Spring flowers are blooming and that means the Herb Fairies will be returning soon!
To celebrate their arrival, let's make one of their favorite tea recipes...
Plantain Fairy Tea!
Plantain is thought to be the 2nd most common weed we find here in the US after dandelion, and thankfully it offers wonderful food and medicine. The leaves can be eaten in salads when young and tender - before they become tough and stringy with age. When used medicinally, the soaked seeds offer slimy demulcent action and the leaves are often used to make a "green bandage" or chew poultice for drawing out splinters and relieving bug bites. Dried leaves can also be infused to make a nice soothing and nutrient rich tea.