Dr. Nicole Apelian is an herbalist, a mother, a survival skills instructor, and a biologist. She graduated with a degree in Biology from McGill University in Canada and has her Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Oregon. She earned her Doctorate through Prescott College while working as an anthropologist and ethnobotanist in Botswana.
Food gathering and harvesting medicines is a way of life she adopted for her personal wellness after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She found that for her, nature’s medicine was more effective than the standard treatment she was prescribed. She went from being pushed around in a wheelchair to taking back full control over her life and being able to properly care for her children.
And in 2015 she was among the first women to be selected for the History Channel’s TV show Alone. There she survived in the wild for 57 days, complete alone, mostly by foraging wild plants for both food and medicine.
This became her life’s mission and the main reason for writing this book. In it she poured over 20 years of plant knowledge and her first-hand experiences in both making natural remedies and finding foods in the wild.
Every day since that day… 20 years ago, I’m taking - along with other remedies – a tincture I make from this mushroom. Alongside my remedies, it helps a lot with my MS, and I gladly recommend it as a medicinal mushroom for autoimmune conditions and other chronic issues.
As the saying goes, sometimes the best things in life are free, and this berry is the perfect example of that. While still illegal to grow in many parts of the U.S., there is no law that prevents you from foraging it in the wild. If you find a single gooseberry bush, you can gather around twelve pounds of gooseberries, and you can return year after year to take advantage of it.
One of the many interesting things you’ll discover inside The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods is what happens when you smoke mullein. I know it’s hard to believe, but in earlier days, people with tuberculosis would roll it up in a makeshift herbal cigarette, and inhale deeply to get rid of the never-ending cough. Mullein is wonderful for any kind of lung cleansing. The leaves burn slowly and have a relaxing, calming smoke that soothes your lungs, dislodges mucus, and opens up the air passageways.
This is the prairie plant that our ancestors relied on as they settled the West and pulled through the leanest years of the Great Depression. The bulbs and leaves were eaten raw or fried in a pot alongside lard and other greens. Knowing how to identify this plant may save your life in the next crisis, just as it saved others in the past.
You'll also find out how to turn a pesky weed into a pain-fighting ally. I’m sure you’ve already seen some stinging nettles around your area. The hairs of this invasive plant are usually painful to the touch. But what’s very interesting is that when you rub them on a painful area of the body, they can decrease the original pain. Just try it next time you get some joint or muscle pain, and you’ll see what I mean.
Another plant you’ll discover is what herbalists refer to as “Nature’s Prozac”. This instant anxiety relieving plant could be growing near your house, no matter where you live in America. Steeping 1 tsp. of clean fresh leaves in 1 cup of boiling water for 10 min can also help you fall asleep faster. Please do not drink this tea if you plan on driving in the next 6 hours.
The plant will secrete a milky, white substance that resembles the one found in the opium poppy. This substance, known as lactucarium, has much milder painkilling effects, but it’s completely legal to forage, grow and eat.
You can add it to your salads, or you can collect it in a jar for making a painkilling elixir to have around whenever you experience a lingering pain that just won't go away.
You can add this plant to your morning coffee. Peppermint has antispasmodic properties, which relax the muscles inside your digestive tract, making stools looser and helping them move along the way. It's also one of the best herbs for reducing IBS symptoms and pain, and it was even recommended by the American College of Gastroenterology in 2021.
Well, if hard times will ever come again, wouldn't you prefer to have this information on hand so you can identify this plant and other superweeds growing in your area?
And even all of that is just the tip of the iceberg of what you’ll find inside The Forager's Guide to Wild Foods. Here are some other things you’ll discover inside this massive 319-page edible plants guide:
First you will get The Wilderness Survival Guide. In it you will find the survival skills that can help you craft resources from your surroundings in the great outdoors. This gift can help you take your self-reliance skills to the next level. It also serves as a great bug out resource you want to have by your side in times of need or when you go out foraging.
From making a Black Radish cough syrup to vinegar socks, you will find a home remedy for most common ailments. With this gift you can try all these time-tested remedies from the comfort of your own home.
These foods are a great addition to anybody’s pantry or stockpile as in times of need they will not spoil and may save lives.
The Forager's Guide to Wild Foods gives you access to an endless, free, healthy supply of food that can also be your lifeline in a crisis. By comparison, a years’ emergency supply of food for one person costs at least $3000. And if in an emergency you have to evacuate, you will leave your supplies behind. That is not the case with this book, as you can take it with you everywhere you want. I think every person should have this book in their home, next to their emergency foods or in their bug out bags. This knowledge is better at your fingertips now, as you might not be able to get it during crisis or blackouts.
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I think every person should have this book in their home, next to their emergency foods or in their Bug out Bags. Even people who are NOT planning on using this book on a regular basis should have it on their bookshelf to help them put food on the table in case hard times are coming ahead. This knowledge is better at your fingertips now, as you might not be able to get when you'll need it most.
Haven’t you ever bumped into a mushroom, berry or plant and wondered if it’s edible or not? … and what to do with it? Maybe there are times when you're still not sure about a certain plant, and you need to consult the book, despite your vast experience. Or maybe you don’t have experience at all and just want to find wild goodies using the book.
Inside The Forager’s Guide to Wild Foods you’ll find lots of medicinal plants including the ones I use regularly and instructions on how to take advantage of them. So how would you feel to make your own medicine from plants growing around you instead of relying only on chemical compounds found in pills?
There’s absolutely nothing you can buy in supermarkets that comes close to the plants you pick yourself from the wild. They have no GMOs, no pesticides and they are good for your health. Even products sold in stores as ORGANIC are allowed to be genetically modified, so long as there are no kind of man-made pesticides or chemical fertilizers involved in the growing process.
Most plants and fruits that you can buy in supermarkets and groceries are depleted of important nutrients. The supermarket plants grow bigger and faster than their wild ancestors, but they cannot sustain the concentration of important nutrients and vitamins the wild foods have. Wild plants are extremely nutritious and full of antioxidants and vitamins that help our bodies in the long run.
Comparing to the overpriced organic foods, the wild foods are completely FREE and up for grabs. Over the years I think I saved maybe thousands of dollars that I would have normally spent on supermarket foods. There is no good reason why you shouldn’t replace a part of the foods you purchase with foods that are better for you and are FREE.
This is something only YOU can pass down to your kids and grand-kids as they don’t learn these skills from TV, gadgets or schools.
There are very few things in life more gratifying and fulfilling than walking without care in nature. Your mind is far from the daily stress, looking for the next plant you will pick. Foraging is both practical and relaxing, and it surely benefits both your mind and body providing a much needed, but profitable, escape. Walking in nature also helps people who want to lose weight pleasantly, without feeling the effort.