If you’ve not yet tried foraging for cottonwood tree buds, then you’re missing out. From the heavenly scent to the long list of medicinal benefits, cottonwood buds are a must for anyone interested in wild medicine.
In this article we’ll answer some of the following questions…
- How can you tell if a tree is cottonwood?
- How do you identify cottonwood buds?
- What kind of medicine can be made from cottonwood buds?
- What is the Balm of Gilead used for?
This easy-to-identify tree is a perfect opportunity to beginner foragers – like myself. This is our first year picking cottonwood buds and it’s been an enlightening & rewarding experience. Learn more about harvesting techniques, healing Balm of Gilead, & this spring foraging opportunity.
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