Salad burnet | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs

Salad burnet

salad burnetSanguisorba minor

Widely used as a salad herb since the Middle Ages, salad burnet is regarded as a nutritive tonic (as well as a fodder plant). It is rarely used now in herbal medicine, but it was once used to stop internal and external bleeding and heal wounds.

“The leaves stiped in wine and dronken, doth comfort and rejoice the hart .” (Dodoens, 16th Century)