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sweet gale

sweet gale

Evergreen bush with long oval almost grayish leaves. Whole plant is edible- berries, roots, leaves. Nitrogen fixer for soil (helps fertilize). has powerful compounds that protects liver and prevents free-radical damage. Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, diuretic. Used for gonorrhea, anti-aging, strengthening, detoxing, healing.
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Bog Myrtle is a small flowering shrub that can grow up to two meters tall.
Bog myrtle is a distinctive shrubby, deciduous plant spread with a variety of uses.
He is a also a private chef and forager, who seeks out everything from wild mushrooms, sorrel, yarrow and bog myrtle to flavour his dishes.
Bog myrtle also adds a rather sweet aroma to the air on non-windy days and it's easy to see why humans have found various uses for this peat-loving shrub over the centuries.
Below the buildings is a musical stave, overlaid with a flowing, repeating design of the leaf of the bog myrtle, the plant that in Anglo-Saxon times was widespread across the peninsula and gave Wirral its name.
The small leaf shrub - also called bog myrtle - grows wild across the country and is a natural insecticide.
A big fan of the great outdoors, James has been shooting since he was young, cultivates a vegetable garden and forages for everything from wild mushrooms to sorrel, yarrow and bog myrtle to flavour his dishes.
Scientists have discovered that Sweet Gale, or Bog Myrtle as it is commonly known in Scotland, has an amazing range of previously unknown properties which makes it ideal for use in products designed for people with skin problems.
After college he spent stints at Corse Lawn House in Cheltenham, Rudding Park Clocktower lot of my food is very simple, but a lot of my food takes days to cook and prepare." James has been shooting since he was knee high to a grasshopper, cultivates a veggie garden and forages for all manner of goodies, from wild mushrooms, sorrel, yarrow and wild hazelnuts to bog myrtle, to flavour his dishes.
Sweet gale - also known as bog myrtle - grows wild and is a natural insecticide, used as a midge repellent.
5 Place two sprigs of bog myrtle behind your ears - the midges avoid you if you look ridiculous.
There are also areas of juniper woodland, dry heath, and bog myrtle mire - the latter a particularly rare habitat type in the North East which is found on the site in particular abundance.