|Longevity: HP (zones 5 to 9)|
Native to the Mediterranean region, it has been used for flavoring and medicine for centuries. One of the herbs you should have if stranded on a desert island. Commonly used in stuffing for poultry sausage; helps in the digestion of fatty foods. Tea is tonic for nerves and blood; used as a wash it benefits the hair and complexion. Burned in purification rituals. Needs well drained average garden soil.