Herbs of the Coven Garden

Plantain juice from freshly scrunched leaves can be made into an insect repellent and can help with the itching of insect bites, and rashes.The young leaves, and immature flower stalks can be eaten raw or cooked. The seeds can be made into flour once roasted.

Violets a poultice can be made of fresh, scrunched leaves. It has been used to heal skin sores, pimples, rashes, swellings, and sore, red eyes. A strong violet tea can be used as a mouthwash to help heal mouth sores. The leaves and flowers can be eaten, and well as made into a tea for drinking.

Curly Dock can be made into a poultice from fresh, scrunched leaves. This is good for swellings, bruises, and burns. Leaves can be used as a strong tea that can be a substitution for lemonade. Seeds can be roasted and ground into flour.

The Dandelion’s sap from the stem has been known to heal warts, bee stings and pimples (just do not eat it). I bet everyone has this plant in their yard. The flowers and small, young leaves can be eaten in salads, as well as cooked. The root can be roasted and ground to make a tea.

Chickweed can be made into a poultice from scrunched fresh plant matter is used for eye infections, and red, irritated eyes.  The leaves, stems and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked.


This article is just for entertainment. Do not eat or use any plant you find unless you consult an expert to make sure it’s not poison. Note: there are some plants that are poisonous to eat and others that are poisonous to touch. Be Careful!!

Picture by Lady Arawyn/Herb infro. by Lady BonaDea


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