Img_0055 Herb - Purple Dead Nettle
Grower: Jarhead Farm
Price: $2.00 ( 2 oz)
%> Available (Exact): 2

This herb in the mint family has none of the mint taste. Use it in a salad, a smoothie, in soups, or as a garnish for anything. It's high in iron and vitamin C. As an herbal tea it is an anti-inflammatory and can reduce asthma symptoms (it works for me!). This herb also has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. Being allergic to insect bites, on the farm I chew the leaves and and apply it to the sting to stop swelling and itching. It can be used as a salve as well. Hang some to dry and you will have a versatile herb for your kitchen and your medicine cabinet,