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Externally for treating wounds and stopping the flow of blood.”“Yep – and most of what you need to make them is growing out in the back yard.”He is enthralled, and sets off immediately to gather odds and ends to brew his first concoction.We settle on steeping nasturtium leaves, as I figure they should be pretty harmless as people eat nasturtium as a salad green.It is an important food plant for the caterpillars of many species of butterflies.Plantain grows from a short, tough rootstock or rhizome, which has a large number of long, straight, yellowish roots, is a basal, rosette of large, broadly oval, dark green, leaves.
While he is steeping his brew, I wash up my latest round of herbs – yarrow, plantain and red clover.