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From nettle to goldenseal, blessed thistle to red clover, the forests of West Virginia are rich with native plants and herbs, many of which have been used for their reported health benefits for generations.

Sue Hovemeyer, a retiring Hebrew midwife and a producer at The Wild Ramp Farmer's Market, is passing along her Appalachian heritage and knowledge of herbal remedies through her line of products called Sue’s Nourishing Herbs.

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Dawn Nolan is a former Gazette-Mail food writer and the current marketing and program coordinator for The Wild Ramp in Huntington. For more information on The Wild Ramp, visit or follow TheWildRampHuntingtonWV on Facebook or @wildramp on Instagram. The Wild Ramp is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call The Wild Ramp at 304-523-7267. Email Dawn at

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