Eating The Enemy by Valerie Brown Cheers

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6

I have to first just say that we can get this world out of poverty by providing seeds, decent water and decent dirt that is not contaminated with man’s toxins, pesticides, and chemicals to the third world countries as well as in our own front and backyards.

I have always been told I talk too much and so I will talk about something worth talking about right now.

I have been fired from companies because I talk too much about what I see to be dead wrong and one company worked for made pesticides!

Well, since I talk too much I have something to say that we are our worst enemies when we believe the flesh and/or man before we believe in God and food as medicine is what we should be having faith in and hope is in what we do when we change the way we think.

I was out just looking at what we may call unwanted weeds and just started picking, smelling and really wondering if they are really sources of healing?

We may be our own worst enemies and while not a horticulturist, farmer, nor expert these plants are not just growing for the hell of it and may just be good for more than destroying and using weed killers and hurting our own soil and environment too.

I would love to see more taking interest and experimenting and begin boiling some of these so-called unwanted weeds and see what effect we get when the aroma hits our nose and see the healing effects of is what I say and I have begun doing myself and I am going to keep on expressing with my voice of writing until I am heard.

Now, I am seeing people speaking about what I have been writing about for some time now and I am so happy!

I hand-picked some mint yesterday from my yard, and shared with a couple of neighbors and one of my neighbors told me, “When that guy comes to cut your grass, make sure and tell him to use Weed B Gone!” I just looked at her while thinking to myself if we keep using Weed B Gone, we may eventually be gone on this planet ourselves and just smiled at her.

I would love to learn more about the many different plants, weeds, which grow and especially the ones which when we cut our grass, they come right back. It may just be a blessing from God that they keep coming back and we as humans just are not paying attention!

I came across a very interesting article “The War On Weeds – Eating Your Enemy” and where I got the title from also and we may just be getting rid of the wrong things in our society which may be medicine, healing and for curing growing right in front of  our own lawns and under our own noses.

The article basically states, “Even though he has had a lifetime of planting and cultivating where weeds are just considered as far as destruction. I had taken a look at these plants as an undesirable scourge on the scene.”

Starting late, he expresses, “that he now appreciates their potential regard as a green compost editor for preparing the dirt, the length of they are trimmed before seeding. I have comprehended that nature seriously hates a vacuum so it will convey a groundcover of weeds if a vacuum is made.”

In the process “These plants photosynthesize and reuse supplements and along these lines, they can truly improve soils with included carbon and minerals when they fail miserably. I have in like manner come to fathom that various weeds can be viewed as a signpost for stimulating lack or environmental clumsiness. The weed seeds can get by for up to seventy years in the soil and they create when “consummate” conditions introduce themselves.”

“This might be dry conditions, compacted soils, wet conditions, soil acidity, salt, or a need or excess of specific minerals. On the other hand, I have never considered these yield-taking contenders as potential sustenance. It was a huge perfect model change to walk around my nursery and watch, recognize and recognize these past enemies as colleagues.”

He expresses that “In light of his newfound eagerness for green smoothies I have been analyzing “wild greens” and their dietary and healing quality.”

He likewise found that “It was a critical stun to locate that some of my disdained enemies, weeds that are bounteous in my greenery nook and on our examination property, are honestly consumable and some of the time delectable.”

That, and in addition, various them, are unequivocally useful and have been used as a piece of a characteristic answer for a significantly long time (going before transforming into “the wrong plant in the wrong place”).

Along these lines, all things considered, this is said and done, we may need to quit cutting and permitting the developing and simply observe what happens and begin testing.

If we are brave enough to eat at many fast food establishments, aren’t we taking great risks? So, why not experiment with the weeds which continuously keep growing even after we cut, they just come right back. We may have miracles for healing our bodies and minds growing right under our noses?

Important: ensure you know your weeds before consuming them from your garden. There are millions of books and now that the internet is available we can start to looking and finding the weeds which keep coming back in our yards and just educate ourselves and research them.

We see this plant everywhere and I constantly see it being cut down and this is chickweed:

I have stated many times when we see birds and other animals eating, we may need to invest, however, many things birds eat we CANNOT EAT from trees, but on the ground, watch God’s creatures what and why they dive into our yards and see what they are eating and if they keep on flying, maybe we need to truly invest and try it for ourselves.

Chickweed is rich in minerals (counting calcium, magnesium, press, manganese, silica, and selenium) and it additionally contains especially abnormal states of vitamin C and a critical basic unsaturated fat called GLA. It must be recalled that these wild plants have never been hybridized, with the regularly related, negative effect on supplement take-up. Their notoriety for being an issue plant is regularly connected to their seeding proficiency. For this situation, chickweed delivers up to 15,000 seeds for every plant and these seeds can make due for quite a long time in the dirt. The plant is always blossoming so it winds up noticeably hard to control. This vermin like limit has nothing to do with the plant’s nourishment potential. The leaves, stems, and blossoms can be eaten in servings of mixed greens, softly steamed with different greens, saturated with boiling water for ten minutes to make chickweed tea or, obviously, they make an ideal added substance to your green smoothies.


There are so many more weeds which we destroy by applying weed killers and we may be destroying ourselves and our planet too!  Take a look at this one and I see all of the time as I am walking along the railroad tracks where lots of food grows and birds have a field day and are found there in groves munching and crunching away!

This is Purslane – a medicinal succulent

Most of us are familiar with the powerful health benefits linked to the leaves of succulents like aloe vera and yucca and many are discovering the tasty treats from the antioxidant-packed harvests from dragon fruit. However, few are aware of the suite of benefits associated with a common weed called purslane.


Now, everybody sees the dandelion or the “magic bullet weed” all of the time and don’t we mow right over them too?


The herbal name for dandelion is Taraxacum officinale, which actually signifies “official solution for disarranges”. It ends up being an exact depiction of an amazing herb when we see that dandelion is one of the main six herbs in the Chinese homegrown therapeutic chest and has been positioned in the best ten of every few different societies. Indeed, even the 1984 USDA release called “The Composition of Foods” recorded dandelion in the best four green vegetables as far as aggregate wholesome esteem. It could likewise be viewed as nature’s solution for calcium insufficient soils, as the dandelion develops where calcium is inadequate.

I know this probably means nothing to most of us, but next time before pulling them up and go to your computer and investigate and check them out and see what they do and how they may just be our medicine cabinets growing right in our own front or backyards.

The only to find out is to research and find out for ourselves, WE must begin to take our own lives into our own hands and I pray that we all live long and prosperous lives using our brains which God so graciously gave to us! ~ health and wellness

In closing, I state eating the enemy because society and many of us think that weeds are to be destroyed not even thinking what it says in the scriptures about God’s growing!

So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth, but God that giveth the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:7

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