This flower has been appreciated as an ornamental plant for large, intense flowers, but has been used throughout European history also as medicinal plants – due to its rich content in plant mucilages, natural emollients with the action of calming the inflamed mucous membranes. The active ingredients are found in leaves and flowers and have many applications in herbal medicine. They are used as expectorant, soothing digestive tract and urinary tract, moisturizing and laxative. These qualities made them long time ago sought-after in the kitchen. The young leaves and flowers have a pleasant taste and are placed in salads or in food.
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Have you ever used this herb in the kitchen?
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I don’t know this herb. Thank you so much for sharing the information. I’ll try it.
Never used this before but what a nice photo.
No never used this herbs in kitchen
what a great capture!
Love the combination of flower and bug.
We use this spice but dried not fresh. Do you use it fresh?
I used it dry but there are some who use the leaves in the salad.
we only use it dry I will have to check next time I am in the store and see if we can get the leaves.
The leaves and flowers can be macerated in oil, wine or vinegar. They have an intense aromatic taste and therapeutic properties.
we will have to try that – thank you for the suggestion!!!
Great shot, we do not have this herb here .
Thank you. It is quite widespread in my area.