What does it mean???
It’s a scientific approach at wild edible plants knowledge. It’s part of the Ethnobotany. Although collection and preparation of wild plants for use as food or home remedies is old as mankind, this skill it’s far from outdated.
The word dates back to 1767 when the Italian physician Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti wrote the book “De alimenti urgentia” with the aim of helping people in times of starvation. The word roots (etymology) are from ancient greek language:
- phytón = plant
- alimos = that takes away hunger
- ergon = work
Many researchers from then on studied the subject, especially in times of war.
Times have changed, but eating weeds not only stood the test of time, but gained a lot of attractiveness in recent times…Why?
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