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Allergy Sufferers Get Ahead with Purple Dead-nettle By Thea Summer Deer, D.S.P.S
by Wise Woman - Thursday, May 17, 2018, 08:43 PM
 
Allergy Sufferers Get Ahead with Purple Dead-nettle
By Thea Summer Deer, D.S.P.S.

It is Spring and a carpet of Purple Dead-Nettle is covering my garden. Even though I had put the vegetable garden to bed, tucking it in with straw, this "weed" decidedly took over. These Dead heads not only look like a weed, they smell like one too! Unlike the followers of a particular psychedelic rock band there is nothing distinctive about this plant that would indicate it might be edible, useful or medicinal.

While I was never a Dead Head I do march to the beat of a slightly different drummer, and just because I harvest, juice and infuse what most people think of as useless weeds it doesn't mean I'm tripping or that I smell bad, but it does mean that I'm ahead of allergy season.

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Thea Summer Deer, D.S.P.S. is a clinical herbalist, educator, author and singer-songwriter. She began practicing midwifery in 1978 and was a founding mother of the South Florida School of Midwifery.
Her involvement in Alternative Medicine spans 40 years as owner of Mindbody Press and Evolutionary Press, and as the executive director of Resources for World Health. She is a graduate of Botanologos School for Herbal Studies and received her doctorate from Venus Rising University.
Learn More about all of Thea's courses at the Wise Woman University:
http://www.wisewomanuniversity.org/summerdeer/