Common to Britain and North Americans, this slightly bitter herb is covered with hook-like hairs and sticky seeds which attach themselves to passersby. Long regarded by herbalists as valuable for its cooling and astringent properties.
Tea: 3 Tbsp to 2 cups of boiled water. Steep 10 min and strain. Make a tea, extract, encapsulate or use as a hair rinse. Add to soups, stews or lightly sprinkle on food.