Improving Your Health and Wellbeing

Story: Improving Your Health and Wellbeing
Episode: 9
Presenter: Sue McDougall
Air Date: 24 April 2021


Sue highlights a selection of unique edible plants with applications in traditional medicine.

  • Burdock Root was used to fight infections, like the common cold, reduce inflammation and for its high antioxidant properties.
  • Burdock grows well in a full sun position. Its roots can get up to 50cm long and are best harvested when they’re young.
  • Green Artichoke has gorgeous green-grey foliage and is ideal for growing in hot conditions. Harvest the flowers before they show colour.
  • Green Artichoke is one of the only foods that contains both naturally occurring pre and probiotics.
  • Red Clover will grow in most areas of Australia. Regular watering when it’s being established gives it a good start.
  • Historically, Red Clover has been used for asthma, whooping cough and gout. Today, its extracts are promoted for menopausal symptoms, cholesterol and osteoporosis.

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