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.

Meadow Horsetail (Equisetum pratense): Images

Date Location Notes Images
July 25, 2010 Southeastern, New Hampshire Oops! I am not supposed to ingest Horsetail in a tincture because it has thiaminase (an enzyme that destroys thiamin, Vitamin B1) and that enzyme can be destroyed by heat. I should have prepared it as a decoction.