Beautiful pasque flower (Pulsatilla patens). Don't let the 6 petals fool you, this spring beauty is in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Like others in the genus it contains poisonous neurotoxins. However when used by skilled hands this is a potent medicine to calm and nourish the nervous system and genital organs. Torn between European and North American schools of thought I went with 7song's fresh plant recipe for this one. Harvesting with care not to destroy the plant, I realised that intact prairie ecosystems are required to keep this species alive. This is because it depends on short grass mycorrhizal associations. Prairie ecosystems are in extreme decline and are being replaced with monocultures that permanently destroy ancient ecosystems. We need to work with government and landowners to protect the last remaining stands, home to other amazing medicines like Echinacea. #prairiecrocus #savetheprairie #pulsatilla #anxiety #nervine #7song #latifasherbs
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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!