Water Mint - Mentha Aquatica

Folklore. Treated eelskins, stuffed with thyme and lavender, were buried in peat in layers of marsh mint, as it was known, throughout the summer months. In autumn, they were dug up, cleaned, and tied just above the knee. These yorks were thought to protect against rheumatism. Traditionally, the best mead was said to come from wild bee honey collected three times in the year - the first when dandelions were in flower, the second when the wild mint bloomed and the third after the bees had collected nectar from the giant thistle. Mint was also used as a cure for headaches

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