Waste Not Want Not - Using Weeds For Survival

Stinging nettles have a multitude of medicinal and edible uses and grow wild nearly everywhere in the world. The green plants many do not consider more than weeds are actually very useful not only during an emergency situation but daily in the kitchens of folks focused on healthy eating alternatives.

The primary nutritional value of stinging nettles revolves around its natural fiber and calcium content. During a disaster scenario, or when living off the grid where physical tasks are numerous, the green wonder weed edible recipes may help bolster overall health and strength. Strong bones are never more important than when increased hours of manual labor are necessary to work a homestead — or when you can’t call a doctor.

The green weed is also regarded as useful for urinary tract infections, skin treatments, seasonal allergy relief and kidney infections. Stinging nettles, when incorporated into your regular weekly food menu, will not only add extra fiber or calcium to the family’s diet, but reduce the grocery store bill as well. The wild plant is high in essential fatty acids, vitamin C and B complex vitamins, as well as iron, magnesium, potassium, iodine and silica. Click here to read the rest of my report on Survival Life.