I just recently read somewhere that Purple Dead Nettle was made into a tea and used to combat allergies. My daughter is especially sniffly and occasionally snotty during late winter and early spring as the Eastern Red Cedar (i.e. Juniper) is blasting it's pollen everywhere. Unfortunately, we have plenty cedars here so it's pretty tough for her this time of year.
The PDN isn't very tall yet, but I know for a fact that it grows all along our driveway and there are patches of it in the garden.
|Purple Dead Nettle|
|Purple Dead Nettle flowers kinda-close-up.|
|Henbit with flower buds. |
The open flowers look almost identical to PDN.
Well, hopefully not. I'll let you know when I start drinking it and if you don't hear from me in a few days.....