Uses for Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard ( Alliaria petiolata)

DescriptionIt is an invasive weed but the usda does classify's it as an herb. It is banned in my state (but it grows like crazy in the park near my house.
This erect European herb of open woodlands and disturbed soil has dark green, heart-shaped, scallop-edged, deeply veined, long-stalked basal leaves that grow up to 5" across.

Time of Year: Starts growing early spring till fall (sometimes into winter)

Location: Northen North America but are other breads in lower states
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Nutrient Content
 High  in vitamin A and C

You can eat the Leaves, seeds and roots.

Editable uses
Taste sour raw and sweet cooked taste like mild garlic

  • Young Leaves can be eaten raw or cooked
  • Can be used for flavoring (I personally do this)
  • You can dry for winter spice and to add to salads.
  • I use it in pestos and sauces all the time
  • The root taste like horseradish and can be used as a substitute.

Medical Uses

  • The  Root is chopped up and made into an ointment to bring relief from bronchitis.
  • The seeds are used as a snuff to excite sneezing.
  • The leaves can be taken internally to promote sweating to help treat asthma, eczema and bronchitis.
  • You can make a polultice because of its antiseptic property's it will help on ulcers, stings and itching. 
  • It is an anti-inflammatory so wrapping it around sprains, bruises and achy places will help with pain.
  •   You can steam the leaves and roots can help loosen chest and sinus infections.

Other Uses 
  • A yellow dye is obtained from the whole plant
  • Can be used to make paper I found a how to Click Here


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