Ah spring. I love spring. All spring long long i collect dandelions and violets for the herbal teas mixes and jams, the roots are pulled to dry, the first harvest of my early herbs starts, and the house and yard fill with green again. in just a few short days ill fill my house with the scent of lilac as I infuse lilac water for my soaps! i love that i am able to be knowledgeable, that i have had the herbal training in my products since the age of nine on the ways these herbs can help us! im going to go nettle foraging here soon as the first sprouts of nettle are coming up! some of the plants ive talked about today...
Dandelion and what it does. Just like superfood leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, the dandelion greens contain lutein, a neuroprotective. Lutein is believed to support brain structure and neural membrane structure, reinforcing the strength and function of these membranes. dandelion leaves also can help kidney function!
The Dandelion flower has antioxidant properties. Dandelion may also help improve the immune system.
Dandelion root can be used to detoxify the liver and gallbladder!
Nettle Keeps blood sugar and blood pressure levels in check. It is useful in preventing many ailments while it Alleviates pain, Soothes allergies and skin irritation, Protects kidney, urinary, and prostate health and can help Strengthen the bones!
Violets ( my personal favorite to collect because they are hard to find) are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and a blood cleanser. They are good for coughs and colds, and can be made into a violet leaf and honey cough syrup. Violets can also be used topically for skin conditions like eczema, dry skin, bug bites, and varicose veins! and to think most people walk right past these!!
Cheers to these early herbs that help us! Happy foraging! If you dont want to forage, we do offer them for sale, already cleaned and dry, waiting for you on our site!