Sticky, resinous Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) buds. This is good medicine. Counterirritant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic. I challenge you to taste these gifts and experience the numbing effect of this medicine on your tongue. The strength will make your faith in the earth stronger. Apply to sore muscles and joints, use for tooth pain and sore throat. Harvest with respect, from healthy trees. Not too much, as the leaves are needed for trees to produce energy, flowers, branches, new buds, resin, and defensive compounds for the health of the individual and the community. #balsampoplar #cottonwood #painreliever #balmofgilead #yycherbs #yyc #calgaryherbalist #latifasherbs #wildmedicine
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Latifa's Herbs seeks to provide plant-based wellness to individuals and the community. My passion is to see the life-giving power of plants transform how we interact with ourselves, each other and the environment.
From Meetup.com: “Edible and Medicinal Plants of Calgary”
The meet up was unbelievable! Out of this world really. What a gift to be able to learn from her. Latifa is a gifted presenter, knowledgeable.
…well, mostly say thanks for the lovely evening. Was really sweet to connect with fellow plant curious folks and learn – both through the walk and being connected with resources to take the learning further. Latifa is a wealth of knowledge and very approachable. Hope to make it to the next one!