SWEET LEAF- Herbs for Health- more goodness from the garden

Coming up on Sunday 28th May is this year’s workshop “Herbs for Health” (and goodness from the garden)

I will be featuring 15 of the top plants we can grow all year that have amazing medicinal properties, we will then make some simple recipes, teas and tonics that include them.

Here is just one amazing plant that will be on the list and the menu

Sweet Leaf (Sauropus androgynus)

sweet leaf

Family- Euphorbiaceae
Origins in India / Malaysia
Form- Ground cover herb
Part Used- Leaf
High in vitamins A, B and C with minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.
Tonic and antioxidant.

High in protein 49%, fibre 14-18%

This is a great addition to any salad, stir-fry, green smoothie, curry or soup. It has a pea like taste and also can make a great pesto or herb paste in combination with other herbs. Chickens also seem to love this as a favourite green.

This is so easy to grow from cutting and makes a wonderful hedge of soft deep green leaves that just keeps on giving (a great example is at Lakeside Drive Community garden) It grows all year and does not really die back and especially love the humid wet season.

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