I think people. I live on a busy street, with lots of foot traffic. I've actually had plants dug out of my yard. I get that critters can damage or take plants. One of the things that was taken from my yard were blue columbine, the Colorado state flower. I went to the Columbine Memorial and dead headed a whole bunch of columbine seed heads. I scattered the seeds around my yard. Blue, purple, yellow, white, burgundy and pink columbine, all came up and bloomed. Blue columbine were there one day, gone the next. Everything else stayed. I planted some hen and chicks plants in the yard years ago. Came home from work in a day or two, all were gone. A squirrel might take one or two, but not a bunch. I planted some a few years ago, and the squirrels haven't touched them. Some people will come inside the fence, some will take only what they can reach from outside the fence.Do you think people or critters were the thieves?
Coneflower is the common name of Echinacea, Latin.
What do you use black walnut for?I had the bright Ideal to grow herbs to sale. So I studed them, not enongh money to make it worth the labor.
All Echinacea or corn flower are good for you, but the purple has more punch & the wild Purple (two wild varieties) Echinacea has more than the hybrid sold as corn flowers. You can get seeds for the two varieties, some people raise the plants for their roots & save the seeds.
Pot, Ginseng & Black walnut are the only plants that you can retire on, as for your own use, one has the room/land, then by all means grow them all. That is if they will grow where you live.
If you are bitten by a venomous snake or spider and you can’t get to a doctor, what do you do? It’s a subject barely touched by survival manuals simply because they don’t have real answers. When someone does mention it in a book… It’s like someone running barefoot over hot coals, they can’t wait until it’s over...
Back to snake bites… Several years ago I was supposed to attend a wilderness emergency medicine class taught by Sam up in NC. I knew snake bites were supposed to be covered in the class...
The most important herb I would add is Echinacea, yes, echinacea, it’s not just for colds. It’s a very powerful medicine with many uses. The Sioux used it for rattlesnake bites as did many tribes. It has an incredible ability to clear toxic heat and cleanse the blood. It greatly decreases inflammation and cellular permeability. It actually helps a cell block out venom.
A side note… Blackeyed Susans, a common roadside flower with many of the same characteristics as Echinacea because they are cousins. However, it’s a lot less potent than echinacea. It would be necessary to use a lot more of it. I know the Cherokee used blackeyed susans in a pinch when they couldn’t find echinacea.
All this said… if I’m bitten by a pit viper I will go to the ER. However, I will stop on the way and gather all the Sida, Yarrow and Selfheal I can eat along with Echinacea.