Step 6: Burning Bush (Wahoo)
Ernie brought with him the young, tender top leaves off the burning bush plants growing in his brother's yard. You will see a lot of non-edible lists that have Burning Bush on them warning people not to eat, so always use your discretion or substitute any of the other more common wild edibles. Note that we harvested the young, upper tender leaves very early in the spring, combined a sensible portion with other greens and they were cooked before eaten. It's also important to note that Ernie's family has been eating these wild edibles for years and shared their recipe accordingly.
Burning Bush was once widely used as an herbal remedy.
An infusion of the leaves is used as a tea substitute and is a good digestive. A homeopathic remedy is made from the fresh leaves.. It is used in the treatment of female complaints and constipation.