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Sweet Cicely

Myrrhis odorata

Sacred to the Virgin Mary, and traditionally revered as a bringer of joy, confidence and self-worth. Sweet cicely was used to add vigour to sacred ceremonies such as Bealltainn (Beltaine), the Gaelic may day festival; John Gerard claims in his famous “herball, or generall historie of plantes” of 1597: “it is very good for people that are dull and without courage; it rejoiceth and comforteth the heart and increaseth their lust and strength.”

The essence of the plant is considered aphrodisiac.

Sweet Cicely - Myrrhis odorata

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apple mint

01

Apple mint

chamomile

02

Chamomile

Creeping thistle flower used in the botanist gin

03

Creeping thistle

Downy Birch

04

Downy Birch

Elder flower

05

Elder

Gorse

06

Gorse (Whin)

Hawthorn

07

Hawthorn

Heather

08

Heather

Juniper

09

Juniper

lady's bedstraw

10

Lady’s bedstraw

Lemon Balm

11

Lemon Balm

meadowsweet

12

Meadowsweet

Mugwort

13

Mugwort

Red clover

14

Red clover

Spear mint

15

Spear mint

Sweet cicely

16

Sweet cicely

Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale)

17

Bog myrtle – Sweet gale

Tansy

18

Tansy

water mint

19

Water mint

White Clover

20

White clover

Wild thyme

21

Wild Thyme

wood sage

22

Wood sage

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