Wild Medicine

Choice is a right, not a privilege.

Preserving Medicinal Plant Knowledge

Traditional wisdom worth saving

An Idea Is Born

You may not need a trip to your local pharmacy to find the medicine you need for aches, pains or trouble sleeping.

Medicine is all around us. For centuries, Indigenous peoples found all of the medicine they needed on the land, using plants to treat a variety of ailments and conditions.

Plant wisdom has been carefully discovered over thousands of years and passed down from one generation to the next through oral tradition. In today’s world, people are relying less on these teachings to survive.

Our First Choice

Nature has been a source of medicine for centuries. In some countries, an estimated 80 percent of people use traditional medicine to treat illness.

Canada is home to nearly 4,000 species of native plants. The untrained eye may only see trees, grasses, weeds, and shrubs, but in First Nations teachings, many of these plants are medicine.

History of Indigenous Plants

For thousands of years, indigenous plants have played an important role in the lives of the First Nations people across North America. They used trees to carve canoes for traversing rivers, flowers to create natural dyes for paints and clothing, and naturally growing herbs and plants for medicine that could help with all manner of ailments.

A study confirmed that close to 550 plants from the Canadian Boreal forests were used by the First Nations people for their medicinal properties, to treat many ailments including colds, fevers, diabetes, high blood pressure and more.

Education is the most important thing we can do to keep this practice alive.

**Wild Medicine does not promote the illicit sale or use of cannabis and/or its derivatives. Our goal is to educate you, so you can make your own Choice.**