Most of the early spring herbals are harvested from trees. That’s great because after a winter of less physical activity, you don’t want to bend over to find berries or roots. You can harvest trees from a standing position. I’m all for that, aren’t you? And if you are new to harvesting herbal remedies get a couple of field guides to properly identify trees and plants before you begin. You don’t want to harvest a poisonous plant by mistake.
These plants are for making herbal simples. A simple is a single ingredient herbal remedy. You can combine them with other herbs and make compound remedies, but today we’ll just focus on the simple