Daisy Kids Card
|Safe to eat?
|Yes (unless you are allergic to the daisy family)|
|When Best to eat?||Flowers and new leaves throughout spring and summer
|What parts to eat?||Young leaves and flowers
|Can I eat them raw?||Yes, wash first.
Add to salads, garnishes for cakes, ice creams, syrups etc
|Can I cook them?||Yes, Make a tea.
|Are they a herbal medicine yes?||Yes. Make a tea or cream or ointment.|
|What are they good for?||1. Sore throats
3. Bruises (external use)
4. Cut, grazes, sore skin, bites etc (external use)
|Magical & FolkloreFacts||In Old English, daisies were referred to as “day’s eye” because at night the petals close over the yellow centre and during the day they re-open. The phrase “as fresh as a daisy” originated from this, signifying that someone had a good night’s rest.
The daisy is used magically in spells for love.
|A old story about Daisy||Who remembers the rhyme you play with the daisy flower?
Who has never made a daisy chain?