Purple Dead Nettle Tincture

NETTLE, WHITE DEAD

Scientific name:
Lamium purpureum

Description:Purple Dead Nettle is a member of the mint family it has a square stem, no basal leaves and the lower leaves are dark green and have short petioles, all leaves are hairy, and are circular in outline with 'scalloped' margins, becoming more purple-red and smaller in the upper leaves. The flowers grow in whorls of 3-6 in the upper leaves. Purple-red in color the flowers are tubular blooming year round. Purple Dead Nettle is a favorite for bees and butterflies, who find abundance of honey in its blossoms. When poulitced it smells like freshly husked corn.

Habitat:
An annual herb believed to be a native of Europe, now found world-wide and growing in most any situation or soil, mainly in the temperate regions.

Medicinal/Edible:The leaves and flowers can be cooked or added raw to salads & smoothies. The plant is very nutritious, high in iron, vitamins and fiber. The whole plant is medicinal, used as an astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, and tonic.

The entire plant is astringent, and a decoction of the plant is useful for stopping & checking of any type of hemorrage. The fresh bruised leaves can be poulticed to any external cut or wound. The dried plant, made into a tea with honey, encourages perspiration & acts on the kidneys, being useful in cases of chill.


Grimm's Gardens Dead Nettle Purple Dragon: Well Established: Container Size: 4.5" pot
Lawn & Patio (Grimm's Gardens)
  • Lamium maculatum Purple Dragon
  • Full to Part Shade
  • Height: 4-8
  • Spread: 12-24
  • Zone: 4 to 9

I'm back with more info

2009-04-07 19:12:13 by -WEEDS-

I googled mint and found a photo of your top photo. It was linked to a blog. I have no association with said blog, but here's what it said:
One of the true signs of spring is when the fields become misted with purple, like this one in Adams County. These purple pastures are the work of Purple Dead-nettle, Lamium purpureum, a non-native Eurasian weed in the mint family. It is quite ubiquitous, and I'm sure you've seen it. It is at its showiest when vast quantities cloak the fallow spring fields.
Like most mints, even weedy non-native ones, Purple Dead-nettle is quite striking upon close inspection


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Shallow rooted annual and perennial herbaceous plants can be planted closer to the drain fields since they do not have invasive roots. Turfgrass can be grown over the drain field and is beneficial since it helps hold the soil in place.

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