Archive for December, 2011

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

ground ivy teaGround Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) is a creeping evergreen perennial plant which can be found throughout Europe, North America, North Africa and East Asia. It has been known and used for centuries as a medicinal herb, as well as an ingredient for salads and excellent natural preservative for beer and many other foods. There are quite a few names of this herb, like Alehoof, Gillrun, Creeping Charlie, Cat’s feet, Hay girls, Gill-over-the-ground, and so on. Ground ivy is a member of mint family, therefore, it has quite strong and distinctive flavor and aroma. (more…)