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Wednesday 28 August 2013

Marsh Woundwort

Very closely related to hedge woundwort from which we made the recent salve,
a much more delicate flower with a beautiful pink colour and gorgeous detailing.
It has antiseptic properties similar to hedge woundwort but apparently isn't just as effective as an herbal medicine. However the young shoots are edible but not particularly pleasant tasting although the roots are tuberous though small and are good roasted or made into a flour.
This is one of the best all round plants and well worth knowing!

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