Ah, Spring is in the air, and with it, the coming of “weeds”. Now, as most of you know, dandelions and red clover are NOT weeds to be killed off, but precious plants that are food for bees and have great medicinal benefits for us.
Red clover is amazing! Besides being a nitrogen fixer in the garden, an edible flower to enjoy, first food for bees, red clover or Trifolium pratense can also help cells regenerage and has anti-imflammatory properties that make it wonderful to have as a salve on hand for minor skin complaints like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a well-known “weed” introduced to North America by European colonists and is now commonly found in fields, roadsides, and in yards from May until September. This herbal perennial in the pea family (Fabaceae, also known as Leguminosae) roots itself with a long taproot and rises up with a slender, hollow, […]
Here at the Herbal Academy, one of our favorite teas is our Nourishing Weedy Tea. This recipe is a concoction of nettle leaf, dandelion leaf, and red clover blossom. We’ve also added peppermint for extra minerals and to balance the flavor. Get the recipe!
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a wild plant that many of us can easily recognize; and for countless individuals over the age of 60 they have fond memories of eating these sweet flowers as a child. In North America this is an edible plant that traditionally is thought of as nothing more than fodder for […]