Once known as ‘the mother of herbs’ with many uses. Being very aromatic it is a good insect repellent, indeed
even the name possibly comes from old English meaning ‘Midge plant’. A tall plant with yellow or reddish brown flowers and a silvery fuzz on the leaves, used as a yellow dye, as flavouring in fish and meat dishes or even stuffed in the shoes to ward off travel weariness and fatigue.