This flower is appearing everywhere at the moment and I now know why. Although it originated in Europe and Asia, it flourishes just about anywhere, even becoming invasive. You can perhaps see from the leaves that it is a member of the mint family and in fact it is an edible plant, though I confess that I have only found that out on researching this just now. Apparently it makes a great tea or tincture to help with seasonal allergies and also makes an excellent ‘spit poultice’ to deal with insect bites or small wounds. (If you don’t know what that is, look it up, but it is pretty much what you would think from the name.) It is also anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, so it can be made into a good salve for aches and pains and first aid. I wouldn’t just go out and eat it or make a tincture and take it after reading my post as it can affect some people (pregnant or nursing for example) so do your research before trying to use this in those various ways. This post is about the tiny sweet flower, after all, not a medical advice column! After learning all this, however, I have a new respect for this plant. Enjoy your day everyone, whatever you are doing. A Flower a Day #233
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