Wild Micronutrients

The microminerals or trace elements include at least iron, cobalt, chromium, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium, zinc and molybdenum.

Micronutrients also include vitamins, which are organic compounds required as nutrients in trace amounts.

Although needed only in small amounts, micro-nutrients are essential for the proper functioning of every system in the body and are vital for good health. There are two classes of micronutrients, vitamins and minerals. Each vitamin and mineral has a specific role in bodily function.

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

Found in the temperate regions of Europe, Britain, Asia, Japan,  S. Africa, Australia, Andes and N. America. Indians used to make cord and fish nets. Used in Britain to make very fine linen. Discontinued because the nettles were too difficult to cultivate.

Uses:

   Improves nutrition - high in chlorophyll, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphate, 
     Vitamin D, silica, sodium, potassium & sulphur.

   Good for people who suffer from migraines associated with bilious vomiting

   Excellent to relieve the symptoms of hay fever & other allergies.

   Purifies the blood and cleans the lymph.

   Reduces uric acid helping with rheumatism & gout.

   Promotes milk in nursing mothers, Galactagogue.

   Improves digestion - contains secretin, a substance that acts as a stimulus to pancreatic secretion that stimulates the digestive glands of the stomach, intestines, liver & gall bladder. 

from Pathways to Healing, a Guide to Herbs, Ayurveda, Dreambody and Shamanism by Don Ollsin

Bull Kelp

Bull Kelp

Kelp

Uses: 

   Ninety-two different nutritional elements. 

   Rich source of natural Iodine. 

   Provides energy and endurance. 

   Helps relieve nervous tension (excellent for Wind types) 

   Contains more minerals than land plants. (our land minerals are being carried to the sea by our poor treatment of our soil) 

   Rich source of potassium. 

   Helps to pull excess radiation out of the body and to protect against same. 

   Soothing to the whole gastro-intestinal tract. 

Dosage: Powder - 1tsp. 2to 3 x day with meals 

Caution: Insist on the highest quality kelp or harvest your own. 

from Pathways to Healing, a Guide to Herbs, Ayurveda, Dreambody and Shamanism by Don Ollsin


Let us make our food our medicine.

Dried Nettles and Kelp

Dried Nettles and Kelp

Organic Short Grain Rice with Nettle & Kelp

Organic Short Grain Rice with Nettle & Kelp

Grander Water

Grander Water

The Chinese often cook their herbs with their rice as they believe it makes them more assimilable (capable of being assimilated).

I like to use Grander Water.

I usually make enough rice for the week as I still think it is one of the most nourishing and balancing foods.