Unknown February 4, 2015 at 10:17 AM. submitted 1 month ago by kgerh. Pour 500ml hot water in it. It’s a food source. In our calendar that would be 28 th April. share. It likes loose garden soils, river beds, arable land, driveways, footpaths, waste places. It is a member of the mint family, which is distinguished by the purple deadnettle’s four-sided square stem. 3. Cover the infusion for 10 minutes. The leaves, stems, and flowers of purple dead-nettle plants are edible. Strain and add it to the bathing water. Such a variety of habitats shows its adaptability and it grows all year round. Apr 14, 2016 - Do you have purple dead nettle growing in your yard? Strain and drink it anytime you feel like. 100% Upvoted. We are loving to go foraging for dead nettle! report. Dead nettle’s interesting name originates from its resemblance to stinging nettle, but without the sting of nettle, hence it is “dead”. Red/purple dead nettle Lamium purpureum is a widespread and common annual which can grow up to 50cm tall. Purple Dead Nettle Pesto Pasta Primavera. It is a hardy herbaceous annual native to Europe and Asia. Red dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family. Replies . The purple deadnettle is closely related to the henbit, which is often referred to as the henbit deadnettle. Apr 15, 2018 - In the Spring, this unappreciated weed can be seen all over! Makes 4 hearty servings. If you allow Purple Archangel to be your garden's cover crop, you will never be without this plant. Not only is it easy to find, but it's great addition to your natural medicine cabinet Dead nettle, sometimes referred to as purple dead nettle, (Lamium purpureum) is all over our yard this spring. I plan on using DN in my smoothies every morning with kale now. Apr 12, 2019 - Purple dead nettle is easily foraged, when springtime rolls around, you are sure to find dead nettle all over. Purple Dead Nettle Folklore & Legend . First of all, it’s easy to spot because it’s a bit unusual looking. Purple dead nettle, also known as red dead nettle, is another common weed that you can harvest at this time of the year. Not only is it easy to find, but it's great addition to your natural medicine cabinet Dead purple nettle? purple dead nettle pesto and recipe! https://healingweeds.blogspot.com/2013/04/purple-deadnettle.html The leaves can be used on external wounds or cuts, or as a poultice, similar to how you would use yarrow or plantain. Purple Dead Nettle Smoothie Recipe In a high speed blender, mix 1 1/2 cups filtered water, cold large handful Dead Nettle tops 1 ripe banana 2 or 3 slices of fresh Ginger root 2 scoops of chocolate Organic Protein Powder When all ingredients are beautifully smooth- pour into a beautiful vintage glass and enjoy!! Dead Nettle contains Tannins. Purple dead nettle, a member of the mint family, has a characteristic square stem and cascading reddish-purple triangular top leaves — kind of reminiscent of shimmery mauve eye shadow — that are hairy and grow increasingly rounded and verdant at the base. 8 comments. Rather than having a round, tubular stem, the stem of the purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) is actually squared. Purple dead nettle is known in the herbal world as being astringent, diuretic, diaphoretic and purgative. Dead Nettle helps to treats the odor and treats Vaginal Discharge. As with all members of the mint family, they have a telltale square-shaped stem, though neither possesses quite the fragrance or culinary potential of their more popular cousins. Other common names include purple dead nettle, purple archangle, red henbit and French nettle. The tops and leaves of the younger plants are edible and can be used in salads or smoothies. save. (It’s easily confused with henbit dead nettle a k a Lamium aplexicaule, which grows in the same areas but has round leaves up and … It is a wonderful ally. This is another good edible for beginners to forage because it does not have any dangerous lookalikes. Purple dead nettle is a cold hardy annual native to Eurasia, found growing in gardens, fields, cities and roadsides throughout most of North America. (-: But it's a very interesting idea. I have to say the name dead nettle doesn't have a very appetizing sound to it. Both are very nutritious, high in iron, vitamins and fiber. In this recipe, we put those lovely weeds to good use, incorporating them into an exfoliant-loaded soap that’s perfect for scrubbing up after a day’s labor in the garden. Purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) Purple dead nettle can be used in the same manner as henbit, so just use them the same way if you can’t tell them apart (or if they are growing so entwined that you can’t separate them). Reply Delete. Shop. Reply. Harvest some of it - it's got a few handy magical uses! Apr 28, 2019 - Purple dead nettle is easily foraged, when springtime rolls around, you are sure to find dead nettle all over. I have foraging friends who still get tongue-twisted at times. Posted by 8 months ago. Jul 4, 2020 - If you enjoy foraging, then purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) is a wonderful plant to become acquainted with through these two simple recipes. My little trick keeps me one ahead ;) GO. The purple dead nettle is also called the red nettle, the red dead nettle and the red Archangel, as these dead nettles were thought to bloom on the Archangel Michaels day which was May 8 th in the Julian calendar. This particular one has diuretic, and sweat promoting properties, is a styptic, so helps wounds heal, is astringent and a tonic. How to identify Dead Nettle, White Dead Nettle, Red or Purple Dead Nettle, Henbit Dead Nettle, Lamiastrum. Recipes? This thread is archived. It’s also anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. 2. report; all 17 comments. Create an account whattheheckihatethis 8 points 9 points 10 points 1 month ago . * Harvest about 10% of each patch, leave the rest for the bees. Close. Learn why you should be foraging for dead nettle and some dead nettle recipes to use it! Purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) is one of those plants that you may have overlooked or cut down on your own property without realizing it's not only edible, but quite flavorful.Like wild asparagus, it isn’t native to the U.S, but it has spread to cover most of the country. Reply. Dead purple nettle? sorted by: best. While the leaves of both Lamium species do resemble those in the nettle family, these mints are actually unrelated to true nettles and have no sting, making them "dead." Purple dead-nettle is wild, edible leaves. It has four sides with clearly delineated corners. The Purple Dead Nettle (dead in this case means not stinging) has more triangular shaped leaves that grow in a big clumps. Post a comment! 8 comments: Frank and Fern February 3, 2015 at 3:03 PM. They can also be used to make a herbal tea. Prepare a cup of boiling water and then add 1 heaping teaspoon of dried purple dead-nettle. Dead-nettle leaves and flowers have a grassy, slightly mushroomy taste, although the flowers’ nectaries add a bit of sweet. Archived. 17 comments; share; save; hide. The seeds of the Purple Dead Nettle, Lamium purpureum, (LAM-ee-um per-PER-ee-um) have antioxidants and presumably the L. amplexicaule would as well. Take 3 tablespoons of dried Dead Nettle flowers. Dead Nettle is also known as Purple Archangel, and when you look down on the leaf, it does look like angel's wings.By comparison, when you look down on the leaves of Henbit, her leaf looks like a fluffy hen with her wings stretched out. I have used in in herbal salve. The purple deadnettle leaves are considered dead, and there are no stinging hairs. hide. Toggle navigation. To take the purple dead nettle, you can make an infusion. Home; About . Thank you for teaching me something I had never thought about. top new controversial old random q&a live (beta) Want to add to the discussion? https://www.growforagecookferment.com/stinging-nettle-recipes For the pesto: Approximately 2 cups of freshly picked Purple Dead Nettles (leaves and flower tops) 6 … https://www.growforagecookferment.com/foraging-purple-dead-nettle Labels: Purple Dead Nettle, Recipes, Soup. You can even eat the entire plant. I once thought of dead nettle only as a horrible weed we needed to pull, but I now understand how useful it is. Purple dead nettle. Purple dead nettle is a surprisingly abundant herb which is probably growing near you. Here are some compelling reasons why you should go out and find it now. Recipes? 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