Other Names: Lesser knapweed, black knapweed
Traditional Uses:soothes sore throats and bleeding gums. Diuretic
Description: Tough perennial with ridged stems and
hairy dark green leaves. Grows up to 3 feet tall and
sprouts spiky purple flowers in summer.
Use: Whole plant used as a diuretic. Used in
medieval times as a wound salve, and also to soothe
sore throats and bleeding gums.
Infusion: Used to prepare more delicate parts of plants. 3 cups of water to 1 ounce dry herb or 1?