Because of this the world started to look to Merseyside rather than London for its gin and our access to plentiful supplies of Bog Myrtle
gave us a unique botanical to flavour our gin.
is a distinctive shrubby, deciduous plant spread with a variety of uses.
Sweet gale - also known as bog myrtle
- grows wild and is a natural insecticide, used as a midge repellent.
The beer is fermented with bog myrtle
and meadowsweet (as well as the more usual hops) to add fragrance and complexity.
Wooden-edged gravel paths intersect the various fragrant herb beds and, tucked away in a tranquil corner, is a small wildlife pond, planted with bog myrtle
Chemist Boots is working on an anti-wrinkle cream based on Highland bog myrtle
The experts investigated an ancient claim that midges won't bite anyone with a sprig of Bog Myrtle
tied behind their ears.
Borage beer is one of many hundreds of ancient styles created around the world, making use of more than 200 different plant adjuncts - bog myrtle
, henbane, mint and wormwood, for instance - so were quite different to what we know as beer today.
Dr Alison Blackwell and her team from Edinburgh University's Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine are trying out new insect repellents made from bog myrtle
and the Indian neem tree as well as testing an American- made midge trap.
Wildlife: The hills are home to red grouse, merlin, hen harrier, mountain bumblebee, golden plover, large heath butterfly and plants such as bog rosemary and sundews, dwarf cornel and bog myrtle
Black Rory whisky contains a high proportion of Islay malt whisky which will bring a whiff of the sea, a touch of bog myrtle
and the woody hint of peat to its character.
Honey, figs and dates were used in beer brewed by the Mesopotamians 6,000 years ago and the Romans uncovered the use of heather and bog myrtle
in beer when they invaded in 55 BC.