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Wild Crafting – Ancient medicine plants

Text and watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt

In many places long forgotten plants are still growing where old monasteries and villages used to be. The plants are descendants from back when wise men and women used herbs and other plants to help heal the sick and add important vitamins and minerals to the local diet.

Today most of us only rely on a handful of plant species for our diets, but back in earlier times hundreds of different species were used for all kinds of tastes and purposes. Most of them is today made synthetically (like vanilla ) and added to the industrial foods most of us consume.

But in the landscapes the original plants can still be found and tell their stories of how and what people would eat, even hundreds of years ago

Monk like character, looking at a plant, Watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt
Collecting wild herbs in ancient places

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