Picking, drying, and using nettle

An important part of wild-harvesting is drying, pulverizing, storing, and using the wild vegetables. Just picking large yields of herbs and storing them for years is not what we want. It is very important to have these herbs processed in as short time as possible.

Brief historical look at domestic use of wild herbs

The ancients saw nature as a supermarket, drug store and cosmetics shop. What people used to do is the following:In spring, summer and autumn people occasionally went out to collect herbs. These were dried at home. Throughout the year the herbs were used for food and as tea herb. It is preferable to use fresh herbs or freshly dried herbs for food. When necessary, herbs were used in a medicinal way. Some herbs were used as a bath herb, to clean the body better. They made sure that there were enough supplies for the whole winter.

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