Used since antiquity as a seasoning. Ancient Greeks also used it for its calming effects on the digestive system, tension headaches, coughing spasms and edema. Leaves have a delicate, oregano flavor and are used to season casseroles, egg and cheese dishes, pasta, vegetables, salad dressings and marinades as well as chevre type soft cheeses.
Source of plant
Pinetree Garden Seeds
Annual, biennial, or perennial herb to 60cm. Stems glabrous or tomentose, red. Leavs to 2cm, opposite, ovate, grey, pubescent. Inflorescence a dense terminal panicle; bracts grey-green, to 4x3mm, elliptic, obtuse; flowers tubular, white, mauve or pink, to 8mm; calyx untoothed, 2-lobed.
USDA Hardiness Zone
food, tender perennial