How to use wild herbs?
Our selection includes 100 % natural, wild-crafted plants. Wild plants have higher levels of nutrients compared to cultivated plants, and their taste is incomparable!
All Natural Nordic products are carefully selected and gently processed to preserve all the vital qualities and make them easy to use. Our wild food products are of high quality, and without any additives, naturally gluten-free, and suitable for a vegan diet.
Originating from the pure Finnish nature, the wild plants that grow in the north are one of the most nutrient-dense foods. They owe their nutrient density to the short but intense growth season filled with light during the short Finnish summers. And it is the cold winters that help keep the plants pure and healthy. 10 g of dried herbs equals 100 g of fresh herbs.
There are several ways to use Finnish forest treasures. We have listed some as inspiration, but we assure you - once you start using these treasures, you are bound to find more ways to include these in your diet.
crushed leaves, flowers, stems
Place one tablespoon of dried herbs per 0,5 liter of water into a teapot. Cover with nearly boiling water (80°C is the best). Let soak for 10-15 minutes.
roots, woody parts (chaga), seeds, bark
Bring the herbs to a simmering boil. Keep the pot covered and simmer for 10–20 minutes. Take off heat and leave covered while your brew cools to drinking temperature.
COOKING AND SNACKS
crushed or powdered herbs
Sprinkle on top of any savory or sweet dish to boost the nutritional value of your food. Try on yogurt, porridge, muesli, rice, potato, and vegetables of meat dishes.
baths, skin care, extracts, oils, ointments
Use the infusion as a skin toner or hair rinse, in baths and foot baths. Crushed herbs can be an ingredient in an exfoliating mask. You can also make extracts, ointments, soaps, etc…
NOTE: Wild herbs often contain medicinal qualities, therefore, it’s recommended to drink 2-3-cups per day during two weeks and then consider changing the herb. When you use dried wild herbs, the recommended daily allowance is a few grams, that is, 1-2 teaspoonfuls of powdered herbs per day.
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