It is sad that so much knowledge from ancestors has been lost.
I attended a talk in Colchester last night by an expert on bushcraft and foraging. It is astonishing to realise that so much knowledge such as the properties of plants, and the most basic of skills such as making fires is lost to most people
The expert claimed that propolis, the sealant bees use to protect their hive with, has medical properties that can clear up a toothache and a foot verruca inside a few days, because it kills bacteria and viruses.
I was able to taste wild foraged food, the wild horseradish that had my eyes watering. The expert was able to creatively use their knowledge of plants to create a wide range of unique sauces and dips.
The modern age has made people lazy and ignorant, preferring to pay for low quality and expensive solutions to common problems oblivious of the free and high quality solutions provided in nature.