I got a whippin. " Son, you need a whippen ever so often to loosen up your skin so you can grow." D. just got a whippin, and she will grow. The world is not coming to an end, and we need to get on with our tales.
One can use various search engines to search the Earth Clinic website. Below is a sample keyword combination that can be used to search for the keyword alkalizing on the webpages of earthclinic.com.
The above keyword combination can be tried at the search engines accessible at the below links.
Below is a sample keyword combination that can be used to search for the keyword alkalizing on the webpages ted.earthclinic.com, which is the section of the Earth Clinic website that is dedicated to observations that were shared by Ted from Bangkok.
Below are links to sample search results.
Regarding evil, maybe one can find encouragement from the content at the below link.
Of course not Deidre!!!! You are GOOD and PEOPLE ORIENTED!!! THANK YOU FOR SAVING MANY LIVES AND SANITY!!!!
I never signed up, and yet can access all this life-saving free information from any device with no problem whatsoever. You are to be COMMENDED!!!
I have no problem posting and using the search function while accessing the website from my phone. I'm not signed in and don't even have a user account. Be encouraged Earth Clinic, this website it wonderful!
We are not sure what you are talking about. Everything on our mobile site is searchable without signing in. Do you have a password app like LastPass on your mobile phone? If so, that is probably what keeps popping up at the bottom, not Earth Clinic's login box.
If you don't have any password apps on your cell, try deleting history and cache in your browser settings and see if that helps. Perhaps you have an old file stored on your mobile phone causing issues.
Please let us know so we can figure out what the issue is.
P.S. Sorry to disappoint, but we are still neither evil nor corporate-driven after 21 years on the net.
Your mobile site stinks.
I can't search anything. I have been a member for over 10 years but can no longer remember my 2 million passwords. Why can't I search without signing in? I think it is probably for evil tracking reasons. Not cool, EarthClinic! It's supposed to be FOR people, BY people, and not corpoate driven. Shame.
I have the same problem for some time.The search bar is black....can't see anything.
EC: Was fixed. Please refresh the site.
With the exception of the "Contact Us" page, the font color, when typing in the Search Bar, is very dark and cannot be seen against the black background. Can you please check each search bar on the EC site and change the font color so it's visible against whatever background color the search bar has? Thanks for all you do to keep this wonderful site running!
EC: Thank you for the input, Wendy. Fixed! Now appearing in white font color instead of grey.
Hi Denise (and everyone else! ), something I just noticed! I have the option of getting on the earthclinic site, using a laptop, and using either Microsoft Internet Explorer OR Google Chrome. I discovered that Chrome is SO much better at displaying various options, e.g., the "Open Thread" button, the "Research", "Share", and "Love" buttons actually show up! My question is, will these, and other, options be included in the upgrade benefits, AND extend to all internet platforms?
EC: Hi, no not to begin with. As mentioned above, we will just have the Reply button and will add other components one at a time.
Unless something happens where we have to retrace our steps, we will be moving over to the new platform this morning (Dec 31) so Earth Clinic may not be accessible for a few hours or more today. Sorry about that!
As I have mentioned previously, please be patient with us while we get up to speed in the next couple of weeks. We will have to deal with thousands of error messages from pages that have been renamed all over the site and other issues that will come up once we move over that will have to be addressed first.
To begin with, the site will be simplified. You will only have a REPLY button under each post. We will start adding components to comments one by one. But every time we add a new feature, we slow down the site, so we need to be very cautious about adding new components and do a lot of testing first. Also, you will not be able to login on the new site until after we have migrated user accounts in January.
Additionally, the latest posts page has to be created on the new site and we're not sure when that will be done. It's a programming issue.
Approved posts from November 2018 until now will NOT have been uploaded to the new site. No worries, we'll get them uploaded soon. However, every post from the main site from 1999 - November 2018 is uploaded.
Ted's site and our Q&A site will stay the same until we create new websites for those two sites. This means any questions from either of those two sites will not flow through the new EC site as they are no longer going to be connected. More problems for us to solve in the coming months.
Thanks for your patience while we get up to speed. If you are not on our mailing list, please send us an email at [email protected] and request to be added to it. We will probably communicate through email to our community with announcements.
See you very soon on the new site.
Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year With MUCH LOVE.
P.S. We will most likely have a Latest Posts page set up for new comments as soon as we go live... woo hoo!
Thanks for your email. Yes, search will improve... however we have to find the right plugin for that and will probably be using google search to begin with as we have tested the one that comes with Wordpress and it doesn't do a very good job. We're solving one giant problem after another one at a time!
A few immediate benefits:
Pages will load much faster on desktop and mobile.
Design will look significantly more fresh and modern.
After a week or two once we go live:
Member accounts will be migrated and connected to posts. Once they are migrated you will be able to click on user name and see their posts (I think).
Note: People will still always be able to send in a post without logging in as before.
After a couple of months:
All reader posts will be separated by remedy name into their own pages.
Lovely photos will be added to all pages/sections (half have been added at this point).
Everything happens quite slowly on a shoestring budget. But the good news about that is that fewer mistakes are made!
We're hoping the giant phase 1 move happens in the next few days. Of course, I've said that before so we'll see! Will update right before that as there may be a number of hours when the site will be offline. Have a great weekend!
Deirdre, 10 THUMBS UP!!!!! Pls work slowly and comfortably!! We're all cheering you on!!!
Deirdre, et. al.,
Thank you SO MUCH for the awesome work you all at EC are doing on the site! I have a question: Will there eventually be an expanded search feature, e.g., to allow one to search for their own posts (maybe search by that person's EC UserName)? I can't remember if your original notification re the upgrade included all the benefits of the upgraded site. Would you, or someone at EC, be able to list the benefits of the upgrade?
Many thanks again!
Happy holidays to our amazing worldwide community!
Apologies for the glitches you are experiencing lately. If, when you visit EC, pages are overly slow to load or you get a message that the server lost it's connection, can you please either send us a post or an email ([email protected]) with the words:
Please Reboot the Server!
When a lot of people start searching on the site, it ties up connections between databases and things can go south. Hopefully we won't have this constant issue with the new site. Rebooting the server takes the site offline a few minutes but speeds everything up.
Now for news on the new site...
We finally figured out how display all your amazing posts by creating sub-pages for them on the new site. Once we create a sub-page for every remedy listed on an ailment page, we then have to gather all the posts with the same title (ie, "apple cider vinegar") and move them onto the new sub-page. Well over 100,000 posts are being moved, a few at a time. Because it's very easy to make a mistake and lose posts with just one click, I am the one moving most posts. I have managed to finish about 10 ailment and remedy pages so far since Sunday. That may not seem like a lot, but a total of several hundred sub-pages have been created and over 5,000 posts have been moved! A daunting job but it keeps moving forward.
Our plan is to go live with the new site as soon as we can and then keep moving posts onto the new sub-pages. Otherwise you guys will be waiting a few months for me to finish moving all the posts onto their own special new pages.
Thanks for all your positive vibes. Wishing you a very happy holiday week!
Yes Mmsg, I am in agreement with you and would like to encourage Deirdre the same and thank her so much for her personal replies.
Deirdre, pls don't rush, EC maintains that stress is unhealthy!!! As long as we can keep reading and posting we're good.
Pls go about this monumental change slowly and comfortably!
EC: Thank you so much for your kind support!
Thanks to ALL of you for working on this monumental task! I'm sure the site will be great!
EC: Thank you so much, Wendy!
Well, we thought we'd be ready to move the site to the new platform this week, but we still have quite a few things left to do before we feel it is good enough to launch. The most challenging part has been how to organize and display hundreds of thousands of posts from our readers on the new platform. Currently in the new design, the posts are showing up by most date on each page and cannot be sorted by remedy title, which a big problem. I know you all will be VERY frustrated and pissed off with me if we launch the site looking like this! So we're working on the post organization issue with a specialist, along with ten thousand other clean-up details like renaming pages, creating tags for each page, fixing font issues and broken links and adding a photo to every page.
Below is a screenshot of two posts from the sinus infection page on the new site so you can understand the issue we must fix with the posts. There are 1,300 posts just in the Sinus Infection section dating back 15 years. Can you imagine how irritated you would get scrolling through them one by one?
In good news, the article pages are looking very nice on the new site and should display well on desktop, tablets, and mobile devices, a huge improvement!
In the meantime, please post away. The contact us form has been fixed and is working again. I'm guessing we're still 1-2 weeks out from launching the new site but will post an update again. Have a wonderful weekend!
Best of luck in this new move, Deirdre. And for those of us who are rather addicted to reading the Latest Posts, if it doesn't work for a while, well, we'll just have to come up with some "grandma's home remedy" for that!
Support for Earth Clinic
I'm sure I'm not the first member to have thought of funding for EC but happy to see my comments at the top of this post. Nothing runs for free including websites. EC has been very helpful to me and I am glad to see a funding mechanism in place. Lets donate and allow EC to continue the good work.
Support for Earth Clinic
GO FUND ME PAGE - Rinse and Repeat - bringing subject back up to Recents. Thanks everyone!
I also wanted to know whether Nattokinase is also to be taken empty stomach and if yes can Nattokinase and Serraptase can be taken together or Nattokinase is to be taken with meals, it's not clear in any article.
If it was me and I was going to try and replicate the studies, the hypertension study used 2,000 FU per day while the study for anti atherosclerotic effect used 6,000 FU per day. I would check with my doctor, show the doctor the studies and see what he/she thinks about me using nattokinase given my current health. If he/she approves it, I would ask if I can start at the lower dose and work my way up to the higher dose. If that is approved then I would ask the doctor to monitor me regularly to see if I can replicate the test results in a similar amount of time! Because of the health risks involved in atherosclerosis and hypertension, regular monitoring and testing by my doctor would have to be mandatory!
Thanks a lot for your prompt reply. I want a favor from you, if you could let me know the dose and when to take, can both be taken together. Serrapeptase, (I have 80,000iu) it's written on the bottle to be taken empty stomach, where as Nattokinase it's 100mg, 2000 FU. It's for an 80 yr old physically fit person but having high systolic about 160 in the morning and feeling of light headedness. On no medication of any sort, but supplements yes.
If EC can't find it, I doubt I will be able to find it on EC!
Here is a nattokinase study showing that it is an effective antiatherosclerotic at a doable dose!Notice also the intima media thickness change for the better, very impressive!
Here is another abstract that shows nattokinase can lower blood pressure:
Is there an estimated completion date for the other 50% of the website platform move?
EC: Hi Art,
No estimated date, but hopefully 2-3 weeks from now depending on how much cleanup work has to be done once the reader posts are moved over!
Support for Earth Clinic
Just hit the GoFundMe Page, getting this back up top on comments. Earth Clinic and it's contributors have saved me multiple times. I'll spread the word. Good luck!
EC: Thank you so much, Littlewing!
Support for Earth Clinic
This is a great idea! Earth Clinic has been here for years providing a needed and useful service of helping us to better health and has never asked for a penny! Now is our chance to show our appreciation for EC and all of the good it has provided through the years!!! Every donation is a vote to keep Earth Clinic and its valuable remedies and cures going and that will be a great thing for all of us!!!
EC: Thank you for your support, Art!
Support for Earth Clinic
Regarding support for Earthclinic.com
If you want to get more donations you need to make the support option more visible. At present support info. is hidden at the bottom of a very long page found under the Contact section. Support should have it's own tab in your banner; something snappy like Click Here to Support Earth Clinic then have the viewer taken directly to a Support Options page.
EC: Thank you so much, Gord235, for your helpful advice.
Apologies for waiting a month before posting and replying to you. We've taken your advice very serious given this critically tough time for Earth Clinic. 2 recent Google search updates, one targeting many health and nutrition sites in early August, have severely impacted our web traffic. We just launched a GoFundMe campaign and created an easy to spot button on our navigation menu at the top of the site to the gofundme campaign.
Thank you again. Many blessings to you.
EC, I'm sort of addicted to EC so when a few days pass with no new posts, I work up a sweat!
Sorry to be so selfish, OF COURSE you ppl need vacation times etc. it's just that you are just about the BEST site on the internet, the give and take here is incredibly human, besides being incredibly useful!
Thank you for this wonderful site .. And God bless those of you who take time to share.
Unfortunately looking for a friend's 10 year old son.
The thanks is to you, Earth Clinic, your site has helped so many, and it is your much loved and most knowledged contributors who have inspired me, and continue to do so.
EC: Thank you for letting us know the url and for your very kind words of support.
Page is now fixed! It was the first reply in the thread from Dud that caused the issue. Hope the info helps your friend's son.
Earth clinic, if you can, please fix this page, it seems there is a lot of
EC: Hi Teena,
So sorry, the end of your message got cut off. Can you please repost the problem page name or url in the comments section of the contact us form instead of in the subject line, which has a character limit, and we'll fix the page asap.
Thank you so very much for all of your helpful and informative posts on Earth Clinic!
I've loved this site for years and years! I don't even remember when I first discovered it but it has helped me numerous times!! On the floor with food poisoning and doing the ACV remedy was a life save!! ); the blackstrap molasses for awful periods, etc, etc, etc. I was a fan when the website wasn't new and it was very rustic =) So I'm so happy to see it doing well! I actually decided to create an account today b/c I was hoping to ask Ted a question about my current condition(s) and I learned he had that stroke. I'm so sorry to hear that but I'm so glad you are doing well and will continue to do so and recover completely (I just know it!! ) ... Anyways, does anyone know how Ted is doing. Thank you for making this site!! It's been a blessing to so many people!!! Oh! The ear infection remedy! Did that one with the heated oil (and then cooled to warm temp) and garlic and it opened my ear and was able to sleep. Remedy after remedy - I can't thank you enough. Lots of love and good blessings!!
EC: Thank you for coming back to EC and setting up an account after all these years. Yes indeed, rustic in the old days - 'twas the beginning days of the internet when EC went online in 1999.
We haven't heard from Ted's sister since the holidays and suspect that things are still the same. Please consider asking your questions to our other EC contributors. They have picked up where Ted left off and often have great suggestions to those in need.
Lots of love and blessings back to you!
Hello EC community! We just wanted to thank you for your vigilance in identifying suspect posts on EC. We recently had a suspected "bait and switch" on one of the threads and several readers flagged it as such.
You guys have been amazing the past 10 years at flagging the posts you think are off, weird, nonsensical, mean-spirited, and etc. You are not privy to the scores of posts we have delete behind the scenes each day here and on our YouTube channel, but holy moly, they would make you laugh.
Thank you so much for helping us keep Earth Clinic beautiful.
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day.
Hi Timh, thank you for all that you post in plain english. My brain is slow. I take a lot of supplements and pray a lot . Lately you have come into my heart frequently and I feel concern for you . I only do what the Father shows me so sunday I will intercede for your recovery after my worship time. Thanks for all you are and all you do Timh. Your seeds sown in tears will bring a harvest. Love, Charity
Many of us have benefitted immensely from following your suggestions for healing, along with directions from Bill, Ted, and many others. This is such a great site for sharing and learning because of the imagination and creativity of Deirdre, and all the contributors. You can count yourself among the top contributors, Timh, because we can always count on your generosity and truthfulness in sharing your experience. Thank you and wishing you the gift of good health soon.
Thank you Deidre on updating us about Bill Thompson. Glad to learn he is hale and hearty and busy! He, along with so many others here on EC, have opened my mind to the wonderful world of healing through natural means. My gratitude to all of them is deep and boundless.
TY Deirdre for the Bill update. For yrs I have been playing catch-up on my illness; as it gets progressively worse, I must get aggressively better just to stay alive. Down most times and very down often-times, so my time of giving & receiving lifesaving info here on E.C. has been extremely valuable. Two bad conditions in particular have been remedied due directly to Bill's suggestions and more in minor cases.
Again thanx everyone here who has provided valuable support, and I can report continued slow improvement despite serial pitfalls.
Deirdre, Thank You for the update on Bill. I have such affection for all of you. I have spent untold hours reading here. These updates are priceless. Janet
Just wanted to let you know I had a lovely, catch-up conversation with the wonderful Bill Thompson yesterday. He's fine and doing very well! I told him we all missed him greatly.
He's been extremely busy with personal projects, which is why we haven't heard from him in a while. However, he says he'll be back on Earth Clinic in a few months when things settle down and is excited to share a few of his new remedies with us when he does. He does reply to short emails when he has time but doesn't see the posts/questions on EC directed at him as he doesn't check the site regularly.
Have a wonderful weekend. To all those in Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia, our prayers are with you.
To our wonderful readers,
We are pleased to present a brand new video on Colloidal Silver. https://youtu.be/ijueGz0yZeM. This is the first video in a series on CS.
A giant thanks to Art from CA who, through his many posts on the subject, elucidated how to distinguish between ionic silver and colloidal silver and why it's important to do so.
We hope the video will clarify some of the labeling confusion on silver solutions sold in health food stores around the world.
Ever tried making an alkalizing bath bomb for your kids? So much fun and good for them when they're sick!
Here's a new video featuring Mama's cutie pie son explaining how to make BBs using citric acid, baking soda, bentonite clay and witch hazel.
Mama to Many will also tell you how these bath bombs can help itchy skin issues like poison ivy and chicken pox. https://youtu.be/SzS2UATs5K0
Good morning to all!
Don't miss Mama to Many's new video on Earth Clinic's YouTube Channel: How to Make a DIY Alkaline Toothpaste!
Please give it a thumbs up and make sure to subscribe to our channel if you haven't already! Lots more interesting videos on the way!
I appreciate any tips to try, I got a new one today . Make a paste of baking soda and coconut oil and put it on cracked tooth . Hope it works like a miracle...I'll let you know
Timh,,,,,,,, I spray my skin down with magnesium prior to a sauna and never thought of doing that with a trace mineral product. See ...... you just taught an ole man something, and I thank you.
Folks need to know what hits their skin is into their body. It's called transdermal. I still have questions about the teeth thing.
Az is my main source of trace minerals so I use it orally, swishing, foot & whole body baths.
Jaw Bones need minerals to keep the teeth solid.
Timh,,,,,,,,, is this the same Utah stuff that I'm using in my garden to increase my soil trace minerals? I buy it by the 40 # bags. I can understand using it in a garden, but how can swishing volcanic ash help your teeth? Not doubting you, just don't understand the chemistry.
Your buddy and neighbor ====ORH====
Yes, I hold a big mouthful of the Azomite for a few minutes about once-a-wk to mineralize my teeth then spit it out. Comfrey is a little hard to find cause it can be toxic if taken internally, but you can also use the active ingredient Allantoin which is not toxic.
I looked all of these up and azomite is a fertilizer, so you swish it and spit? I use D+ sunbathe, K and taurine daily. I tried some cal phos but not sure about it, so I will try the hylands next time I order supplements. I will try the comfrey leaves, are they at the grocery store bulk spice? I bite a fish oil capsule daily and let it soak my teeth. I use zinc but maybe not enough. I started using ginger this past week . A dime size sliver of raw, chewed, really helped cut sinus drama from dental issues and helps liver too.( A friend of mine inquired of the Lord and my symptoms I had for two days stopped in five minutes. )Tonight I felt led to ask her to inquire for you. She heard your immune system was poor and to use St. Johns Wart tea mixed with colloidal silver 3x a day until you feel improvement. She hits the target a lot as a seer. Neither of us was familar with st Johns but I looked it up in earth clinic and it works as an anti viral and another site said possible as a cancer treatment. Also anti depressant.
I will be trying more things you and ORHenry recommended as $ allows . I recently bought a lot of gut helpers and trying to add one at a time slowly so I can digest what I eat and get better health. Also detoxing my liver slowly. Did try some spooky 2 you tube, rife for teeth and gums .Have also been listening to some frequencies on you tube over the years.One day at a time and we can win these battles . It's a JOYRNEY..lotsa fun!
Mine is like 1 step forward one step back. I can get the upper hand only momentarily.
For teeth I swish a mouthful of minerals (bulk powder Azomite), plus lots of Vit-D and K1/K2. Taurine helps the body utilize minerals as well as Calcium 2-AEP. I also like the Hyland's Cal Phos 6x for bones & teeth as it is the best delivery of these minerals.
As for regrowth, Zinc is always a must as well as adequate Omega 3's. Chewing some dried Comfrey Leaves would certainly seem to help.
Almost forgot the first step so lets back up. Swishing Colloidal Silver would kill any possible infection in the gums or even jawbones if done properly.
I keep thinking about the herb Gotu Kola for brain health and also tissue repair. I hope that someone can find a way for our dear Ted to get some good brain nutrition which would surely help. It would be a great day if he could get well enough to be active here again. There are many manufacturers that have nutrient formulas all good for brain and neurochemistry. Are you taking one of these??? Nootropics is the proper term for these. I didn't see you list any except maybe the Lecithin. There is an advanced Choline nutrient becoming more common called Citicoline. It's an ingredient in many of the energy drinks or 5 hr Energy.
Found a good site for lots of info on the topic:
Good tips from -ORH- as it is obvious many folks suffering from like conditions especially wounded vets. For an intro to the treatments he suggested try some Brainwave, Binaural or Isochronic Tones or Music or Beats on YouTube. I listen to the Cannabis as well as Love528 beats in my battle against the cancer. It really helps revert my DNA back to normal. There are some good deep relaxation or meditation tunes.
Let us know about your progress.
Hi Timh, Thank you, you have posted so many good helps. It seems three steps forward and two steps back, is normal. I do what I can in the natural and then pray for an ACT OF GOD. I hope you find yourself BACK ON YOUR FEET AGAIN and DANCING.Love, Charity
PS If you know how to regenerate teeth, please spill your guts ....I know some stuff, but it's still GAME ON.
Old Robert Henry, I will consider that electrical feedback. I have another friend that has brain trauma from emotional abuse and she told me she wants to have it when she has $/insurance. Currently I am reintegrating Broken off parts of my heart (person) as they pop up.( D.I.D.) I am learning from a site called net burst net. I have found your post interesting and wish I had your green thumb and brain skills to process information. Let me know as you learn more by experience, about the electrical feedback program. Is it spendy and does a normal policy cover it % $ very well. I'll be following your post as usual. Thank you so much . Love, Charity
So glad you are improving Charity. I have a condition which is so severe but I keep fighting and hope to celebrate a return to much better health soon. I've been singing the song "Back On My Feet Again" with Michael Bolton last few days.
As long as I am able and posting here on E.C. I am at your service for additional help in your Healing Journey.
HI U CHARITY,,,,,,,,,, several months Dr Shallenberger wrote an article about IASIS and I had no clue. He had first poopooed the topic, but a friend told him otherwise and to get involved. He did and now says... it's the real McCoy. It is an electrical feed back program that is doing wonders for our veterans who had brain trauma in Iraq during the war.
We have an integrated doctor a little over an hour's away and we are starting the treatments. My Tractor Driver just had her first. If it lets her sleep and feel at peace, then I'm the next in line. We have had no brain traumas but still want to be at peace.
With your childhood brain trauma, what have you got to lose by researching? It is new, so there are few doctors in this field. You seem like a bright person, and you can find someone in your region that can give you guidance.
In any case, I wish you well. ===ORH===
HI U IOWAMA,,,,,,,, don't put me in the league with Mama as far as wild plants are concerned. I just try to write an interesting story as things unfold in my life. If your life is stagnant then you have few stories to tell. My life has been long and varied, thus, I can tell a yarn or two.
I think Mama is right, even city slickers can get something from EC. I guess all know that the EC folks edits my posts. I speak plain and that does not work in this PC world we now live . They are usually right and I should have counted to 10 before writing. You will notice that my posts have lots of errors because I write so fast as ideas come to mind.
Dear Mama and ORH,
Of all the Earth Clinic posters, yours' bring me the most food for thought. The reason is that I often join in on my husband's business trips and enjoy taking walks through unfamiliar cities. You both challenge me to look for plants that can be used as food or medicine. This morning's walk on the Las Vegas Strip did not yield any Mullein or Plantain, but I did find enough Purslane and Dandelion for a salad.
Dear Robert Henry,
You ask a valid question – what value is learning to identify herbs to city folk? I have asked that to myself.
We have farmer friends who once had someone visit their farm. Our friends offered this young woman some farm fresh eggs. She was rather shocked, ‘Oh…no! I don't eat my eggs right from the chicken. I get them from the store.” I have heard of children raised on fast food chicken nuggets having no clue that chicken meat comes from a walking animal with bones in it!
I think there is value in knowing where things come from, even if you get things from the store. Seeing a picture of a plant or even recognizing it on a roadside and connecting it to health just brings a greater appreciation to life and healing. It puts a face to a name.
Sure most won't be able to forage the plants they see. But maybe they will see it at a grandparent's house or on a hiking trip. And a few just may learn to recognize the herbs and try them out. And then pass along knowledge. So much herbal understanding has been completely lost. Maybe by one person at a time it will be restored.
I remember when I bought my first bags of dried herbs. I labeled each one with what it might be used for. It was a complete mystery and not a little overwhelming. I lived in a townhouse. I never imagined living in the sticks as I do now. Over the decades I have tried so many things and learn just a little more each time. I love to read about herbs and experiment with them.
I just recently reorganized my herb cabinet. I got rid of some old herbs that have been around too long. I gave some to the chickens. My son is giving some old red raspberry leaf to his goat who just had triplets. She has so much milk that he has to milk her out a bit even with her feeding 3 babies. He thinks it is the red raspberry leaf. It is good for milk supply among many other things.
Yes, I recall our discussion about poke. The poke is coming up around my place. I think of it as a friend when I see the little plants. It is like they have a secret – so much healing if we would take the time to learn.
~Mama to Many~
MAMA, I too admire the photos of these wild plants. So what does this do for those who don't live in the sticks. For me, Mama is sending me to school because I see these plants every day and have no clue as to their benefits. Now I know. For a few, this can be used . For city slickers, it is just something to read. I recall the first discussions we had about the Poke berries. Does Mama remember this conversation? I too have been half way around the watermelon.
Recently, I have noticed that Mama to Many has posted pictures as well as description/uses of several 'weeds'. Would EC consider posting this info in a separate place? When I see a plant, I don't remember if that's what the picture showed and I would sure like to pull it up on my phone to compare. I haven't found a book that has pictures as good as what she posts.
EC: Hi TG, thanks for the request. A new page has just been created in our remedies section and Mama's 3 recent photos have been moved over.