— Borage (Borago officinalis)
Borage gives courage. Its oil is very rich in omega 3. It can be used for therapeutic and healing purposes.
— Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Very valued in the middle ages as a wound healer. In Portugal it is used to treat digestive problems.
— White Clover (Trifolium repens)
“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee.” — Emily Dickinson
— Honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.)
Honeysuckle with its Intoxicating fragrance is useful in gargles and to treat mouth inflammations or sore throats.
— Echium (Echium plantagineum)
Echium, also known as viper’s bugloss, was traditionally used to treat snake bites.
— Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
Its petals, dried or fresh, and also the seeds can be used in the kitchen.
— Calendula (Calendula arvensis)
Used in gargles to strengthen the gums and relieve sore throats. Weed or medicinal herb?
— Myosotis (Myosotis sp.)
Also known as forget-me-not, it has medicinal properties and edible flowers.
— Wild oats (Avena barbata)
Used in the past to fill the mattresses of nervous people or those suffering from insomnia.
— Wild carrot (Daucus carota)
Its leaves, seeds, and roots can be used as diuretic teas.
— Mallow (Lavatera cretica)
It treats conjunctivitis, skin irritations and inflammations. Weed or useful plant?
— Campion (Silene longicilia)
Edible flowers, leaves, stems and roots. Weed or edible plant?
— Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
From its root you can make a roasted beverage. Weed or an alternative to coffee?
— Nettles (Urtica sp.)
There is a Portuguese expression to send someone to the nettles which holds negative connotations, however we should remember nettles are a superfood.
— Common vetch (Lathyrus clymenum)
Fodder plant is used frequently as green manure. It is edible and also attracts bees.