Hello there! Here in Colorado weather has been oscilating between 70 and sunny and 30 and snowing over the last few weeks. This is a sign that spring is in the air! The trees are budding, the garlic is sprouting, and I spotted some baby mustard plants starting to grow in the yard.
Spring and fall is when I most often find chickweed growing in nooks, crannies, and crevasses in yards, gardens, and on forest paths. Chickweed is one of those delicious and nutritious tonic herbs that taste good as greens picked straight from the ground and popped right into the mouth. Its like a walking salad. The tiny little white star flowers offer a chance of renewal and, when you see the nutrient profile of this “weed”, you will see that it contains vitamins, minerals, and other constituents that definitely allow our body the ability to rejuvenate, replenish and renew after a long winter.
I find chickweed to be a wonderful ally for skin issues, a delicious dietary supplement when its fresh and green, and it plays a star roll in some favorite recipes of mine. Come join us in March for Chickweed.
In the magazine you will find these articles:
- Chickweed Herbal Monograph
- Chickweed For Nutrition and Growing Guidelines
- What is an herbal vinegar and why should I love it?
- Chickweed Wanderings – Wildcrafting
- Chickweed Salve and Lotions
- Delicious recipes for salad, vinaigrette, quiche, and more!
In the chickweed herb box you will find:
- Chickweed Herb
- Chickweed Flower Essence
- The ingredients to make a wonderfully emollient chickweed lotion
- A delicious spring tonic tea
- Chickweed seeds to grow in the garden
The small herb box will not include the tea, seeds, or flower essence.
Would you like to learn all about chickweed and get your hands on this tasty herb box?