Woolly Lambs Ear - a substitute for bandaids

Woolly Lambs Ear (Stachys byzantina) has soft, absorbent leaves and so it has been used as a battlefield wound dressing historically.  

But did you know it also has blood clotting properties and contains antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties as well?

Instead of  store bought bandages try this on a bruise or insect sting: 

Press on the leaves so the juices of the plant are released and wrap the affected area with it.

Woolly Lamb's ear is also an excellent remedy for stinging nettle. 

Deer and rabbits do not eat  lambs 
ear. It makes a lovely border plant for gardens and walkways. 


  1. Very interesting and good to know. However, it's been my sad experience that rabbits will eat ANYTHING if they are hungry enough! :-)

    1. I must admit - you are correct....good thing the leaves come back!


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