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Plant Profile: St. John's Wort

Today for the Foraging Journal , we are going to explore the plant profile of St. John's Wort. St. John's Wort or Hypericum perforatum is a yellow 5-petaled flower with powerful antioxidants and healing properties. I've bolded the sections which are in my Foraging Journal and I'm going to guide you through how I would fill out those pages. I would suggest writing what is pertinent to you, don't write word for word. This helps your brain remember the information better. Read other sources - A Forager's Library has a list of great foraging resource books.  Before we begin, this post is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Please do your own research thoroughly and take into consideration your own health. Don't eat or use something if you don't know what it is. Forage responsibly. Latin name : Hypericum perforatum. Hypericum means "above the altar" and this plant was often hung above altars. Perforatum means "perforated" or punctured wh

Foraging Journal now available!

Hello fellow foragers! I'm so excited to announce my Foraging Journal is now available to order! Have you found yourself researching plants only to forget it later on? Or perhaps out exploring only to forget a name or harvest technique? I created this Foraging Journal for you! It is created for you to document and retain information about plants.  I will be creating a video on how I use my Foraging Journal and ways to fill out so please stay tuned and sign up for emails if you are i nterested in that. For now, you can order your Foraging Journal here. This is NOT an identification guide but a journal.  About the journal: This is an easy-to-use, simple journal to keep track of what you are foraging in a warm and welcoming format. Since it's proven that we retain more information when we write it down, there are places to record plant information, foraging trips, and delicious recipes so you can always remember what you already learned. There are also places to draw out maps,