Do not cut more than 20% of plant at one time. For drying, cut before it flowers. Dry in bags. Strip leaves from stem when dry.
Prevents breakdown of acetylcholine in brain cells thus prevents Alzheimer’s disease, Improves memory,
Prevents hair loss,
Use in sleep cushions to aid breathing.
Helps drowsiness, lethargy, as a love potion
Myalgia, neuralgia, rheumatism, arthritis, salve for wounds, helps circulation.
Rinse for brown hair,
Chronic fatigue syndrome,
Whole sprigs to flavour vinegar, jellies, meat especially lamb, fish.
Strong tea with catnip to repel insects.
Guards the garden, sprinkle dried leaves around to repel slugs and snails.
Means: remembrance. Herb of sentiment. Latin ‘dew of the sea’
“Smell it oft and it shall keep thee young” Banckies Herbal.