Sunday 10 May 2015


Getting some unexpected guests for Sunday lunch? Go to your back garden or check out the little lanes and gutters and pick some nettle heads, a bunch of wild garlic and dandelions. Wash them thoroughly, ( mind those nettles), chop the garlic leaves a bit, put all herbs in the pan and make a soup like you would normally, et voila bon appetite! A soup filled with iron, minerals and vitamins, and so much! And all for free! If it's to green for ya, you can add anything else you like. Next time when you pull out these weeds, think again before you trow them away! Enjoy your Sunday, P x

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The Dandelion has so much health benefits, that even to copy and paste all the info would fill up my whole blog! :) so here is the link of Lady Leaf

History and Folklore
Wild garlic was important to Native Americans in treating asthma and other respiratory disorders. In addition to harvesting the bulbs for food, some tribes chewed them to aid breathing and to treat digestion and intestinal gas. During the Middle Ages, the herb was instrumental in treating cholera and in preventing the plague. Fresh juice from the small bulbs was also an important wound dressing.

Potential Benefits of wild garlic

Wild garlic contains allicin, which may be responsible for the herb's potential health benefits. Allicin may have antibacterial and antimicrobial effects. It may also be an effective antioxidative, according to the "PDR for Herbal Medicines." Potential uses include the treatment of high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and elevated cholesterol levels. It may also act as a blood thinner, making it useful for reducing the risk of blood clots. Evidence of these benefits is anecdotal, and clinical research in these areas is lacking.


The use of wild garlic comes with potential side effects. The "PDR" advises that frequent contact with the fresh plant may result in irritated skin or an allergic reaction. Wear gloves to harvest the herb. In some people, consuming wild garlic may produce a bloated feeling, nausea and diarrhea.
Because it can thin the blood, consuming wild garlic may not be suitable after surgery.
Do not give wild garlic to children or pregnant women unless directed to do so by a doctor. Wild garlic harvested from a farmer's field may contain traces of pesticides or other chemicals.

29 Nettle Tea Benefits.  ENJOY YOUR CUPPA TEA....

You can brew stinging nettle leaves in almost boiling water and drink daily as a curative to all these ailments. Just be sure to check with your doctor since nettle can interfere with certain pharmaceuticals. 

To give you an idea of just how powerful this singular plant is,
nettle has the potential to treat the following ailments:

Nettle stimulates the lymph system to boost immunity
Nettle relieves arthritis symptoms
Nettle promotes a release from uric acid from joints 
Helps to support the adrenals It helps with diabetes mellitus 
Strengthens the fetus in pregnant women 
Promotes milk production in lactating women 
Relieves menopausal symptoms 
Helps with menstrual cramps and bloating 
Helps break down kidney stones 
Helps with respiratory tract disease 
Helps asthma sufferers 
Stops bleeding
Reduces hypertension 
Helps with respiratory tract disease 
Supports the kidneys   
Reduces inflammation
Reduces incident of prostate cancer
Minimizes skin problems 
Eliminates allergic rhinitis  
Lessens nausea 
Cures the common cold
Helps with osteoarthritis
Alleviates diarrhea 
Helps with gastrointestinal disease, IBS, and constipation
Reduces gingivitis and prevents plaque when used as a mouth wash.
Has been shown to be helpful to in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Relieves neurological disorders like MS, ALS and sciatica
Destroys intestinal worms or parasites 
Supports the endocrine health by helping the thyroid, spleen and pancreas - 

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