Common name: Herb Robert
Scientific name: Geranium robertianum
Family: Geraniaceae (Crane’s-bills)
This delightful little plant is a wonderful addition to salads.
Hairy spreading stems support fern-like divided leaves, both turn red later in the season. The flowers are 5-petaled and pink with yellow stamens. Its is widespread locally on limestone walls.
The flowers and leaves are edible and a useful addition to salads, sandwiches and green smoothies.
The flowers and leaves are astringent and are used to treat diarrhoea and leaky gut. Some research suggests that this plant may also have anti-mutagenic properties.
Handful of wild greens (herb Robert, chickweed, nettle, sorrel, plantain), berries (wild or domestic), apple juice to sweeten
Blend all the ingredients together in a smoothie maker, adjust thickness and sweetness to suit by adding more or less apple juice. Add oats or flax seed for a more substantial breakfast smoothie.