PURPLE DEAD NETTLE
One of the first blooms of spring, Purple Dead Nettle ( the purple monster). It´s called dead nettle because it looks like nettle but it doesn't sting. Is seen as a weed but it is a very rich edible plant full of goodness! Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, is an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. This plant is good for the kidneys (getting ready for the opening of the pubs) and it is also good for seasonal allergies. All and all the best plant to celebrate the start of spring and get ready for it.
This plant can be used to make tea, put in salads and dishes, make wine and herbal remedies.
This full moon I took a long walk in the woods, the abundance of materials, textures and smells was incredible. I chose to gather Dead Purple Nettel for March Production. A plant that is right next to us and very dismissed. This production is a preparation for spring, making tincture and balm.
Here is a link for some nice recipes *****