hist-brewing: Gill-over-the-ground

Abbott, Ruth r-abbott at oar-xch1.oar.uiuc.edu
Mon May 3 12:24:31 PDT 1999


 > Good Morning! Maude Grieve in her Modern Herbal says the best time to
> harvest it is in May (or when the flowers are quite fresh). It doesn't
> say whether the herbs are used fresh or dried but I've used 
> dry from the
> herb store before and it was fine. None of my period sources say for
> sure either so it may have been used either way - just as 
> need dictated
> -oops just noticed that Modern Herbal says the liquid extract of the
> herb is bitter and acrid. Maybe dry is best....Good luck, Thea
>
Thanks.
What about quantities, and do I use just the leaves or the flowers as well?

Alix 

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