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Lovely pictures from Stanwick Lakes, just up the road from me!welcome to ISpot :-)
One of my favourite plants, and a lovely photo of it. This is wild teasel, the spines are upright and long. These plants were used to tease wool in the spinning trade. They were also used by fullers, the people who finished cloth. It was also used to brush snooker tables.
Water collected from the cupped leaves, they can hold a couple of glasses worth, is supposed to cure freckles when used as a cosmetic. Bathing eyes in teasel water is used to cure hay feaver.
Nicholas Culpeper (17th century herbalist) believed a paste of teasel roots would cure warts.
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