4 August 2016

Butterwort

Insect eating Butterwort; mountain and bogland plant.

Amazing healing properties - can be used as a wound dressing. Here I applied a clean slimy leaf, under a plaster, to a slow-mending cut. The healing process within eight hours was fantastic.

Butterwort produces a bactericide which prevents insects rotting, while they are being slowly digested by the plant.



It was used at one time on cattle sores and wounds. I would guess that especially their udders were treated with butterwort.

It was used at one time to curdle milk and make a buttermilk type product in Sweden and Norway.

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