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Stinging-Nettle Harvest Is Valuable
In Britain, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, and other voluntary workers gather an unusual war-time harvest. They pick stinging nettles, dandelion roots, meadow saffron, and other herbs containing useful medicinal drugs. Nettles are wanted for fibre extraction and green pigment (chlorophyll); dandelion roots contain digitalis; meadow saffron, colchicum. Dried nettles fetch £30 to £50 a ton; dandelion roots as much as £5 a cwt.
The Mail (Adelaide, SA : Saturday 23 May 1942)


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