Common Utah Weeds

Utah State University Extention has a great resource to help you identify some of those weeds in your garden and also gives you information on there medicinal value if they have any. This first one is just the first of many. Redroot pigweed Amaranthus retroflexus L. Amaranthaceae (Pigweed family) Location: gardens, waterways, roadsides, waste areas, […] Read more »

Puncture Vine Has a Positive Use

I think most of my neighbours have this on there property, so there is definitely no shortage of Puncture weed as I call it, rather wanted or not. So to find a positive use for it was kind of unexpected. Even that garden enemy morning glory has some use, go figure. Goathead gold mine: Noxious […] Read more »

Purslane! 11 Uses for the Edible Weed

Great information on a very common plant in your yard. Often weeded from gardens, purslane is an edible groundcover that is full of omega-3s and magnesium. Try purslane for six medicinal uses or you can try the underrated superfood in any of these five purslane recipes. What is Purslane? Purslane is a thick-stemmed succulent groundcover […] Read more »

Yarrow and Its Many Medicinal Properties

You can never have to much information about Yarrow, so here’s some more. Achillea millefolium or common yarrow “Millefolium” literally means a thousand leaves and it is said that its name, Achillea, is derived from Achilles the Greek hero of the Trojan wars. Myth has that it was given to him by a Greek God […] Read more »

Health Benefits of Mullein

11 Health Benefits of Mullein Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a popular natural remedy most often used to treat respiratory disorders since ancient times, but it also has many other medicinal uses. It is sometimes called Common Mullein, Great Mullein, or, in the western U.S., “cowboy toilet paper,” because its leaves make good toilet paper in […] Read more »

Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots

             Fall is a good time to collect Dandelion Roots When Should I Harvest Dandelion Roots? Dandelion roots are best harvested from late fall through early spring, when the plant is dormant and has stored up energy in the root.  For medicinal use, most sources say fall harvest is best.   […] Read more »

10 Reasons to Add Plantain to Your preparedness Plan

Perhaps an 11th reason for using Plantain is that its easy to find and get so there’s no excuses.   By Todd Walker No matter how domesticated we’ve become, at our genetic core, our hunter-gather within longs to be unleashed. In our quest to express our primal genes, we encounter Nature’s revenge from stings, bites, cuts and injury. […] Read more »

Plantain, One of the Most Useful Plants on the Planet

This Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet Another weed I have in my yard, my yard is getting healthier each day. A few years ago all I had was a yard full of weeds, now I have a treasure trove of health benefits. You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried […] Read more »


Dandelions just keep getting better. Dandelions are a leafy green that boasts a rich source of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, Omega-3, protein and much more. Many cultures worldwide have made the dandelion a staple in their diet. Here in North America, many are still slow at accepting the dandelion as a valuable source of food. […] Read more »

The Amazing Benefits and Uses of Yarrow

I’ve heard a little bit of info on Yarrow  from what I’ve read it seems to be an amazing flower with alot of uses. Watch out for look alikes, one has broad leaves where as Yerrow has grass type leaves as long as you know that you’ll be okay. This post from  has some […] Read more »