While walking through the forest in the Ozarks you might find wild berries and other plants that are edible and medicinal such as Multiflora rose. The rose hips which look like tiny red berries can be used in tea.
The image to the left is from the Ohio.edu website. These rose hips are rich in vitamin C, carotene and fatty acids. They are used to relieve cold and flu symptoms. To learn more about the uses and health benefits go to Milk and Honey Herbs.com and read the article called “Wild Rose Medicine“. To learn more about gathering an identifying Multiflora Rose go to Return to Nature.us and read an article called “Gathering Winter Rose Hips“.