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Betony

Betony

Betony, like many herbs, has a storied history. As far back as Egyptian times, it was considered a magical herb and was believed to provide protection against harm. During the Middle Ages, people wore amulets made from betony to ward off evil spirits.


For the culinary herb garden, betony makes a wonderful replacement for black tea. It is popular as a base herb for herb tea mixes, to which it adds a light, clean flavor.


Medicinally, betony has a long history. The Romans listed at least 47 illnesses that betony was believed to cure. It was also believed that wild animals ate betony when they were injured. Today, betony is used by herbalists for treating tension headaches, migraines, and chronic headaches of hormonal nature.

Betony, like many herbs, has a storied history. As far back as Egyptian times, it was considered a magical herb and was believed to provide protection against harm. During the Middle Ages, people wore amulets made from betony to ward off evil spirits.


For the culinary herb garden, betony makes a wonderful replacement for black tea. It is popular as a base herb for herb tea mixes, to which it adds a light, clean flavor.


Medicinally, betony has a long history. The Romans listed at least 47 illnesses that betony was believed to cure. It was also believed that wild animals ate betony when they were injured. Today, betony is used by herbalists for treating tension headaches, migraines, and chronic headaches of hormonal nature.

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