Podcasting (and sweating) at the Bunker, Marc & Mindy sacrifice air conditioning to get the latest awesome episode of The Walking Herbalist Podcast up for you!
Marc’s “Herb Nugget” gives a list of (dumb) ways to keep cool in this sweltering heat.
The “Herb of the Podcast” is Staghorn Sumac, or Rhus typhina. Marc enlightens us on its many uses, including his love of sumac-ade. The photos with red berry clusters are our Staghorn friends…
Mindy’s “Backed by Science” article is: Parveen A, et al. Challenges and guidelines for clinical trials of herbal drugs. 2015; 7(4): 329-333. A full-length version is available here.
“Wildcrafting and Homesteading Updates” talks about Sumac-ade (otherwise known as Rhus juice), including when to harvest the berries. Marc made a gallon of ginger beer which will be ready to bottle tonight. Mindy foraged (and ruined) a handful of hazelnuts (see picture) by removing their husks too soon. The duo harvested another 4 pounds of basil from their home garden, and are dehydrating it both in an electric dehydrator as well as using the trunk of their hatchback car as a solar dehydrator.
The Worldwide Herbal and Foraging News articles for this episode are this one, this one, and this one. A high tech farming 15 year old entrepreneur, an apartment jungle in Brooklyn, and Canadian weed pulling vs. herbicide fight represent!
Have a terrific weekend, and stay cool!