7 Medicinal Plants to Use if You're Ever Lost in the Woods

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7 Medicinal Plants to Use if You're Ever Lost in the Woods

Like so many things on this earth, there is more to most plants than meets the eye. While something that looks like a tasty berry may actually be poison in disguise, a simple wildflower could really be a powerful anti-inflammatory. And those herbs thrown somewhat haphazardly into a meal may also be effective in treating digestive issues.

Knowing the uses for plants we come into contact with is important no matter where we are, but here are just a few that, if you find yourself lost in the woods and in need of medical attention, can substitute for some common medicines.

“>Ginger; California Poppy; Tansy; Sage; Blackberries; Sweet Marjoram; Feverfew


Lauren Leising is a freelance writer based in Athens, Georgia.