Next to Blue Field Madder and Chickweed, Henbit is one of the first wild flowers growing in my yard in Spring. A couple of years ago, I found out this dead nettle is also edible.
Henbit can be consumed fresh or cooked, and it can be used in teas. The stem, flowers, and leaves are edible. Henbit is very nutritious, high in iron, vitamins and fiber. It can be added raw to salads, soups, wraps, or green smoothies. This plant is anti-rheumatic, diaphoretic, an excitant, febrifuge, a laxative and a stimulant.