Often mistaken for a weed because of its rapid growth, this plant actually contains anti-inflammatory properties and is high in nutrients. It is a low growing plant that has pointed oval leaves and small white flowers often used in cooking. It was used during the 16th century as a soothing herb for inflamed skin and even had as a tea to soothe a cough.
- Used in a cream form to treat eczema and skin rashes
- Contains gamma-linolenic acid that is good for hair, skin and bones
- High source of vitamin C
If using the plant, look for bright green leaves that do not produce any sap when cut. You can add these leaves to salads, pestos, and your NutriBlasts. If buying a dried version, always go for the organic option.