Guide To Edible Plants
Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers & Medicinal Plants
by Daniel Brouse

Food For Thought
Basil Carotenoids Carrots Chinese Chestnut Cucumber Dandelions Grapes Heavy Metals Mache Methyl Mustard Onions (Garlic Chives Scallions) Parsley Peas Peppers Peppermint Phytochemicals Popcorn Potatoes Raspberries Rosemary Sage Sweetleaf Spinach Thyme Tomatoes Vitamin K Watercress Wheatgrass

Gift Of Health


This is a partial list of plants that I have grown. Actually, many of them grow wild in my region of Pennsylvania. Some of them were grown outdoors and some indoors. If you are interested in planting your own seeds and "starts", there are many easy ways to get started.

Onions, horseradish, potatoes, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and many others can be found at your local grocery store. These can be planted in a variety of ways. In general, they just need to be covered with dirt.

Here is more information on growing and finding your own food.
Important Facts About Chlorophyll
Foraging for Food in the Winter
Window Sill Herb Garden
Safe Drinking Water

Plant Name High In: Health Lore
Anise soothing, expectorant, phlegm, coughs, colds, bronchitis, anemia
Anise Hyssop coughs, bronchial congestion
Apple fiber
Arugula
Asparagus protein, vitamin A & C
Basil methyl reduces indigestion, breath freshener, cures nausea and stomach ailments
Bay Laurel
Beans -- Yellow & Green fiber, vitamin C
Bee Balm
Blueberry fiber, vitamin C cancer prevention
Balsam Poplars glycoside pain relief
Borage
Broccoli fiber, potassium, vitamins A, B2 & C
Brussels Sprouts fiber, potassium, vitamin C
Burnet wounds, sunburn, hemorrhoids, diarrhea
Cabbage fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamins B1, B3 & C
Calendula ulcers, canker sores, menstruation pain, gum disease, sore throats, tonsillitis
California Poppy treats anxiety, sedative, nervous tension, sleeplessness, pain relief, menstrual cramps
Carrot fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamins A, B3 & E, beta-carotene improve eyes and night vision, lowers cholesterol, cancer prevention
Catnip
Cauliflower fiber, potassium, vitamins B3 & C
Chamomile sooths stomach ailments
Cherry - Black / Sour carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins A, B3 & C
Chestnut -- Chinese protein, potassium
Chives, Bunching Onions, Scallions, Garlic fiber folic, acid, vitamin C benefits the immune system, assists the liver in rendering carcinogens harmless and reduces production of cholesterol in the liver
Clover -- Sweet
Coriander / Cilantra
Corn carbohydrates, fiber
Cornflower conjunctivitis, strained eyes
Cranberry fiber, vitamin C antidote for poisons
Cucumber calcium, silica, fiber, folic acid, vitamins A & C improves skin / complexion, diuretic, cures headaches
Dandelion protein, manganese treats anemia, jaundice, nervousness, blood purification, milky latex is a bug repellent
Dill
Echinacea treats colds and flu, fights infections, stimulates immune system, heals wounds and burns, chronic fatigue syndrome, yeast infections
Eggplant vitamin B3
Fennel fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, vitamins A & C
Fenugreek high cholesterol, speeds healing
Feverfew migraine headaches, anti-inflammatory, arthritis pain, menstrual discomfort
Fig carbohydrates, fiber, folic acid
Grape carbohydrates, fiber, folic acid, potassium, resveratrol, vitamins A, B3, B6, C & K cancer prevention
Gooseberry & Currant fiber, potassium, vitamins C & D
Goumi -- Sweet Scarlet
Hops
Hyssop eases congestion for colds and the flu, gargle for sore throats, reduces inflammation, heals cuts and bruises, herpes
Kale calcium, potassium, vitamins A, B3 & C
Lavender
Lettuce fiber, folic acid
Lemon Balm
Lima Beans protein, carbohydrates, fiber, iron, potassium, vitamin E
Lime -- Key
Mache -- Corn Salad
Marshmallow chapped and dry skin, anti-inflammatory, respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, colds, coughs, digestive and urinary-tract inflammations, itching, cuts, scrapes, burns
Mint -- Spearmint & Peppermint Methyl cures stomach ailments
Mustard Greens iron, phosphorous, calcium, vitamins A, B & C fertility, improved mental ability, treats vitamin C deficiencies such as scurvy
Nasturtium vitamin C fights bacterial infections, anti-microbial, respiratory infections, influenza, the common cold, reproductive and urinary tract infections
Orange carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin C
Parsley minerals, iron, antioxidants, chlorophyll, vitamins A & C reduces flatulence, freshens breath, aids in digestion, antidote for poisons, calms nerves, anemia
Parsnip carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, vitamin C
Pear carbohydrates, fiber, folic acid
Penny Royal insect repellent, flea collar
Pepper -- Chili capsaicin, vitamins A & C, beta-carotene pain relief, cures colds and the flue, cancer and heart attack prevention, treats congestion, asthma, osteoathritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Plantain astringent nature, plantain may be crushed (or chewed) and placed as a poultice directly over the site of bee stings, bug bites, acne, slivers, glass splinters, or rashes; digestive system
Pleurisy Root respiratory infections, reduces inflammation, aids expectoration, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza, asthma, dry cough, pleurisy, warts
Plum carbohydrates, fiber, potassium
Popcorn iron, protein, fiber
Potato carbohydrates, copper, potassium, magnesium, fiber, vitamin B3, B5, B6 & C protects against cancer and cardiovascular disease
Pumpkin fiber, potassium, vitamin A
Radish folic acid, vitamin C
Raspberry manganese, fiber, folic acid, vitamins C & E, antioxidants anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal, antiseptic, treats diarrhea, nausea, colds, the flu, sore throats, bleeding gums, cankers, scabies and scurvy, glucose regulation, cancer prevention
Rhubarb carbohydrates, fiber, potassium
Rosemary calcium, vitamins A & C cure-all, breath cleanser, calms a cough, improves memory, antiseptic, cures headaches, anti-aging
Sage aids healing, used as a bandage, toothbrush for the American Indian or with bear fat to rub in the skin, improves memory, aids in digestion of meats, throats, tonsillitis
Savory -- Summer prevents gas, aid digestion, stimulate appetite,, astringent, antiseptic, diarrhea, sore throats
Savory -- Winter treats insect bites and stings, digestive aid, appetite stimulant, prevents gas, stomach aches
Scallions, Chives, Garlic and Onion Greens chlorophyll, allicin, organosulfurs scratchy and sore throats, boost immune system
Snow Peas carbohydrates, fiber
Spinach folic acid, fiber, potassium, vitamins A & C, beta-carotene aids in tissue growth and cell function, prevents anemia and ulcer, treats diarrhea,
Strawberry fiber, folic acid, vitamin C
Sunflower pain relief, eases coughs, bronchial infections, anti-inflammatory, arthritis treatment
Sweet Marjoram / Oragano motion sickness, stomach ailments, relieves congestion, aches and pains
Sweetleaf / Sugarbush natural sweetener safe for diabetics
Tangerine -- Suburst carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin C
Tarragon French
Teaberry / Wintergreen fiber, vitamin C, glycoside cancer prevention, treats stomach ailments and diarrhea
Thistle
Thyme methyl antiseptic, anti-fungal, fights parasites, invigorating, good for teeth and gums, treats headaches, warts, bruises and stings
Tomato folic acid, folate, retinol, fiber, potassium, vitamins A, C & K, antioxidants, lycopene, carotene cancer prevention / protects from free radicals
Valerian relaxing, sleep aid, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, tension headaches, migraines, rheumatic pain relief, relaxes spasms, muscle and menstrual cramps
Viola rutin eczema, varicose veins, coughs, bronchitis, urinary problems, cystitis
Watercress niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, ascorbic acid, vitamins A & C, beta-carotene improves mental ability, prevents baldness, increases productivity, cures a hang-over, cures scurvy, blood detoxification
Wheatgrass chlorophyll, 92 minerals cancer prevention, prevents hair from turning gray, improves digestion, treats liver ailments, appetite suppressant
Yarrow treats hangovers, eliminate toxins, colds, flu, aids digestion, relieves menstrual cramps, stop bleeding, cleansing, pain relief, swelling
Zucchini -- Summer Squash fiber, vitamin C

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