Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wild Harvest Profits History Tip

I said in a previous post that there was a plant that saved many families during the Great Depression from going hungry and homeless. They were paid 5-10 cents for 100 pounds of roots. Whole families dug this from sunrise to sunset, when ever it was found, and in many cases this was the only income that these families made for many months.

This plant Podophyllum peltatum, commonly called mayapple, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Berberidaceae, native to wooded areas of eastern North America. (reference from Wikipedia)

It was harvested for it's medicinal properties for the topical use for viral and genital warts. It is readily harvested and the part most sought after is the root. This plant is toxic if the "apples" are eaten to excess, so be warned.

Is this plant still being Wild Harvest for Profit?

See my next post for more indepth information on collecting and making ready for market this easily found and harvested plant.

To your Wild Harvest Profits success.

5Rivers Jim

When you locate a stand of May Apples make sure that you can return to the exact spot for Wild Harvest Profits using my favorite handheld GPS.

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