salad burnet


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salad burnet

An amazing nutritious edible that comes up early in the spring. Put leaves in salad- tastes like cucumbers. An abundant self-seeding perennial. Toothed leaves, tiny purplish-red flowers. Astringent (stops bleeding), used for menstrual bleeding, hemorrhoids. Powdered root used on burns. Use young leaves, the older ones become more bitter. Featured in the DVD set Free Food and Medicine.

Salad Burnet

 

(Sanguisorba minor), a perennial plant of the family Rosaceae; it is sometimes included in the genus Poterium. The leaves are pinnate, with the lower ones in a rosette. The small, greenish flowers, which subsequently turn brown, are in compact heads. The salad burnet grows in Western Europe, the southern European USSR, and, occasionally, the central European USSR. It is found in dry meadows, on rocky slopes, along roads, and in wastelands. Sometimes it grows as a weed among crops. The salad burnet is an important pasture plant, especially in regions with mild winters. The young leaves, whose odor resembles that of a cucumber, are occasionally used in salads in place of lettuce. Sometimes Poterium polygamum (more correctly Sanguisorba minor muricata) is called salad burnet.

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Go to your herb patch and simply dig up a generous portion of your oregano, sage, thyme, tarragon, Winter Savory and Salad Burnet. While you're there, dig up a clump of chives.
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Salad burnet, with its unmistakable honeyed cucumber notes, is perhaps the prettiest leaf in the garden, and the young stems are delightful in salads.
And Halcyon Seeds have an outstanding list of salad vegetables, including many Oriental types and unusual salad leaves like purslane, American and Greek cress, lamb's lettuce and salad burnet.
I had success last season with French sorrel, lovage, chicory, salad burnet and orach.
In the winter, I keep a cherry tomato vine in a five-gallon bucket, a window box of lettuce, a jar of alfalfa sprouts, a pot of salad burnet (tastes like cucumbers), and a pot of chives in the house.
It also makes a delicious soup, while Salad Burnet is cool and cucumbery.