Originally Posted by keltin
My grandmother used to make a tea from Rat’s Vein. She said it helped with a cold or cough. We didn’t drink it often, but if you ever got a cold, she’d whip up a cup and add a little honey to it.
Your info is one of the reasons I picked my online name. There is no such thing as a bad weed, simply plants whose useful properties aren't known to most people. Had I saw a plant that looked like the one in the link growing in my garden, I would have thought it a weed. Thanks for the info.
And boy, does my lawn ever have a lot of unkown good-weeds in it right now.
Take the humble dandelion, that nearly everyone hates. I just don't see why it couldn't become a cash crop. I mean, the leaves are great in salads, the sap is latex rubber, and the blossoms can be made into dandelion wine (for those who imbibe). You don't even have to plant it. It'll come up all by itself, and is highly resistant to draught. What more could you ask for from a plant?
Seeeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North