Lamb’s Quarters is an annual weed that is edible and grows in the wild. It is the most fabled plant and according to some archaeological reports, it is known to emerge on the surface of the earth even before the 16th century.
Lamb’s Quarters can reach a good height of 10 feet and contains bluish-green leaves that have white spots underneath them. It is further embellished by small, greenish, petal-less flowers that are present in a densely clustered fashion at the top of spikes.
This common weed has bagged appreciable health benefits, which is one of the traits of the species of the Amaranthaceae family. The tea made from Lamb’s Quarters leaves is quite fruitful for gastrointestinal tract disorders, especially diarrhea, stomach ache, internal bleeding, intestinal inflammation, and loss of appetite. Lamb’s Quarters strong decoction is immensely beneficial for washing off the skin irritation and other topical inflammatory disorders.
Lamb’s Quarters leaves are also used for beautifying purposes. Bathing in Lamb’s Quarters leaves water can rejuvenate and helps tighten up the saggy skin.
These wonderful wild greens can also be eaten raw in pasta, salads, sandwiches or it can be steamed like spinach, complimenting the main courses.