Arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) is a stunning flower, a nutritious food, and a potent herbal medicine that grows all over western North America. Here’s just a smattering of arrowleaf balsamroot’s medicinal gifts to tempt you…
► Relieves the misery of sinus or lung congestion from a cold or flu
► Soothes cold, sore muscles
► Disinfects wounds
► and more…
Between its cheerful blooms, its hillside-stabilizing and medicinal roots, and its pleasantly resinous-tasting spring shoots, who wouldn’t fall in love?
That said, when you harvest roots for medicine, you’re injuring or perhaps even killing the plant. And arrowleaf balsamroot plants take a long time to reach their full stature.
That’s why with this episode, you’ll also receive FREE access to a downloadable wildcrafting checklist, so you’ll have the know-how to harvest sustainably, ensuring a plentiful yield for years to come.
After listening in, you’ll know:
► The easiest way to prepare balsamroot seeds for food
► How to work with arrowleaf balsamroot tincture for a sore throat
► The best digging tool for harvesting roots (surprisingly low-tech!)
► What herbs to work with if arrowleaf balsamroot isn’t a locally abundant plant for you
“Arrowleaf balsamroot has many offerings as food and medicine but the first gifts they offer are the joy they bring with their bright sunny blooms.”
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On the podcast, we explore the many ways plants heal, as food, as medicine, and through nature connection. Each week, I focus on a single seasonal plant and share trusted herbal knowledge so that you can get the best results when using herbs for your health.