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More Wild Seeds No time to tell you more, but don’t forget to play around with these wild edible seeds of the East: Shepherd’s purse seed (Capsella bursa-pastoris) was used as a flour extender in Russia during lean times. Chickweed seed is easily harvested by placing fresh flowering chickweed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. The seeds will mature and fall out right in the bag.

Oenothera spp. seeds

Evening primrose seed oil is in the North of the Medicine Wheel of Plant Uses. It is a respected alternative medicine used by midwives to hasten the ripening of the cervix, and by many women to ease menstrual and premenstrual problems. The seeds may be harvested and eaten as well.

We will return to the East next time we meet and consider the uses, medicinal and culinary, of cultivated small seeds such as poppy, pumpkin, sunflower seeds. Until then, I wish you a life filled with green blessings.

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