“ No heart can think, no tongue can tell, The virtues of the Pimpernel.”

Its botanical name is Anagallis arvensis

Whether there are red or blue flowers I have never seen one. It has been described by ecletic physicians and master herbalists as for clearing the head, for splinters or as an antiseptic to close the wounds.

I have read a difference in use from red or blue pimpernel by Parksinson but no research to the difference.

I have read about its uses for garden stings and thorns possibly from Rose or Nettles or Thistle Medicinally it is not used that often other than first aid.

Until tomorrow…