History of Sweet Woodruff

In the Middle Ages, Sweet Woodruff was hung and strewed in churches as a symbol of humility and placed among stored linens to repel moths and other insects. This fragrant herb was also used as a mattress filling and has a long herbal history for use in a variety of ailments to promote healing.

Use Sweet Woodruff in potpourris, sachets and herb pillows. The flowers and leaves can be used for teas and for making garlands and wreaths. Sweet Woodruff is a natural plant die whose leaves will produce a light brown dye, and the roots a light red when used with alum as a mordant.

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