Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Threeleaf Goldthread (Coptis trifolia): Images

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April 15, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire This is one of the best medicines for sore throats. Both the golden root and the above-ground part of the plant can be used to make a tincture or tea. In addition, the root can be chewed for immediate effect. The root is so bitter that it will make you forget that you have a sore throat. In fact, the bitterness will make you forget you have a throat at all!

I am not sure why I could not find this plant last year. It is all over the place in this forest of Eastern White Pine, Eastern Hemlock and American Beech trees.
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April 24, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire