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Tanacetum balsamita, Perennial 'Herb' - (circa 872 AD) , (Also, Balsamita vulgaris) Also known in France as Herbe Sainte-Marie. Whole plant emits a soft balsamic odour - pleasant & aromatic, stems rise 2 to 3 ft & bears in Aug, heads of yellowish flowers in loose clusters, (does not set seed in UK). Use fresh leaf in salads & in pottage, or dried into pot-pourri, as it retains its aroma. The root's used as a spice & preserve, gives a spicy flavour to Ale - hence ‘Alecost.’ Widely grown since medieval times in herb gardens & earlier centuries for medical purposes (astringent & antiseptic) Hardy Perennial , Seed Count Approx - 200 avg
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