Preserving plant wisdom. Common yarrow has many medicinal properties that were used by First Nations Peoples. grows near water in moist, well-drained sites in plains and foothills. Native Plants in Alberta by Rob Sproule . There are nearly 500 invasive plant species in Canada, many of which were brought over from Europe in the 19th century. This plant grows as a shrub near bogs, with flat, oblong leaves. 2:56 One way to preserve plant wisdom is to use traditional knowledge to gather and use medicinal plants. Dec 6, 2015 - Explore Amy Thorn Porchamour's board "Medicinal and edible weeds in Alberta" on Pinterest. Plants of Alberta France Royer & Richard Dickinson. Rocky Mountain First Nations used the mashed roots as a local anaesthetic. Savvy gardeners know that the secret to having a stunning yard without spending every weekend weeding and watering all comes down to the plants. AYURVEDA-Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. None other like it. These invasive plants often outcompete native plants used by First Nations. Green Living 17 Native Plants in Canada, by Province Alberta: Lodgepole Pine Tobacco is the first plant that the Creator gave to First Nations Peoples. Nature’s 9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants and the Science Behind Them Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., IBCLC, AHN-BC, … Edible parts: Its fruit and leaves are edible and make a tasty tea. Three other plants, sage, cedar and sweetgrass, follow tobacco, and together they are referred to as the Four Sacred Medicines. rhizome was traditionally roasted in coals, pounded to remove tough fibers from the center of the rhizome, and eaten. This plant was used to treat headaches, stings, cuts, sores, burns, and nosebleeds, to name a few of the many medicinal uses. Simply, if you eat the wrong plant you could become seriously ill, or even die. Wild Licorice. It is the best. You can also keep the leaves around as a potent insect repellent. It is the main activator of all the plant spirits. When looking for wild plants to bring home to the kitchen, always follow this important rule of thumb: never pick (let alone eat) anything if you’re not 100 per cent sure what it is. Darcy Williamson, life-long herbalist, has published several books. From as far as I can tell, this is the one that “replaced” Plants of the Western Forest: Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba Boreal & Aspen Parkland. Home > Edible Plants of Alberta > Wild Licorice. The one I use as my field guide is “Medicinal Plants of the Northwest 130 monographs”. Glycyrrhiza lepidota. An evergreen coniferous tree, the lodgepole pine is abundant in western Alberta — in fact, the lodgepole pine is the provincial tree of Alberta. 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